The Colorful Bac Ha Market

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There ware many minority tribes in the north of Vietnam. Each has their own customs and they live in villages scattered throughout the region. What strikes the eye the most is their wardrobe. Each kind of people have their own distinct traditional costume. They wear them on a daily basis, and not solely for the benefit of the tourists.

We took a trip to Bac Ha, where the Sunday market is said to be the biggest and liveliest in all of Vietnam. We were not disappointed. Most of the minority people belong to the Flower H’mong tribe and they are an assault on the eyes. They wear the most colorful costumes we have ever seen.

The market was bustling, especially now, three days before that start of the Tet holiday. We did as the locals do and sat down for a bowl of cow insides stew and shots of the potent corn alcohol.

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