• Day127

    Day 6 - Dong Van Sunday market

    September 23, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We decided to get up at the crack of dawn to enjoy the local market in Dong Van, which we were told were the biggest market in the area. We arrived before many stallholders had set up and sat down to a warming noodle soup before soaking up the amazing visual stimulus with the local markets here. It was a lot bigger than the other markets we had been to, and a lot more active in the selling of animals from cows, pigs, chickens, pidgens and dogs. Again there were very amazingly well dressed girls and women in their traditional dress, often complete with stockings and high heels! The men often in black and wearing black berets. There are lots of clothes, both traditional and western. There is a huge range of fresh food, from pig and beef being butchered on the market table to fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices and lots food ready to eat, including multi coloured sticky rice. There is a sizable number of people selling 'happy water' (rice or corn alcohol) in big containers, with many people trying with little sample scoops.Read more