Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market

Despite being newly-established in 2016, Nhi Son market in Thanh Hoa's Muong Lat border district has become an indispensable cultural practice of the upland residents.

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In recent days, the cold weather hasn’t deterred an influx of people flocking to Nhi Son market in Nhi Son commune, Muong Lat district, more than 200 km from Thanh Hoa city, Thanh Nien reported.

Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market
A mother takes her children to the market. Photo: Minh Hai/ Thanh Nien

Established in 2016, Nhi Son market serves as a place to exchange goods and socialize of the Mong and Thai ethnic groups in Nhi Son commune as well as its vicinity.

Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market
Photo: Minh Hai/ Thanh Nien

Coming to the market, tourists can easily catch sight of women carrying their children on back.

Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market
A man is playing the flute. Photo: Minh Hai/ Thanh Nien

The Nhi Son market is only held on the 15th day every month on a 3,000 m2 ground.

Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market

Last January 15 was the last fair in 2020 before the Lunar New Year of 2021. From the early morning, the market was thronged with thousands of people.

The market sells various kinds of items ranging from the local specialties such as forest bamboo shoots, sticky rice, spring fish, etc to agricultural tools like knives, sickles, etc.

Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market
A child looks happy as her mother buys her new clothes. Photo: Minh Hai/ Thanh Nien

In the colorful traditional costumes, girls joyfully have some talks with each other after long busy days at work on fields.

While some people are busy selling and buying goods, others savor scrumptious specialties such as Thang Co (a dish made from horse meat, including almost all the offal such as intestines, liver, and kidneys).

Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market

Children eagerly choose clothes at the Nhi Son market. Photo: Minh Hai/ Thanh Nien

Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market

A woman carries her child on back. Photo: Minh Hai/ Thanh Nien

Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market
Nhi Son market features unique cultural traits of Mong and Thai ethnic groups. Photo: Minh Hai/ Thanh Nien
Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market

The market not only allures Nhi Son people but also ones from the neighboring communes.

Photo: Minh Hai/ Thanh Nien

Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market
A grandmother takes her grandchild to the market. Photo: Minh Hai/ Thanh Nien
Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market
Ethnic bracelets are display for sale. Photo: Minh Hai/ Thanh Nien
Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market
Farming tools are also sold at the market. Photo: Minh Hai/ Thanh Nien
Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market
Home-grown vegetables are available Photo: Minh Hai/ Thanh Nien
Immersing in unique cultural beauty of Nhi Son market
People are tasting Thang Co, a specialty of the upland area. Photo: Minh Hai/ Thanh Nien