Quang Ba Flower Market

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Quang Ba Flower Market, Hanoi Overview

The Quang Ba Flower Market is a picturesque wholesale flower market in Hanoi. Every night, trucks from Da Lat bring in masses of colorful flowers like sunflowers, roses, tulips, orchids, lilies among many others. The local vendors buy from the truck and sell it to individual buyers. This night market is perfect for a photographer wanting to capture a street illuminated with colorful flowers.

Quang Ba flower market is the place you should visit to get an authentic experience of Hanoi. This place is the actual and factual representation of Hanoi, its people, and some amazing Vietnamese flower species. The Quang Ba flower market is functional at very early hours and being a tourist can be quiet tough on your comfort zone. The market is most bustling during 2am - 4am, being the time when the suppliers and the wholesalers make deals here. While the tourist crowd is less here, especially at these hours, it is still a must visit in Hanoi because here you can get captivated by the environment and live like the locals, watch them load a mere motorcycle with tons of flowers, observe them bargain and the most important, you can shop without drilling a hole in your pocket, as all the prices are at wholesale rate. This place is a paradise for street and portrait photographers.

Vendor at Quang Ba Flower Market Hanoi Vietnam
Fresh Flowers are Brought to the Quang Ba Flower Market Every Morning (Source)

The market consists of two important corridors, with rows of shops on either sides. The right side is lined with street food stalls. The flower shops are illuminated by low power lights, that gives an aesthetic dimmed feel to the atmosphere but challenges the lens bearers.

Best Time to Visit Quang Ba Flower Market

Quang Ba Flower Market Hanoi Vietnam
The Best Time to Visit the Quang Ba Flower Market is Between 2:00 AM and 4:00 AM (Source)

The best time to visit Quang Ba market is from 2 am to 4 am in the morning any time of the year. However, there is another session which is from 4 am to midday, but that isn't much interesting as the freshest blossoms gets carried away. The market is the most colourful and vibrant during Tet (Vietnamese New Year), that is also an excellent time to visit the place.

How to Reach Quang Ba Flower Market

Quang Ba Flower Market Hanoi Vietnam
Quang Ba Flower Market is Located in Tay Ho District of Hanoi in Vietnam (Source)

Quang Ba Market is located in the Tay Ho district of Hanoi which is nearly a 25 minutes' drive from the Old Quarter. The main entrance is via a marked passage and gets converged down the Au Co street. Grab Cars and taxis are available which will cost you around VND 100,000. Bus numbers 31, 55 and 58 will take you to the Quang Ba Flower Market Bus Stop.

Quang Ba Flower Market Hanoi Vietnam
Quang Ba Flower Market in Hanoi, Vietnam (Source)

To spend a morning like a local and to experience some of Hanoi's culture, Quang Ba flower market is the perfect spot. Be cautious of the speeding motorcycles, and enjoy an abode of colours and wonderful moments.

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