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Unique markets in Vietnam

Last update: 11:17 | 04/05/2017

 Luc Yen gemstone market in Yen Bai, Tinh An insect market in An Giang, and fighting cock market in Hanoi, just to name a few, are special and unique places in Vietnam.


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Tinh Bien in An Giang province is seen as a trade and service centre in the south-western region, principally selling all species of insects, from queen termites, centipedes, scorpions, geckos, to spiders.




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Phu Dat rat market in Binh Long village, Chau Phu district in An Giang province is the largest one in western region. Each day around 3-5 tons of rats are sold.



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Up to more than 200 out of total 600 local households live by hunting and selling rats.





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A market on Hoang Hoa Tham Street in Hanoi sells many kinds of insects like superworms, green grasshoppers, and crikets.




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The insect market opens from 8am to 7pm, but it is most bustling more often than not at weekends.




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Luc Yen gemstone market in Yen Bai province run just a few hours in the morning, selling gems collected by the locals.





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Hoa Binh or flea market is a famous second-hand market in the capital city.  It was formed in the 1954-1955 period and located at the end of the Hue Street lying along other streets including Thinh Yen, Dong Nhan, Tran Cao Van and Chua Vua.




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It sells many kinds of second hand products at different prices between VND5,000-10,000 at lowest levels or even up to millions of VND.





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Fighting cock market is part of Ha Dong market in Hanoi, opening on the 5,10, 15, 20, 25 and 30th of every lunar month.




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Can Cau buffalo market in Si Ma Cai district, Lao Cai province opens every Saturday and is regarded as an attractive tourist site in the locality.





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