Location: Cao Son market, located in Cao Son commune, Muong Khuong district, Lao Cai province, is 80km from Lao Cai city.
Characteristics: Here, visitors will have the opportunity to exchange, chat and learn more about the daily life of ethnic minority people living in 4 the largest mountain villages of Muong Khuong district.
Visitors can take many routes to get Cao Son market. However, if guests want to get a cruise on the river and immersed in poetic, charming natural scenery: the sky above, the water under and two sides of river bank are majestic green northwest mountains northwest. Invite visitors to join tour on Flow River: Bao Nhai - Cao Son.
Local choosing clothes in Cao Son Market
From city Lao Cai, along highway 4D, visitors will reach Phong Nien commune, Bao Thang district, Lao Cai province. Continuing along route 153, sightseers will get a river wharf at Bao Nhai bridge pier, Bao Nhai commune, Bac Ha district, Lao Cai province. From here, upriver Flow backward the northern about 31km, you will reach Cao Son market.
Cao Son is the market of Hmong, Phu La, Dao and Han living in 4 the largest mountain villages of Muong Khuong district. Each week the market only hole on Wednesday.
At the beginning of the market, from the early morning, all roads it have been seen that people from the mountain villages go to the market in series. They go into groups, in pair and one by one. Some carry goods, some use horse to pack something, some are dress very well with put up – umbrella look like mushroom over their heads. Alls precise, colorful signs, create a vivid and charming picture.
The baby sleeps peacefully on the mother's back at Cao Son market
Cao Son market seems more beautiful by people, goods and natural scenery. In the vast space, immense mountains, people seem very small ... They freely buy, sell, barter each other. Some buy rice, some buy brocade, buy vegetables, fruits, and some enjoy mountainous region’s specialties.
Like other upland markets. Cao Son market is divided into several areas:
These forests flavored items such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, cat’s ear, honey, corn wine, cultivated rice, house wares, jewelry ... concentrate in one area, beautifully arranged by type of goods. In such colorful landscape, the range of brocade with colorful, lively patterns is so salient. These are delicate products showing talent, deftness from planting flax, composting fiber, weaving, dyeing, embroidering of Mong, Phu La and Dao women.
However the most attention is the sale area of cattle and poultry such as buffalo, cows, pigs, chickens, dogs, horses ... The atmosphere at here is very boisterous which buyers and sellers stand, sit everywhere and reach an agreement together.

A corner selling pigs
A few hundred meters distance from here, it is the cuisine selling area of ethnic minority.
Here, guests will easily be overwhelmed by the seductive flavors from a variety of foods such as “thắng cố” span (the dish is processed from buffalo meat), horse meat and beef ... of Mong people, slightly spicy and pungent ethnic wines such as corn, Coc Dam, Coc Ngu... In the bustling and interesting atmosphere, visitors can not passing without enjoying the cuisine of people living there.
Coming with Cao Son, visitors have a chance to enjoy the culture interference of some ethnic groups living in villages along Chay River, in Muong Khuong district. Besides, visitors also comfortably cruise on Chay River and enjoy beautiful view of two sides of the river bank.