This is the Largest Buffalo market at Northwest like Dong Xuan Market in Hanoi, Dong Ba market in Hue and Ben Thanh market in Saigon, Can Cau buffalo Market is the pride of the land area of Lao Cai. Fair meets on Saturdays in the slope halfway presiding Officer, Cau Commune, Si Ma Cai District, Lao Cai. From early morning, people from all parts of the districts and communes in Bac Ha and Muong Khuong, Bao Thang, Bat Xat flocked here, even the people in the district of Sin Man, Ha Giang and the Chinese are into.
This is the trading festival of Si Ma Cai District and surrounding to several areas. After October when crops were harvested, which also houses a few people go to the market. Not only adults but also children and the elderly are also coming, making markets as pilgrimage east. Especially in Cau Market, outside visitors lowland and “Backpackers”, the majority of participants are Hmong and Giay people, but to comply with fair trade way of the Dao. Cau Market is divided into three areas, of which the largest is where sell cattle. Although selling cattle, goats, horses, but most here is the buffalo. Therefore, Cau Market called buffalo market. Contrary to envision a cattle market spontaneous verbal noisy, bulldozing bargain, tourists to Can Cau Market buffalo only sound heard murmuring negotiate and assess the buyer’s buffalo. The reverse domain person naivete capital, honesty should not shout price seller, the buyer bargaining for good luck. Buffalo owners and customers just say to each other enough. Before purchasing, customer is often considered very carefully, meticulously every ox sold. The buffalo was chosen for foot Powerful, spine Sure, horns extend and slim belly like the carp.
The market mainly focuses buffalo buy and sell men. Price per buffalo in Cau Market ranged from 6 to 20 million, depending on buffalo buffalo black or white, male or female, beautiful or not, and buy stocks to plow or meat. As the Northwest’s largest cattle market, each fair has nearly a hundred buffalo are bought and sold. Therefore, very few people buy buffaloes to leave empty handed. When the exchange is completed, both owners and guests and pulled together to try to win the pot emissions are spiraling up, sip aromatic cup Si. End markets buffalo is worn on the neck buy small brass bell shaped pine needles, docile under the new owners about. Each step in the music sounded fun busy all the way. Though not as famous as the buffalo market but food and agricultural area local, household items many guests love. Locals call this fun two markets are reserved for women, because men went Cau Market is mainly to purchase or eat buffalo meat hotspot .
Selling agricultural area with red highlights of the nine beams peppers. Most important in this market is the colorful dresses of Mongolia are sold. You will not be surprised to see firsthand the embroidered motifs and fancy decorations to detail. There handmade dresses, takes a whole year to become fixed, so there is no wonder that the price sold to the million. Besides, tourists also very fascinated by the jewelery stalls with all sorts of rings, bracelets, earrings finely carved and beautifully. In the restaurant, apart from winning try and maize wine, the market has many attractive eateries. There are dishes like pho lowland, but dark-colored cake, can be eaten with boiled pork or stewed chan is from bone broth. Besides the many types of bread made from cornmeal, cassava, sticky. Like many other fairs, Cau Market is an opportunity to meet and chat couple friends. They do not go to the market for the purpose of trafficking, but mostly for fun and emotional exchanges. Therefore, Cau Market not merely trade that has become characteristic culture of Northwest residents.