Romantic Weekend Love Market in Sapa

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Sapa is the famous destination in the northwest Vietnam, opening the world of ethnic minorities' culture. One of distinctive cultural features here is the love market which takes place every Saturday night

Since the market, the place of goods trade and culture exchange, are held only once a week on Sunday, people living in the far mountain villages have to go in advance on Saturday to be able to join it. As you may know, market is for trading: buying and selling but no one buys or sells love at the Love Market. Ironically, lovers take advantages of the market to see each other. Therefore, Love Market is the place where people date and express their feeling and affection. It is on Saturday night that young villagers get a chance to get to know each other by joining such activities as playing leaf-horns, playing traditional games, singing and dancing, etc.

Located in the high of 1,600m above the sea level, Sapa is known as one of the most ideal destination for relaxation in the North-west of Vietnam. It would be a miss if tourists staying in this fanciful town without taking part in Love markets which are ordinarily held every weekends – busiest every Saturday night. Love market is one of the popular markets of ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. Tourists will have chance to experience the daily life of ethnic people, make friends with them and listen to the "love sound" of "Khen" or "Sao" (Flute) (the typical musical instruments of Vietnamese ethnic minorities) - performed by some boys and girls. That would be the great and unforgettable time during your stay in Sapa.

Since Saturday afternoon, many girls show up in colorful costumes and silver ornaments. The little bells on their outfits add to the festive atmosphere of the city.  They look for the guys dressing in traditional clothes of the same colors who hold in their hand small radio blaring cheerful songs. People stand in groups, singing and dancing their traditional dances until the night comes.

The most popular Love Market in Lao Cai is organized in nowhere else but SaPa, where it is gaining more and more attention of not only the ethnic people but also the travelers from many places in the world.

The love market has long been the not-to-be-missed event reflecting special culture of people of mountainous areas in general and of Sapa in particular. In addition to love market, there are a lot of traditional markets in Sapa to which you should pay a visit.

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