Pho Cao Fair in the mountainous province of Ha Giang is a unique event in that visitors do not know exactly when it meets again next time.
The fair is held “backwardly,” that is, if it meets on Sunday this week, it will be held on Saturday next week, and Friday the week after next week.
An ethnic minority woman carrying items to sell at the fair on her back
Pho Cao Fair is crowded all the time
The fair which starts at dawn is a venue for 17 local ethnic minority groups. Market-goers bring everything they think they can sell at the fair, from livestock and vegetables to fabrics and clothes.
An old seller greets customers with her friendly smile
A stand selling different kinds of bean at the fair
Two women enjoying a chit-chat
Ornamental birds seem attractive to male customers
Vuong Anh (SGT)
Khau Vai Love Market is a unique cultural practice of locals in Khau Vai commune in Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province.