Visitors to the market not only had then chance to enjoy folk songs and dances of H’mong, Ha Nhi, Thai, Tay and Nung ethnic people but also to taste indigenous food and drink, including corn wine, thang co (hot pot with a mixture of horse meat and internal organs), seven-coloured glutinous rice, grilled fishes, and men men (corn cake).

The event provided an opportunity for marketgoers to explore the cultural diversity of ethnic groups in the northern regions.

Colourful traditional outfit of Ha Nhi ethnic women.

Elegant Tay ethnic women performing their traditional dance to pray for a bumper crop.

An ethnic man delivering beautiful melodies with a flute.

The beauty of ethnic women.

An ethnic woman offering glutinous rice at the market.