Do you want to explore a unique and vibrant market, where there are majestic natural landscapes, where there are historical and spiritual cultural imprints, where there are images of ethnic people in the highlands? Come to Dong Van Market, an attractive tourist destination located in Dong Van town, Dong Van district, Hà Giang province.
Dong Van Market is one of the traditional markets of the Dong Van Karst Plateau region, located at the foot of Don Cao mountain, where people of different ethnic groups such as Tay, Nung, Han, Mong, Hoa, Dao… gather, exchange and trade various goods from agricultural products, livestock, utensils, clothes, jewelry. The market usually meets on Sundays every week and on holidays and Tet in the year. The market was built between 1925 and 1928, with a U-shaped overall architecture, built with stone materials.
To get to Dong Van Market, you can travel by public or personal means from Hanoi to Ha Giang, then continue on National Highway 4C to Dong Van district, then follow provincial road 206 to Dong Van town. The road is quite easy and airy, with limestone mountain ranges highlighting the landscape of Ha Giang.
Coming to Dong Van Market, you will witness the bustling and diverse culture of the highlands. You will catch sight of unique traditional costumes, delicious specialty dishes and unique handicraft products of the people of the ethnic groups here. You will also hear the sounds of the lips, leaf horns, then singing, xoan singing… creating a characteristic symphony of the highlands. You will also participate in fun and entertaining activities, such as chess, shuttlecock kicking, wrestling, horse racing… creating a cheerful and vibrant atmosphere.
Dong Van Market is not only a beautiful tourist spot, but also a place to preserve and promote the cultural values of the country. Coming to Dong Van Market, you will feel the closeness and friendliness of the people here, as well as the majesty and wilderness of Ha Giang’s karst plateau.