HANOI, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam is expected to hold the largest-ever rose festival on March 3-8 in capital Hanoi.

The festival taking place in a park in downtown Hanoi will draw participation of over 300 rose species, reported local Ha Noi Moi (New Hanoi) online newspaper on Thursday.

During the event, the whole park will become a "rose island" with an area of some 6,000 square meters.

Visitors will have chance to enjoy beauty of large rose bushes in antique European-style domes, as well as various rose masterpieces like "Castle of Love," "Dating Wall," and "Love's Garden of Roses" among others.

A series of activities will be held in the event, including a street festival, a contest to choose "Rose Queen," a street demonstration of circus artists and flora floats among others.