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Flower Hmong market – Can Cau

Flower Hmong selling pigs at Can Cau Market, Lao Cai, Northern VietnamThe Can Cau Market

Not far away from the city of Lao Cai, the market of Can Cau has soundly kept a certain authenticity, compared to the one of Bac Ha.
Each Saturday, in the shade of the verdant mountainous peaks, the Flower Hmong join villagers to this meeting place, accompanied with their cattle.

In a rural and friendly atmosphere, they improvise their stalls down the ground and make their bargainings.

Photo documentary realized in September 2014

Can Cau market , Lao Cai, North Vietnam

French text

Marché de Can Cau

A quelques kilomètres de la ville de Lao Cai, le marché de Can Cau a su garder une certaine authenticité, comparé à celui de Bac Ha.

Chaque Samedi, à l’ombre des pics montagneux verdoyants, les villageois Hmong Fleur rejoignent ce point de rencontre, accompagnés de leurs bestiaux. Dans une ambiance campagnarde et conviviale, ils improvisent leurs étales à même le sol et effectuent leurs marchandages.