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Can Cau Market - untouched ethnic identity in northwest of Vietnam

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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 

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Can Cau Market usually opens on Saturdays and traditional festivals. Market-goers are mainly Mong and Giay ethnic minorities 

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The market lasts from the early morning through noon 

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Can Cau Market is divided into many areas selling various agricultura products produced by local ethnic minorities 

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Brocade products sold at the market always attract visitors' attention because of their colours 

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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 

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Can Cau is considered the biggest buffalo market in the northwestern region when hundreds of buffaloes are brought here on each market day 

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However, the number of buffaloes brought to Can Cau Market has declined in recent years 

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Ethnic women talk to each other while going to the market 

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Can Cau Market is also a venue for ethnics from faraway villages to meet one another 

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A man enjoys a bowl of noodles at the market 

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Many children follow their parents to go to the market 

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Going to the market is a joy of children in the mountainous region 

 

 

Source: VNA

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