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As the annual festival approaches, people line up along Thuy Khe street for several hours in order to purchase “handmade” mooncakes at the traditional shop.

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Due to the popularity of the products, customers are forced to arrive early in the morning.

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A customer says that despite waiting at the shop for an hour, he has yet to purchase any mooncakes.

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People get money ready in their hand to buy the special cakes.

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Due to the volume of people, the crowd caused severe traffic congestion on the street. 

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Local authorities were forced to appear on the street as a way of helping to direct traffic flow.

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According to the shop owner, the peak season for mooncake sales is from mid-July until the end of August. The owner noted that the days ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival are especially frantic.

 
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The price of individual mooncakes ranges from as cheap as VND20,000 to VND80,000 each.

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A box of mooncakes costs between VND200,000 and VND300,000.

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Staff working at the cake shop are rushed off their feet selling the unique product due to the sheer quantity of customers.

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After having to wait several hours in line, a customer is finally able to purchase boxes of mooncakes.

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The owner says that on some of the busiest days, there are not enough mooncakes to serve customers. 

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