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Why Muong Hum Market is special ?
Muong Hum market is opened every Sunday. The visitors can explore the culture of ethnic people there and buy some beautiful handicrafts.
Muong Hum which is located 35km from Y Ty border. The market is open only on Sunday. Many ethnic minority come to the market to sell their homemade products including vegetables, fruits and also domestic animal.
This market has preserved nearly intact its life – style, imbued with culture tradition. It is here at this market place where you can see and meet the most diversity of ethnic minority peoples living in Lao Cai Province: The four H'mong sub groups: Black, Flower, Red and Blue; Red Zao, Black Zao, Zao Tuyen; Ha Nhi; Zay; Nung...You will realize easily women from many different groups by watching at traditional costumes they wear.
What to explore at Muong Hum Market?
Travelers will be warmed welcomed and invited to have a familiar meal and a cup of heart- warming wine.
On Tet holidays, Roong Pooc festival, grave- visiting festival, death pardon day or feast for good harvest, all families in Muong Hum mountain city often invites each other to have a simple meal with salted vegetable, duck, pork or dry buffalo meat and beef with cabbage.
The town is awakening by human and horses sounds and colored by the costume worm by local people come down from mountain around. On the day, the elderly often have heart – to – heart talks while young people are absorbed in intimate chats or fix on their wedding date. Much more can speak about Muong Hum market. This peaceful mountainous area has in itself numerous traditional cultural features that are well reflected in festivals.
How to get to Muong Hum Market?
By taxi or car, it will take about 2 hours 15 minutes with 77 kilometers from the sapa town.
By bus: you just spend 1 $ to get to there from Lao Cai province
By "xe om" : it will take 2.5$ from Lao Cai province, but may be the road will be slower
- A sunday market
- A market in a valley
- A heaven for handicraft
- An interesting places to discover culture
- A peaceful market
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Tips for you
my family visited Sapa in Tet holiday and we dropped in Muong Hum Market to buy something as souvenirs. The Muong Hum market is about 45 km from north-western Lao Cai Town, passing over the complex of Muong Vi caves and grottoes and Xeo village. This market has preserved nearly intact its life – style, imbued with culture tradition. Muong Hum market convenes on every Sunday is a place where local people meet and communicate. we're so surprised because of their culture and customs. i think This is peaceful mountainous area has in itself numerous traditional cultural features that are well reflected in festivals. we bought some clothes and jewelry . it's a good experience