Artist impressions a sneak peak at Saigon flower street


By Huu Cong  &nbspJanuary 12, 2021 | 11:40 am GMT+7


Artists’ impressions provide a preview of the Saigon flower street planned for the upcoming Lunar New Year, themed around zodiac animal buffalo.

Nguyen Hue follows this year theme of Ho Chi Minh City: Civilization - Modernism - Love.The flower street for 2021 Tet (Luar New Year) holiday spreads over 720 m long and was designed with the expectation of giving people and visitors the feeling of a city full of vitality, dynamism, prosperity in harmony with its core cultural values.

One of the most popular features of Tet (Lunar New Year) celebrations in Saigon is the transformation of Nguyen Hue – a popular pedestrian street – into a floral bonanza.
This year, the theme that has been chosen is: “Ho Chi Minh City: Civilization – Modernism – Love.” Accordingly, officials say that the flower street for Tet in February is being designed with the expectation of giving people and visitors the feeling of a city full of vitality, dynamism and prosperity in harmony with its core cultural values.
This will be the 18th edition of the Tet flower street after the inaugural one in 2004.

The top view of a design called Buffalo herding season, which is the iconic image of the Mekong Delta. The design go harmoniously with the bridge and the water, bringing both modern colors and preserving the traditional features of the southern region.

An aerial view of a design called “Buffalo herding season,” an iconic image from the Mekong Delta.

With the image of boys climbing and riding on buffalo backs across the river, the landscape give the ideas that the relationship between farmers and faithful animals all year round in the field.

Another iconic image of rural Vietnam, the boys with conical hats on buffaloes, symbolizes the relationship between farmers and their faithful animals.

Instead of creating a buffalo personified as the mascots similarly to previous years, the concept for this years buffalo mascot is designed focuesd more on shapes and forms.

Buffalo mascots graze on a bed of flowers.

The whole flower street has 26 diverse buffalo mascots, from small calfs to the stronger and more powerful buffalo herds, styled with traditional materials, close to the nature such as lotus leaves, rattan and bamboo. , melaleuca bark. Throughout the street, the buffalo mascot almost always appears in pairs, in herds, signifyng the meaing of family, intimate feelings.

A total of 26 buffalo mascots in various poses and sizes – calves to muscled adults – styled with traditional materials including rattan, bamboo, maleleuca bark and lotus leaves will populate the flower street. The buffaloes are almost always in pairs and part of herds, signifying family and a close knit community.

The Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2021 mainly uses organic materials, following organic architecture philosophy, and conveying green messages of eco-friendly lifestyle.

A recurring and main feature of the Nguyen Hue flower street 2021 will be the use of organic materials for all manners of decorations, intending to foster an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

The Smart City design at the end of the flower street is designed with the concept of an open gate leading to the future, with the image of rice cotton shaped by a metal frame.

The Smart City design at the end of the flower street will signify an open gate leading to the future.

The street also boasts many baskets of orchids. This is the 18th edition of the Tet flower street after the first one in 2004.

The flower street will, of course, boast a wide selection of flowers including exotic orchids.

Organizers said Nguyen Hue will have innovations in landscape layout compared to previous years, with clearer traffic flow, with two side aisles creating convenience for guests to enjoy . At the same time, there are great scenes for visitors to expoert at in the middle section.

Organizers said the Nguyen Hue flower street will have a more innovative landscape layout compared to previous years, allowing clearer traffic flow with two side aisles.

Construction time will take place from January 25 to 16:00 on February 9. The flower street will welcome guests starting on February 9 at 7:00 p.m to February 15 at 9:00 p.m.The 2021 Tet falls on February 12.

Work on actualizing the artists’ impressions will take place from January 25 to February 9.
The street will welcome guests starting 7:00 p.m. February 9 until 9:00 p.m. February 15. The first day of the coming Year of the Buffalo falls on February 12.

Photos courtesy of Saigontourist



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