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Colourful Dong Van market

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Dong Van is the northernmost district of Ha Giang province and located in the most unique karst plateau geopark in Vietnam. Arriving in Dong Van, tourists will have the chance to admire the majestic beauty of rolling mountains and forests as well as to learn more about the daily life of Dong Van residents. The Dong Van market is one of the most popular visiting sites for tourists.

Colourful Dong Van market

The Dong Van market is one of the most popular visiting sites for tourists.

Colourful Dong Van market

The Dong Van market is about 150 kilometres to the northeast of Ha Giang city, along National Highway 4C. The fair takes place every Sunday and is a trading place among ethnic minorities such as Tay, Nung, Han, Hmong, Hoa, Dao and Kinh.

Colourful Dong Van market

Each group of people eagerly travel to the market, with pedestrians carrying baskets of vegetables, fruits, chicken cages, bird cages, buffaloes, cows, and those on bicycles and motorbikes transporting bundles of goods or small pigs. Others are dressed in colourful ethnic costumes and come to the market from hamlets far away just for fun and entertainment.

Colourful Dong Van market

Children follow their parents to the market. Shiny items on sale at the market are a big source of attraction to them.

Colourful Dong Van market

The increasing number of tourists to the market, result in a more bustling atmosphere. Right from the market gate, sellers and buyers talk with each other in the languages of each ethnic group. Inside the market, commodities are clearly categorised to serve the needs of buyers. Items sold at Dong Van market are mainly vegetables, fruits, spices, food, colourful brocade products, household devices, cloths and several types of livestock, such as pigs, buffaloes and cows.

Colourful Dong Van market

Like other upland markets, Dong Van market also serves unique food dishes of ethnic minority people, such as buckwheat cakes and corn wine. A big buckwheat cake or corn cake is sold at VND10,000 (just below half a US dollar).

Colourful Dong Van market

Children also help their parents sell items at the market.

Colourful Dong Van market

In addition to essential household items, a young mother buys herself a new pair of earrings.

Colourful Dong Van market

A watch repair shop is also ready to serve customers.

Colourful Dong Van market

Colourful Dong Van market

Clothes remain the most sought after product at the market.

Colourful Dong Van market

Home-made wine is also indispensable at the market. A 20 litre barrel of wine is sold at VND200,000 (US$8.8). Guests can feel free to try the product before deciding whether to buy or not.

Colourful Dong Van market

After buying all that is needed, friends gather at teahouse for relaxation.

Colourful Dong Van market

Colourful Dong Van market

Hot bowls of pork Pho or buckwheat pink rice are what children like most at the market.

Colourful Dong Van market

A 70-year-old elderly lady shows off her new shirt.

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