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Can Cau Market - untouched ethnic identity in northwest of Vietnam

Last update: 14:01 | 16/05/2018

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.


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Can Cau Market opens right on the sides of Road 153, linking Bac Ha and Si Ma Cai towns
{keywords}Can Cau Market usually opens on Saturdays and traditional festivals. Market-goers are mainly Mong and Giay ethnic minorities
{keywords}The market lasts from the early morning through noon
{keywords}Can Cau Market is divided into many areas selling various agricultura products produced by local ethnic minorities
{keywords}Brocade products sold at the market always attract visitors' attention because of their colours
{keywords}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
{keywords}Can Cau is considered the biggest buffalo market in the northwestern region when hundreds of buffaloes are brought here on each market day
{keywords}However, the number of buffaloes brought to Can Cau Market has declined in recent years
{keywords}Ethnic women talk to each other while going to the market
{keywords}Can Cau Market is also a venue for ethnics from faraway villages to meet one another
{keywords}A man enjoys a bowl of noodles at the market
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Many children follow their parents to go to the market
{keywords}Going to the market is a joy of children in the mountainous region 

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