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Market fair in Hanoi highlights culture of northern mountainous region

Saturday, January 02, 2021, 09:57 GMT+7
Market fair in Hanoi highlights culture of northern mountainous region
A couple of Vietnam's Mong ethnic minority group perform their traditional dance at a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 2, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre

A market fair showcasing products of the northern mountainous region has been held in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi’s outskirts district of Son Tay from Friday till Sunday to promote the culture of Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups.

Along with art performances and folk games, visitors to the event will have a chance to taste special dishes of ethnic minority groups.

With a short distance of 35 minutes of driving from Hanoi’s center, the market fair unexpectedly attracted up to 7,000 visitors on its first day on Friday, according to Trinh Ngoc Chung - the acting head of the management board of the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups.

“Every dish is so delicious and attractive. It may take us all day to experience it all in such a large, open space here,” said Thu Thuy, a visitor from the northern city of Hai Phong.

Like Thuy, Manh Cuong, an office worker in Hanoi, said that he was happy to take his family to the village and enjoy the market fair.

“Participating in the fair does not only help strengthen our family bonds but also let the children learn about ethnic cultures that they normally only see on TV or Internet, though the bills are a little bit hefty,” Cuong added.

Cultural and tourism activities have been still organized in the village daily and during weekends to promote the culture of Vietnamese ethnic minority groups, according to the Vietnam News Agency

They help increase exchanges among the ethnic groups and attract tourists to the village.

A group of visitors pose for a photo at a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 2, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
A group of visitors pose for a photo at a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 1, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
A woman buy entrance tickets at a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 2, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
A woman buys entrance tickets at a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 1, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
A family visit a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 2, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
A family visit a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 1, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
Dancers of Vietnam's Tay ethnic minority group perform at a market fair showcasing products of the northern mountainous region held in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Son Tay District, Hanoi, January 1, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
Dancers of Vietnam's Tay ethnic minority group perform at a market fair showcasing products of the northern mountainous region held in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Son Tay District, Hanoi, January 1, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
People visit a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 2, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
People visit a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 1, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
A visitor watch a woman grilling bushmeat skewers at a market fair showcasing products of the northern mountainous region held in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Son Tay District, Hanoi, January 1, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
A visitor watches a woman grilling bushmeat skewers at a market fair showcasing products of the northern mountainous region held in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Son Tay District, Hanoi, January 1, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
Visitors queue at the entrance to a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 2, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
Visitors queue at the entrance to a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 1, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
A woman of Vietnam's Mong ethnic minority group is pictured at a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 2, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
A woman of Vietnam's Mong ethnic minority group is pictured at a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 1, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
Visitors queue at the entrance to a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 2, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre
Visitors queue at the entrance to a market fair in the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, January 1, 2021. Photo: H.Q. / Tuoi Tre

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