Hanoi: Phan Dinh Phung Street highlighted in the Japanese press
the newspaper Nikkei Asia recently published an article about the famous Phan Dinh Phùng Flower Street in Hanoi. Florists who cycle down this street have found a new source of income by capitalizing on young people’s penchant for taking photos there.
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Phan Dinh Phùng Street is a popular place for locals and tourists in Hanoi. This place is known for its historical buildings with colonial architecture, bicycles decorated with flowers and bucolic beauty, especially in autumn.
|Phan Dinh Phung Street in Hanoi is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.
The Nikkei Asia article highlights that bicycle flower sellers, who have long been present in the Vietnamese capital, are adapting their operations to attract more customers. They originally transported flowers grown in rural areas to be sold individually throughout Hanoi. But today, those florists decided to sell bouquets, offering their own composition.
The sellers managed to turn the flower bicycle into an attractive tourist product. A bouquet of flowers generally costs between 80,000 and 100,000 dong, reaching up to 150,000 dong for some with more expensive flowers such as lotus.
Customers can also rent just a bouquet of flowers for 30,000 to 50,000 dong and take a photo with it, posing next to the flower bicycle. This helps reduce waste, as many people just want to take a few photos but don’t want to bother with a bouquet of flowers for the rest of their walk.
|Bicycles decorated with flowers make Phan Dinh Phùng Street even more attractive for visitors.
The 58-year-old salesman shared: “Thanks to the rentals, the income doubled or tripled.” So he left selling flowers at the market and devoted himself to renting flowers for photography, which significantly increased his income.
The 26-year-old tourist expressed her fascination with Phan Dinh Phùng Street, delighted and beaming with her bouquet of red roses, sunflowers and white lotuses, posing in front of her friends’ lenses.
Journalist from Nikkei Asia he praised the dynamic and innovative business approach of florists in meeting the needs of modern tourists. In addition, bicycles decorated with flowers make Phan Dinh Phùng Street even more attractive to visitors, evoking the nostalgic beauty of a bygone era in the capital.
Pham Thinh – Hoàng Lan/CVN