It is undeniable that the Northwest is an attractive destination for travelers in Vietnam holiday from Hanoi. And in this article Vivutravel would like to introduce an upland ethnic market is still unfamiliar to many people, but not to be missed when coming here – Cao Son ethnic market. Located in territory Cao Son commune, Muong Khuong District, Lao Cai province and far away from Lao Cai city about 80km. The fair is opened on every Wednesday in week.
Coming to the fair, people who adore travelling will have the opportunity to interact and learn more about the daily life of ethnic such as H’mong, Phu La, Black Dao and Han living in four biggest villages of Muong Khuong District.
Of all Viet Nam sightseeing tours, tourists can easily recognize the common feature between the highlands is crowded and colorful.Like some version of other upland areas, the market also starts in early morning. Many compatriots gather here. They take into groups, in pair and one by one. Familiar images like ethnic carrying dossiers, using the horse to transport the goods or wearing colorful traditional costumes are often seen, create an extremely vivid picture.
Cao Son is colorful market full of local products and handicrafts. People come to the fair in order to purchase, sale, and exchange the goods. All items are natural products or made by hand by the local people, cannot fail to mention such as vegetables, herbs, mushroom, honey, home-made corn alcohol, house wares, as well as brocade with refined patterns, which are beautifully arranged by type of goods. Brocade items are the most striking, show craftsmanship of the H’Mong, Phu La and Dao women.
Besides, the most notable thing is sale of livestock, poultry, cattle, pigs and chickens always in bustlingand very busy atmosphere. Most visitors come here not for sale, but simply enjoy spending time walking around the market to feel seductive taste special dishes, for example, a pan of Thang Co made from buffalo meat, horse meat and beef, a cup of Coc Dam, CocNgu pungent spicy wine.
Moreover, if you are fed up with tourist traps in market and like to get away from it or prefer going somewhere off the beaten track nearby. Don’t be worry! Cruising on the Chay River is a great choice for enjoying the charming and poetic natural landscape with the blue sky, the clear water, four sides are majestic northwestern mountains.