Coc Ly market

From Lao Cai City, along the National Highway 4D, visitors will go to Phong Nien commune, Bao Thang district, Lao Cai province. Continuing along provincial road 153, tourists will visit Bao Nhai bridge, Bao Nhai commune, Bac Ha district, Lao Cai province. From here, go along the Chay River about 10km by boat, tourists will go to Coc Ly market.

Coc Ly market is a market of ethnic minority people living in the northwest of Bac Ha district. The meeting place is right next to the bridge hanging over the Chay River. Each week, the market only has one session on Tuesday.

From a distance, Coc Ly market is like a painting of water and very lively: The flow of light drifted in a gentle way over the years, surrounded by mountains and forests of Bac Ha, . For the beautiful natural scenery, each group of Mong, Dao, Tay, Nung … guns in the costumes characterized with subtle patterns from all villages in the area of ​​nán pull together. Market: pedestrians, horse riders carrying textile products, agricultural products and cattle …


The market is divided into separate zones. The products are bold flavors of the forest such as vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, wood ear, honey, corn wine, unhurried rice, home appliances, jewelry and brocade items with color colorful, vivid motifs are concentrated into a zone, displayed on the sheet of plastic covering the ground.

However, the most prominent are the cattle and poultry selling areas such as buffaloes, cows, pigs, chickens, dogs, horses and cats … The atmosphere in this area is very busy, buyers, sellers, scattered and mutually agreed to buy and sell together.

In addition, the area for ethnic dishes is quite exciting. In the smoke rising from the restaurant, there are countless different sounds: the noise of the conversation, the chattering of the chopsticks and the excitement, the visitors will have to stop. , sit down and join the ethnic people to enjoy their cuisine.

Really attractive and attractive, perhaps the customer service area, especially for men and women. Here, visitors can take photos with their relatives or friends as souvenirs or visit the “dental clinic” to make a gold tooth for a more charming mouth …

In the local language, Coc Ly means plum root and the beauty of this market is not just people come here to buy and sell goods, exchange goods (used goods in exchange for goods) but also to travel, meet each other and share the love song together …

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