If most of the mountain markets in Vietnam happen on weekend, Lung Phin market is a different one which is rich local culture meaning. This is based on the date of 12 animal designations in clued Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare/Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep/Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. This market is every day of Monkey and Tiger.
From the late afternoon of the day before, the people gather here from the surrounding areas. They have one night meeting friends who come from other villages. The old people talk about their family, children and works. On the other hand, people talk about love, entertainment and marriage. Some of them would come with instruments and dance to warm up the cold night.
The morning begins earlier than normal day with the sound of people talking, chatting, laughing, singing and steeping. Since the rooster announces first watch on all trails leading to the market.
In fact, the market is right on the hillside with some thatched huts where at the corner they tie animals.
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