Muong Khuong market is one of the most biggest market in the area, just opened as in Sunday, with a wide range attendance of ethnic groups: Hmong, Dao, Nung, and merchants from other ethnic groups who come all the way from China to sell their products. Several Pa Zi women sell traditional incense made from the bark and resin of scented trees. They come from surrounding villages to buy and sell local products such as food and material for agriculture and fabric
Muong Khuong district is planning to remodel itself into a center of community-based eco-tourism in northwest Lao Cai Province in its current period of development (2005-10), said the chairman of the district people committee Nong Van Hung at a recent tourism conference. This will become a very good news for this area’s development of a bright future
It takes you about 10-hour train riding from the capital to Muong Khuong District, and then approximately 50km east from Lao Cai center. The district is then accessible by motorbike or bus from Lao Cai City, Vietnam. “The market is one of the main tourist attractions where you can see a lot of visitors raising year on year” Muong Khuong District is famous to travelers for its many markets lining National Road 4D. It gives visitors a chance to glimpse into the life and traditions, not to mention goods on sale, of the Mong, Nung and Dao.
“We want to transform tourism in Lao Cai Province into a powerful industry and Muong Khuong District is just one of the tourist destinations we want to focus on and improve upon. Currently, we are upgrading the infrastructure and landscapes in the district to make it more attractive to tourists,” said vice director of Lao Cai Province’s Culture, Sport and Tourism Department, Le Duc Luan