Friendly ethnic people
Muong Khuong is a district of Lao Cai province, it’s far from Lao Cai 50km and 90 km from Sapa. In here, there is special market on every Sunday, it’s Muong Khuong market. This is the biggest of the minority here, gathered many products to sell and trade such as: handicraft, cattle, vegetable, traditional incense and local products…
Normally, people go to Muong Khuong market
in early morning after dressing up carefully. Joining Sapa tours
, coming to the market, tourists will be impressed immediately by a vivid picture of colorful traditional clothes because there are many ethnic groups gathering here. Besides, the market is also attractive by small simple restaurants, attractive smell of Thang Co- a special food of ethnic people, colorful gifts and fresh fruits, etc.
Thang Co- a special food of ethnic people
Not only a place for trading, Muong Khuong market reflects everyday living in mountain region. All activities, relations, and cultures are showed clearly. After trading, people here talk, laugh or make friends; hence most people here knew each other already. They usually gather together as many groups, sit down in some small restaurants and talk about their own stories such as their children, their business, their husband or wife, etc. All creates bustling atmosphere among imposing nature.
The market of various birds
People gather at a corner of market to sell and buy various birds
At a corner of Muong Khuong market, people gather here to sell and buy various birds but the main kind is nightingale. You will easily catch the sight of group of people spend a lot of time for watching birds, listening to its twitters passionately.
Especially, most families in Muong Khuong have at least a bird cage hanging in front of their house. Therefore, you can see many ethnic men carrying their bird- cage to the market in order to show off.
Travel tips visiting Muong Khuong market
Do not forget to buy some hand-made gifts for your family/ friends.