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Pho Cao market (Pho Cao commune, Dong Van, Ha Giang) is a backward market, which opens on the backward days of the week. Pho Cao Market is a cultural meeting place for 17 ethnic minority groups in Pho Cao village, Dong Van district, of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.

pho cao market dong van rock plateau ha giang vietnam photos (3)
Going to the Pho Cao Market

If this week, it opens on Sunday, next week, it will open on Saturday and in the following weeks, it will open on Friday, Thursday and so on…Situated on the 4C national road, Pho Cao market is not only a place of buying and selling products but also a place of cultural exchange among 17 ethnic groups in the bordering region. The market opens in the early morning and is covered by fog all year round. This is also a special feature of Pho Cao market and other markets in the mountainous areas. Every market-day is crowded, animated and attractive for visitors.

pho cao market dong van rock plateau ha giang vietnam photos (3)
Children go to the market with their mothers
pho cao market dong van rock plateau ha giang vietnam photos (3)
Pho Cao is a memorable market in Ha Giang province
pho cao market dong van rock plateau ha giang vietnam photos (3)
People from 17 ethnic minority groups exchange goods at the market
pho cao market dong van rock plateau ha giang vietnam photos (3)
Brocade products – a unique feature of the market
pho cao market dong van rock plateau ha giang vietnam photos (3)
People from 17 ethnic minority groups exchange goods at the market
pho cao market dong van rock plateau ha giang vietnam photos (3)
Mother and child
pho cao market dong van rock plateau ha giang vietnam photos (3)
Kids select CDs for entertaintment

pho cao market dong van rock plateau ha giang vietnam photos (3)

Further information

Location: 25 kilometes from the town center of Dong Van, Ha Giang
Garthering time: This is a descending ethnic market which takes place every 6 days and extends until noon.
Features: The market is next to Highway 4C with the scale of 1,000 square meter.
Local specialties: corn wine, soybeans, brocades.

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