From Lao Cai station to North-west about 45 kms is Muong Hum market, which has preserved nearly intact its life - style, imbued with culture tradition. Muong Hum market convenes on every Sunday is a place where local people including the Giay, Dao, White H'mong and Ha Nhi meet and communicate. The town is awakening by human and horses sounds and colored by the costume worm by local people come down from mountain around. Those who live in the upper reaches of the mountains such as the Mong or Red Dao come down to sell specific products such as cardamom and mountain plants. On the day, the elderly often have heart - to - heart talks while young people are absorbed in intimate chats or fix on their wedding date. In Muong Hum, it's worth taking a sip of the local brew - here it's paddy rice brandy from the Dao village of San Lung. It's become quite a famous tipple.
Much more can speak about Muong Hum market. This peaceful mountainous area has in itself numerous traditional cultural features that are well reflected in