Attraction Lung Khau Nhin village, Muong Khuong district, Lao Cai province, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Lung Khau Nhin Market is special ?
Lung Khau Nhin market is an attractive place where the visitors can explore the culture of ethnic people there and buy some beautiful hand crafts.
Lung Khau Nhin market is held every Thursday starting around 7.30am and closing in the early afternoon.
The market is set in beautiful scenery and is very remote. It is a very ‘authentic’ market with few tourists visiting. Lung Khau Nhin is a small market very close to the border with China, close to Muong Khuong town. The Black Dao, Dzay, Tay, Flower H'mong (Red H'mong) minority peoples all attend this market. Lung Khau Nhin market is held every Thursday starting around 7.30am and closing in the early afternoon. The market is set in beautiful scenery and is very remote. It is a very ‘authentic’ market with few tourists visiting. The market mainly sells vegetables, seeds and livestock for the minority peoples.
What to explore at Lung Khau Nhin Market?
From the main road turn to market is place that people sell dresses, brocade and blankets. After that, visitors come to sell livestock such as: pigs, chickens, dogs and cats. Walk from section to sections, corner to corners, seeing and smelling of different local products such as spices; vegetable; farming tools; handicraft; and even medicinal herb, meeting smiling peoples every where. The people who sell goods come from all ethnic H'Mong, Nu, Man, Kinh and so on but the number of people cannot speak mandarin fluently.
You can know more about the culture of ethnic people there such as: H'mong, Red Dao and so on.
You can buy some goods like clothes, hat...as the souvenir for your family.
Along the road there are rice paddies so that you can take photo and enjoy the flavor of new rice.
You can try to taste some traditional food which only have there.
How to get to Lung Khau Nhin Market?
You can hire a motorbike to get in there. it just takes 20 minutes from Muong Khuong and its cost is about 5$.
It will take you 2 hours by the car from the Lao Cai province and its cost is not cheap.
- Interesting market
- A place you can find out many culture
- A hub of culture
- A treasure of handicraft
- A secret market
Lung Khau Nhin village, Muong Khuong district, Lao Cai province, Vietnam
Tips for you
Lung Khau Nhin Market – Sapa is located in the Northwest of Vietnam is Lung Khau Nhin Market, it takes you more than two hours from Lao Cai by car. The market is opened on every Thursday. Lung Khau Nhin Market is filled with brilliant colors of the dresses, blankets, vegetables and local products, they are all minority people such as: H’Mong, Nung, Man, Kinh…... i think it's not so crowded and it's a good chance to discover their culture.