Early Morning Visit Hanoi' Quang Ba Flower Market (Private Tour)
Wake up early in the morning and take a ride to the busy night flower market with full of flowers, fragrance, friendly local people.
It’s the floral hub for wholesalers who arrive with bundles of roses and chrysanthemums tied to their bikes and mopeds.
Even if you do not wish to buy flowers, it is an ideal place for taking photograph and a unique experience of Hanoi.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Private car transfer during your tour
- Local tour guide
- Food for breakfast
- A cup of coffee or tea
- Entry/Admission - Quang Ba Flower Market
- Entry/Admission - Ba Dinh Square
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (recommended)
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
5:00 - 5:30 AM Our tour guide and car will pick you up at your hotels around Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem lake.
Stop At: Quang Ba Flower Market, Au Co Street, Tay H, Hanoi Vietnam
Then transfer to flower market, where all the most beautiful, freshest bouquets are delivered from the flower farms around Northern of Vietnam
in Hanoi, for those who love flowers or participate in flower-related work, probably no one is unaware of a place that whenever being mentioned, its name reminds people of a truly beautiful and fragrant destination: Quang Ba night flower market (chợ Hoa đêm Quảng Bá). Located five kilometers away from the center of Hanoi, Quang Ba (Quang An) Flower Market is an ideal place for purchasing flowers and an appropriate place for discovering Hanoi at night.
When roughly everyone in Hanoi falls asleep, Quang Ba flower market “wakes up”. Visiting this special flower market, visitors can not only enjoy the colorful and fresh beauty of numerous flowers but also learn something about the working life of flower sellers in this night market. Besides, sometimes, trying to do something as weird as shopping flowers at night would not be a bad idea, right.
Quang Ba market nowadays not merely sells locals’ flowers but also sells imported ones. The exotic flowers are gotten from various sources, from national provinces (Vinh Phuc, Da Lat,…) to international areas (China, Thailand, Netherlands, South Africa,..). Each season, each area has its own flowers; therefore, flowers sold at Quang Ba Flower Market are seasonal and numerous.
Highlights of Quang Ba Flower Market
1. Chances For Strange Experiences
Even before reaching Quang Ba night flower market, tourists have a high tendency of discovering new things on their way to the market. This is because Quang Ba market is only open at night and will complete before the sunrise. Therefore, on tourists’ way to this market at night, they will surprisingly discover a new aspect of Hanoi, an abnormally quiet Hanoi, a Hanoi with distinguished cultural beauty.
People often say that visiting Quang Ba night flower market is such a “weird” experience. Absolutely, but in the most positive way! Visiting Quang Ba market, people would have priceless chance to try two “seem unbelievable” things in Vietnam, maybe even in the world! First, while the whole city is falling asleep after a long and hard-working day, when everyone assumes that, apart from some entertaining night activities, nearly all working activities are stopped, a bustling market is still open. Secondly, when the majority of consumers choose shopping for flowers in the early morning so that they can totally observe their beauty, this market sells tons of flowers each night.
2. Friendly Atmosphere
Quang Ba night market, which is located on Nghi Tam dike (Tay Ho district), takes place every night and is always full of sellers and buyers. Flower market usually lasts from 23:00 to dawn, selling an enormous range of flowers, from various sources, both nationally and internationally. This market is a paradise for retailers as its vendors offer wholesale flowers at such a reasonable price.
For the first time being at a flower market in the large scale and at Quang Ba market in the small scale, visitors will be highly likely to be fascinated by the numerous flower stalls of all species and colors. Not only the most common, traditional flowers such as roses, lilies, chrysanthemums and so on but also the imported ones like willow, tulip,… are sold at the market, of course, with such a low cost.
When spending time visiting other markets, it is common to see the bustling atmosphere, which is typical for any market. However, in this market, though the hectic atmosphere is still an unavoidable thing, the way sellers treat their products is more gently. Unlike food or household trading, flowers are in need of being treated carefully. Thus, each time you visit this market, you will see the florists “cherish” and gently select the freshest, most beautiful branches, then gently wraps them in a paper, put them at suitable places where they will wait to be sold.
3. Better View Into The Marginalised’s Lives
In addition to the beauty of the flowers, going to this market provides travelers priceless opportunity to understand the lives of Hanoi manual laborers at night better. Regrettably, opposed to the prosperous bustling life which is often seen in the morning, there are a plethora of marginalized people who are waiting for the night to make their living. These people spend their lives making living on flowers, working even when others are falling asleep or even on the holidays. In spite of their hard lives, sellers at this market still bring Hanoi a fantastic scene at night, a scene that is covered with colorful flowers and fragrance.
4. Enjoy Another Aspect of Hanoi’s Night
In Quang Ba flower market, there are a large number of buses carrying flowers going in and out. The laughter, the offers of the sellers, the bargain of the buyers create an energetic scene, which makes it hard for people to believe that this is the living night scene of a capital, of a city that has one-thousand-year history and culture.
5. Familiar Customers and Visitors
Even though this market is specialized for selling wholesales, it is still possible for consumers to buy a small number of flowers for daily activities. Therefore, familiar customers of this flower market are not only the small vendors but also normal buyers, who come to search for flowers at such an appropriate price. Usually, people will see some women coming to get several yellow daisies’ bouquets to put on the altar for religious purposes or even to decorate their houses colorfully.
Sometimes, small groups of high schools or universities’ students are seen to wander around Quang Ba market, looking for some pristine white daisies or yellow sunflowers branches, in order to make their yearbooks’ photo more impressive.
At times, people meet foreign tourists wandering to explore Hanoi at night with a camera in hand. Opposed to the customers, who often try to finish their purchasing as fast as possible so that they can start their working day on time, visitors should walk slowly, so that they can leisurely enjoy the fragrant beauty of Quang Ba flower night market.
Opposed to the customers, who often try to finish their purchasing as fast as possible so that they can start their working day on time, visitors should walk slowly, so that they can leisurely enjoy the fragrant beauty of Quang Ba flower night market.
6. Beautiful Shimmering Scenes
Lastly, for first-time visitors, who worry that the dark of the night will prevent them from totally enjoying the flower market, there is no point in worrying about that. Each stall will have a small light so that the sellers, as well as the customers, can conveniently purchase the flowers. In fact, the shimmering light of a tremendous variety of flower stalls offers viewers a surprisingly awesome scene, the scene in which Quang Ba night flower market is immersed in
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Ba Dinh Square, Hung Vuong Street Quáng truòng Ba Dinh, Hanoi 10000 Vietnam
The next stop is Ba Dinh Square just in time for daily Flag Raising Ceremony as the way Vietnamese people show our respect to national hero - Ho Chi Minh
The square adjacent to the Ho Chi Minh complex is called Ba Dinh square, where many important national historical events in modern history took place.
Location & History
The square adjacent to the Ho Chi Minh complex is called Ba Dinh square, where many important national historical events in modern history took place. The square was originally developed by French colony and known as Round Point Pugininer. On September 2nd, 1945 – now Vietnam National Day- Ho Chi Minh has read the Vietnam Independence Declaration. In the Declaration, he quoted French and the United States’s Independence Declaration that “All men are created equal and that everyone has the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness”.
Representatives from all social sectors, including workers, youth, educators, soldiers, cheered over the country’s unity and independence is that historical moments. About 24 years later, the square also hosted the funeral of Ho Chi Minh. It was the same crowd who mourned and cried in the rain to send off their revere leader. It was then decided by in-power Vietnamese government that Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum be built on the square so that the national hero can be forever remembered.
Events & Activities
Nowadays, Ba Dinh square is one of the few green and unoccupied areas of urban Hanoi. Many important events such as parades and commemoration of veterans take place at the square. Interestingly, despite its solemnity during the day, during the night time, the square is a popular gathering place for the local: families who want a walk, elderly who want to exercise and friends who want to hang out.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street, Around Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
After that you will continue to Hoan Kiem lake, when the vendors and shops prepare to welcome very first guests, the bustling atmosphere of the capital is slowly returning. We still have some more time to enjoy the beauty of morning while walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, though. Friendly Hanoi people who doing exercise will not object if you want to practice Tai Chi or playing badminton with them. Do not forget to take great pictures of the moment the city wakes up with the first rays of sunshine.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
Feel hurry? We will make a delicious breakfast for the tour by taking you to Pho restaurant (Rice noodle soup with Beef/Chicken).The enjoy some traditional coffee before coming back to where you stay. The tour will finish around 8:30 AM.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
5:00 - 5:30 am Our tour guide and car will pick you up at your hotel/accomodation
Departure Time :5:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.