North-west's famous buffalo market

Bac Ha buffalo market in the Northwestern province of Lao Cai is opened every Sunday, attracting a lot of people.

This is the largest and most famous buffalo market in the north-west and bustles from early morning.

North-west's famous buffalo market

The market is held on a large land plot in Bac Ha Town.

 North-west's famous buffalo market

Most of the sellers are local people. Those who live quite far from Bac Ha Town usually leave home at around 4 am.

 North-west's famous buffalo market

Most mountainous households use buffaloes for farming.

 North-west's famous buffalo market

Many of the sellers come from other localities such as Nghe An and Thanh Hoa.

 North-west's famous buffalo market

There are different ages and kinds of buffaloes including for farming, meat or fighting

North-west's famous buffalo market 

Buffaloes with white or cream hair are often expensive than black varieties

North-west's famous buffalo market 

Many families in Bac Ha live on buffalo breeding

 North-west's famous buffalo market

Customers carefully examine the animals before deciding to buy

 North-west's famous buffalo market

The market lures lots of visitors

 North-west's famous buffalo market

The buffaloes are priced from VND20 million (USD869.56) to VND60 million (USD2,600), depending on their variety

 North-west's famous buffalo market

The market has maintained its unique character.

North-west's famous buffalo market

 

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