The ethnic identity, traditional beauty, variety of items … are reasons for attractive markets not only domestic travelers but also foreign tourists. Let’s once visit LOCAL MARKET in North Vietnam, especially Sapa and Ha Giang with Zonitrip and you will be able to experience a wide range of different colorful ethnic minorities and more interesting things of life in the mountains…
Coming to Lao Cai, don’t forget to visit Bac Ha fair – the fair that Serendib travel magazine rated as one of the 10 most popular fairs in Southeast Asia. The fair starts from 2 am on Saturday and Sunday every week, is an ideal place to learn about life and discover the primordial, bearing the identity of the Northwestern ethnic group. Previously, this fair was on a gentle hill, later on, it was built on concrete and divided into sales areas, but the trade still retains many traditional features.
Bac Ha fair is divided into small markets such as: Brocade market, food market, horse market, poultry market, bird market, foundry market. Each market is rich, diverse and bearing local ethnic identity. Visitors can find daily necessities such as plows, hoes, shovels, knives … or jewelry,motley brocade weaving clothes are handmade. This fair is very animated and busy with the sale and exchange of different kinds of cattle and poultry such as buffalos, chickens, ducks, birds, loyal dogs and hundreds of horses.
Besides, visitors don’t forget to enjoy “thắng cố” Bac Ha. This is a very famous specialty, located in the wide eating and drinking area, attracst not only local people but also domestic and foreign visitors by bold original style is unparalleled.
Dong Van Fair Ha Giang province
On the fair on Sunday every week, ethnic people from all over the place to Dong Van fair, brought with many products.
Situated in the Dong Van ancient town, this is the largest cultural exchange in the Dong Van – Meo Vac rocky plateau, has become a place of convergence of cultural color of the people in the northern highland plateau and is an indispensable destination for visitors
On the fair,the old town became more exciting and crowded than ever. The Dao, Mong, Tay, Nung, Giay, Lo Lo ethnic groups have overcome obstacles to carry vegetables, firewood, agricultural products, produce in the area by their own hand to the market. All members in the family often go to the market together. Mothers, wives often go to market for shopping . Husbands go to the market to exchange alcohol, eat “thắng cố”, blew the tube. Children follow their parents to hang out, young men and women to market to find partners.
All created a colorful scene.
Meo Vac fair Ha Giang province
Meo Vac fair is located in the center of the town, near the stadium and takes place on a weekly Sunday. People are usually present the night before and play all day. This is the largest fair in the highland fair system with agricultural commodities to household items, is the convergence of cultural quintessence of the ethnic minority in the rocky plateau of Ha Giang, which contains unique features that are difficult to mix with any market, attracting hundreds of domestic and foreign visitors to sightseeing.
Not just the place to trade and exchange, Meo Vac fair is also meeting friends place. In particular, this fair is famous as a focal point to provide meat and cows for everywhere. In addition, visitors can buy rare species sold in the lowland like mountain goats, stealing pork armpit. The variety of colors, clothing, goods will bring unforgettable impression in each visitor.
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