Lung Phin Market – Meo Vac, Ha Giang

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MeoVac 02Oct14-Sunset in MeoVac, Ha Giang (ISO 200, f8.0, 70mm, 1/200)

A magnificient mountainous area of Ha Giang province, MeoVac is one of the most attractive places at wild beauties and rich cultures in the Northern part of Vietnam. It is truly amazing to visit one of vivid local markets – Lung Phin, MeoVac where there are mostly ethnic peoples – H’Mong, Red Dao, Tay, Nung living in this area. The market is regularly open every 6 days on the day of Tiger or Monkey following the lunar calendar. It is ususally started from 5.a.m in the morning and closed around 2 – 3 p.m.  . MeoVac 02Oct14-7623

Lung Phin Market, Ha Giang (ISO 320, f9.0, 70mm, 1/400)

Joining in the market, everyone is in well dresses to have meetings, purchase, barter or enjoy the foods. Mostly, people walk from very far distance in the early morning to meet the market as soon as they can. It might depart from home around 3:00 a.m from their own villages. They keep follow the different paths to the main hilly road heading to the market. Some are carrying the baskets with full of stuffs. Some are holding cocks, ducks, pigs, goats. Others are carrying foods and corn wine. All are mostly excited to come this market

MeoVac 02Oct14-7653Lung Phin Market, Ha Giang (ISO 320, f4.5, 100mm, 1/100)

MeoVac 02Oct14-7540Carrying ducks to Lung Phin Market, Ha Giang (ISO 500, f2.8, 170mm, 1/50)

MeoVac 02Oct14-7552Checking a rooster before to buy, Ha Giang (ISO 500, f2.8, 170mm, 1/50)

MeoVac 02Oct14-7717as a look… (ISO 200, f2.8, 140mm, 1/800)

MeoVac 02Oct14-7801Selling pigs (ISO 200, f6.3, 14mm, 1/320)

MeoVac 02Oct14-7751Meeting friend at the market (ISO 200, f2.8, 200mm, 1/640)

MeoVac 02Oct14-7885Chatting at market (ISO 320, f2.8, 185mm, 1/3200)

MeoVac 02Oct14-7832Men enjoy music and drink in the market (ISO 400, f3.2, 75mm, 1/125)

MeoVac 02Oct14-7700Colourful Lung Phin Market (ISO 200, f7.1, 24mm, 1/60)

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4 thoughts on “Lung Phin Market – Meo Vac, Ha Giang”

    • Cynthia Dobbe says:

      Dear mister Tran Quoc
      I was travelling in the north east and visites Meo vac, lung Ping market etc. I was in Hanoi, halong bay and ba be national park. IT was in Hue that i discovered that i lost my card with 900 photo’s on it. So i have only the memories. Is iT possible to buy Some of your pictures? Thank you for your reply. Regards cynthia

      • Dear Cynthia,

        Many thanks for your interest of my images on the webpage. Would you please let me know which images you would like to buy? If you need to see some more from my stocks, please email to me at:

        Thank you and I am looking forward to hearing from you
        Best regards,
        Tran LB Quoc

  1. I visited this Market a few times. It is really authentic market for travellers in comparison to other markets in the north of Vietnam ex: Bac Ha Market!

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