Saigon Lantern Street is crowded before the Mid-Autumn Festival

Luong Nhu Hoc Lan tern Street, District 5 these days is always crowded with people visiting and taking photos, the peak time is in the evening.

At 8:00 p.m., September 25, the approximately 3m wide street of Luong Nhu Hoc lantern street was empty. Merchants said that this street has long specialized in producing and selling lion and dragon dance items, and for about 40 years now it has also been selling lanterns.

About 500 m of the street during the Mid-Autumn Festival displays all kinds of colorful lanterns, becoming a typical sightseeing spot of Saigon. One month before the full moon of August is the busiest time. Civil defense forces are on duty every night to maintain security, order, and prevent motorbikes from entering.

Mr. Nghe Han Minh has nearly 50 years of trading on Luong Nhu Hoc street. His stall specializes in selling handmade paper lanterns and battery-powered lanterns in many shapes and colors.

“On weekdays, the family mainly sells lion and dragon items, then imports Mid-Autumn items. This year the street is busier, lantern prices have not increased, but business is sluggish than before,” the 63-year-old man said. know.

Small businesses said that lanterns shaped like stuffed animals in bamboo baskets are popular this Mid-Autumn Festival, priced from 35 to 80,000 VND depending on the style and size.

Ms. Le Thi Nhung reserved a whole table to sell stuffed animal lanterns. Every day she sells about 250 lanterns of this type, mainly bought by children and young people.

Traditional lanterns made of glass paper still occupy a large number of stalls, priced at 40,000 – 120,000 VND.

The booths were crowded with people taking photos. The seller said that taking photos is not prohibited, but hopes that visitors will support their purchases and not stop for too long, affecting sales.

Vu Thi Cam My (left corner), 19 years old, visited the lantern street for the first time. A female student at Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy said the atmosphere on the street is crowded and colorful and the stall owners are also quite friendly.

Coming from Dong Nai to visit, Thanh Ngan, 20 years old, bought a rabbit lantern to pose for photos.

Phuc Huy, 4 years old, was carried on his father’s shoulders. The boy was excited about the lanterns with the designs of characters in comics and cartoons.

Around 11:30 p.m., the lantern street gradually thins out. To explore the neighborhood, you can park your car along Tran Hung Dao street from the intersection of Trieu Quang Phuc to Chau Van Liem, turn around to Nguyen Trai for 20,000 VND and then walk in.

($1=24,000 VND)
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