Quang Ba Flower Market: Best Guide For Travelers in 2024

Quang Ba Flower Market

Quang Ba Flower Market is the perfect destination for travelers to explore the capital’s nightlife. This is the largest flower wholesale market, specializing in supplying Hanoi and surrounding areas. The market opens late at night and lasts until early morning. When coming here, travelers will see many species of flowers and leaves gathered from Dong Anh, Gia Lam, Tay Huu, Da Lat, and Sapa. If you want to explore Quang Ba Flower Market, let’s find out the complete guide with Vietnamtour.in through this article.

Location and Opening Time

Quang Ba Flower Market is at 236 Au Co Street, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi. It is about 5 kilometers from the city center.

The market opens from 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM, and the most crowded time is from 2:00 AM to 5:00 AM. This is when flower carts gather at the market to deliver, with the scene of buyers and sellers bustling. In particular, Quang Ba Night Market is much more crowded during the period from the full moon of December, to the afternoon of the Lunar New Year’s 30th.

Quang Ba Flower Market

How To Get There 

Rent a car/ motorbike

Visitors can rent a car or motorbike to get to Quang Ba Flower Market. The route to the market is as follows: Tran Quang Khai Street – Tran Nhat Duat Street – Yen Phu Street – Nghi Tam Street – Au Co Street – Quang Ba Flower Market.

Note:

  • Parking at the parking areas near Quang Ba Flower Market. Remember to ask the ticker prices
  • Pay attention to personal belongings carefully. Do not put the parking tickets in the trunk.

By Bus

Travelers can refer to bus routes to Quang Ba Flower Market as follows:

  • Bus route number 58 (Me Linh General Hospital – Long Bien)
  • Bus route number 41 (Nghi Tam – Giap Bat bus station)
  • Bus route number 55A (Time City – Cau Giay)

Note:

  • Buses do not operate at night
  • Bus ticket price from 7,000 VND/per
  • Travelers get off the bus at Quang An antique market station and walk 300 meters to reach Quang Ba Night Flower Market.

By Taxi/ Grab

This is a suitable means of transportation to get to Quang Ba Flower Night Market. Travelers can directly call the hotline number of taxi companies to call a car or use the phone application like Grab, Be, Xanh SM to book.

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What To Expect in Quang Ba Flower Market

Buy flowers

Known as ‘the paradise of flowers’, Quang Ba Flower Market focuses on a variety of flowers and leaf varieties. Flowers at the market are mainly imported from famous flower-growing regions across Vietnam. When I arrived at Quang Ba Flower Market, these flowers were still very fresh and beautiful.

Quang Ba Flower Market

Coming to Quang Ba Flower Market, you will be impressed by the many flowers and leaves blooming here. There are many varieties, such as lilies, chrysanthemums, sunflowers, carnations, roses, gladiolus, and gerberas. Besides, you can find the exotic imported variety of flowers and leaves at Quang Ba Flower Market, such as Salem, Mon ca da, Dendrobium, orchids, peonies, tulips, willow trees, etc.

Because it is a wholesale market, the flower prices at Quang Ba Flower Market are cheaper than retail stores. Remember to ask the price before buying.

Take photos with beautiful flowers background

Amid the night sky, the stalls at Quang Ba Flower Market are still sparkling with blooming flowers. This is a beautiful background for people to take check-in photos during their trip to Hanoi. If you want to take photos, remember to ask the store owner for permission, do not arbitrarily take flowers.

Quang Ba Flower Market

Discover Hanoi by night 

Hanoi is always bustling whether early morning or late evening. At night, Quang Ba Flower Market is the daily life of local people.

If travelers have the opportunity to come to this market, they can understand more about the lifestyle and livelihood of people at night. An interesting thing at Quang Ba Flower Night Market is that everyone will carry a flashlight in their hand, whether customers or store owners.

Quang Ba Flower Market

The light at the market is dim so people have to use flashlights for lighting. Gradually, this activity becomes a unique feature of Quang Ba Flower Market.

Attractions Nearby

  • Hoan Kiem Lake: Symbol of Hanoi’s capital, with poetic and peaceful beauty.
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral: This is the one built according to Neo-Gothic architecture, simulating the shape of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. 
  • Hanoi Opera House: A magnificent theater, built according to French architecture for academic art performances.
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: A complex including Ba Dinh Square, The Presidential Palace, and Uncle Ho’s fish pond.
  • Temple of Literature: The first university in Vietnam, preserving the cultural and historical imprint of the capital. 
  • One Pillar Pagoda: Recognized as ‘The pagoda with the most unique architecture in Asia’, built based on the image of a lotus blooming on the water 
  • Imperial Citadel of Thang Long: A complex of relics associated with periods of Vietnamese history, with historical and cultural value.

Tips When Visiting Quang Ba Flower Market

  • Bring a flashlight because the lighting at Quang Ba Flower Market is not good.
  • The market is busiest from 2:00 AM to 5:00 AM. If you want to buy flowers or take photos, you can go to Quang Ba Flower Market during this time frame.
  • Shake gently to check if the flowers have broken petals, broken branches, or fallen flowers
  • Take photos quickly, avoiding affecting the store’s business
  • Ask the price before buying flowers
  • Buses do not operate in the evening. Visitors can travel by motorbike, taxi, or Grab
  • Pay attention to your personal belongings and money when going to the market

Conclusion

Quang Ba Flower Market is a unique cultural feature of Hanoi’s capital. This place gathers many species of flowers and leaves, whether shopping or taking photos, it is suitable. If you are planning to go to Hanoi, and want to explore local culture, our local experts at Vietnamtour.in are ready to help with our top holiday packages to Vietnam.

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