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Flower Street 2015 To Feature Floral Metro Line

Saigon’s Flower Street will take on a decidedly modern twist this year. In addition to the typical natural landscapes and traditional Vietnamese cultural symbols, the 2015 edition will also feature a floral rendering of the city’s first metro line.

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The infinitely popular, blossoming thoroughfare, which will be moved from Nguyễn Huệ to Hàm Nghi Boulevard next year to accommodate the construction of a pedestrian promenade and aforementioned metro line, will also include landscapes of the Vietnamese countryside, according to Thanh Nien.

The details were made public at a press briefing yesterday where the organizer of the event announced that this year’s Flower Street will stretch 510-meters between Phó Đức Chính to Hồ Tùng Mậu Streets.

While the metro may be getting some love, it may be overshadowed by next year’s Asian zodiac symbol, the goat, which typically take center stage at the event.

Flower Street will open on February 16 and close on February 22 during which time vehicles will be banned from the street (though you’ll still have plenty of traffic to contend with in the form of packs of women wearing colorful áo dài).

[Thanh Nien]

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