Can Cau Market - untouched ethnic identity in northwest of Vietnam

10:42 | 18/05/2018
Can Cau Market in the northwestern province of Lao Cai is one of the few of its kind that still keep traditional market activities of local ethnic minority groups.
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
Can Cau Market opens right on the sides of Road 153, linking Bac Ha and Si Ma Cai towns
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
Can Cau Market usually opens on Saturdays and traditional festivals. Market-goers are mainly Mong and Giay ethnic minorities
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
The market lasts from the early morning through noon
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
Can Cau Market is divided into many areas selling various agricultura products produced by local ethnic minorities
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
Brocade products sold at the market always attract visitors' attention because of their colours
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
A woman sells chickens at Can Cau Market. Products at the market are mainly agricultural products like sugarcane, bee honey, alcohol, corn, buffaloes, and brocade
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
Can Cau is considered the biggest buffalo market in the northwestern region when hundreds of buffaloes are brought here on each market day
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
However, the number of buffaloes brought to Can Cau Market has declined in recent years
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
Ethnic women talk to each other while going to the market
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
Can Cau Market is also a venue for ethnics from faraway villages to meet one another
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
A man enjoys a bowl of noodles at the market
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
Can Cau Market - untouched ethnic identity in northwest of Vietnam
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
Many children follow their parents to go to the market
can cau market untouched ethnic identity in northwest of vietnam
Going to the market is a joy of children in the mountainous region

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