Muong Hum Market is located 45 km from Lao Cai station to North-west, which has preserved nearly intact its life – style, combined with culture tradition. Muong Hum market is opened on every Sunday, where local people such as Giay, Dao, White H’mong and Ha Nhi meet each others and sell their handmade products
Muong Hum Market is the biggest cardamom market in the area, was already there during the French colonial period and serves as a meeting place for the ethnic groups living in the mountains: Giay, Dao, White Hmong, Ha Nhi. Those living in the highlands, like the Hmong and the Zao (Dao) come down to sell their specific products such as cardamom and other spices and mountain plants.
The town is awakening early by colored costume human and horses sounds from local people coming down from mountain around. Those live in the upper reaches of the mountains such as the Mong or Red Dao come down to sell specific products such as cardamom and mountain plants. 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.
In Muong Hum, it’s worth taking a sip of the local brew – here it’s paddy rice brandy from the Dao village of San Lung. It’s become quite a famous tipple. 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.