Weekend Lung Cu market
Lung Phin market also known as Lung Cu market is located in Lung Phin town in Ha Giang province.
Lung Cu is more than just the average Vietnamese market; for it is a unique and special community of more than 16 ethnic groups living in the Ha Giang rocky plateau and this in particular is truly one of a kind for the north of Vietnam.
The market comes to life in the early hours of the morning; when the sun has not even yet risen in the sky; As people from all villages in the Lung Phin district and neighboring area bring goods to sell throughout the day.
People travel to and from the market at the break of dawn with backpacks; tied to one another as they travel in unsion along the winding road to the market and some even travel by horseback; the horse pulling a cart up the meandering valley.
The items at this market include rice; fresh fruit; vegetables; meat; household items; clothing and fabrics that the ethnic people make all by themselves. Specialities include mint honey; Lung Phin tea; free range hill chicken and many other goods popular with tourists.
Another reason this market is so beautifully unique is that it not only serves as a platform for selling goods and sustaining people’s livelihoods but also a social haven that brings people together and creates long lasting relationships- local people find their partners for life at this market; as both men and women chat drinking together having fun; browsing the beautifully coloured clothes and creating memories that last forever.
Visit Lung Cu market and see a timeless; captivating feature of Vietnam like no other. Have a drink with the locals and enjoy life in the present as it should be