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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

UNIQUE MARKET IN VIETNAM

 
It is like other markets in the world. Market in Vietnam is the location where the buying and selling of goods takes place. Traditional market, a place to show the routine living, has closely attached the Vietnamese life since time immemorial. Besides it, there are many unique markets having its own character.
 

YING - YANG MARKET

The Hades Market is another name of ying-yang market in Bac Ninh province which is home of “love duel” – one of eight Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in Vietnam. The market is held in Ó village, Vo Cuong commune. It takes place once a year on the 4th at night and the 5th in morning of January.
 
Ying - Yang market at night
Ying - Yang market at night
Born in 40s AD – the Hai Ba Trung uprising was bitterly going on in that time.  Legend has it that, the marketplace in Ó village used to be a battlefield where thousands of people were killed in battle. This market is a solemn place to pray for releasing of spirits and tranquility of survivors. 
Black chicken and ritual offerings are mostly bought and sold in this market. There is also no bargaining and counting money in exchanging the goods. Not only are they happy, but they also feel fortunate whenever they get “fake money or goods”. This is their notion to express their gratitude towards the deceased and get a happier life in the next year.
After finishing the unique market, they invite each other for a drink, areca betel and sing some love duets.
 

VIENG MARKET

Being another the Hades market in Vietnam, Vieng market is famous for an ancient notion which is to sale “RISK” and buy “LUCK” whenever people go to this market. It is held annually from the afternoon of 7th January to the early afternoon of the next day at Nam Giang town, Nam Truc andVu Ban district. This is the unique market.
 
From the entrance of Vieng marke
From the entrance of Vieng market
People once believed that coming to the Vieng market is to hope for luck only. They take their mind off those they gain and lose in the market, even money and treasured things such as antiques and so on. Going to the market is time for anyone to get good luck and push bad luck away in the coming year.

Colorful gate at Vieng market
Colorful gate at Vieng market
Nowadays, various products are bought here, including beef, seeding, decorative trees and so on. Farm tools are the most typical good shown in the market. In Vieng market, it is customary to buy something to take it their home for decorating in the New Year. It is a unique culture of Vietnamese people whenever they have a chance to go this Hades Market.

ANTIQUE MARKET IN HANOI

 
Friendly smile of vietnamese woman going to the market
Friendly smile of vietnamese woman going to the market
Took place in the crossroad of Votive Street, Scale Street, Comb Street and Bronze Street, it is annually held from 20th to 30th of lunar December. You can find out various antique, bronze ware even fake antique.
The market has won many hearts of customers. Not only are there domestic customers, but it also attract foreign tourists, especially in these days just before Tet traditional holiday.
 
The typical good in the antique market
The typical good in the antique market 
“Seeking antique to decorate on Tet holiday is to both keep the antiquity of Vietnamese house andwish luck in the coming year” a shopkeeper shared.

CHILDREN MARKET

Toy market, that takes place in Goi Communal house, Phong Loi village, Dong Hop commune, Dong Hung district, Thai Binh province. This market, the sole one, is opened on second day of Lunar New Year annually. The special thing of this market is goods that almost are toy. Therefore, itattracts children whose parents, sister and brother go along them.

Overview of Children Market from the entrance
Overview of Children Market from the entrance
Goi Market, the local name in Vietnamese, had been for decades when some people sold To He (an traditional toy that kneads colored dough into colored paste animals) for children in commune on New Year’s day.

Children get very excited about making To He
Children get very excited about making To He
Perhaps, this is unique market only existing in Thai Binh provincethe land of huge rice fields.
Remarkably, shopkeepers do not need to pay taxes and any fee. Therefore, children always get a lower price as a sincere gift of shopkeepers. There is no bargaining, expect laughter of children in this market. That makes atmosphere there more friendly and warmer. Children in Goi village are enchanted.
 

 
 
Children concentrate on colouring their favorite animal
Children concentrate on colouring their favorite animal
They have become childhood memories with those living far home away whenever they miss a simple and tranquil Tet holiday in poor countryside.

BIRD MARKET

 

People look busy to pick up a caged bird
People look busy to pick up a caged bird
Through this name, it seems to be very attracted with those liking a caged bird as an enjoyment. Nearby the 17 military hospital, this market is located on pavement of Nguyen Huu To Street, Da Nang city in centre Vietnam. It is the biggest bird-market in Vietnam with various kinds of birds.

A quiet and boring time of some sellers at the end of the road
 
In ancient time, keeping a caged bird is an elegant enjoyment of those who is rich and have a high rank in society. Nowadays, when life is getting busier and faster, this enjoyment is more popular in their life. It is the way to relax and get peace in mind. Avoiding to crowded streets and backing tonice sounds of bird, it is all to help you regain spirit as well as enjoy life most.

FOREIGN MARKET SESSION IN HANOI

Located in a remove lane of To Ngoc Van Street, this special market just opens on Saturday weekly from 9h until noon. A harmony between a Vietnamese market’s classical atmosphere and awestern market’s novelty and modern is the first feeling you feel after that you come there.
Looking from the gate of No.4, lane 67/12, To Ngoc Van Street
Looking from the gate of No.4, lane 67/12, To Ngoc Van Street
 
Called “Foreign Market”, but it is just within 2 small yards to exchange goods. From 7 am, some shopkeepers come to prepare. This market is getting busier when it is opened at 9 am.

A small shop at the corner of the yard
A small shop at the corner of the yard
This area has enough aspects like a real western market. Typically, the founder is a foreigner. Sellers are mainly foreign people. Various products are very western. Vietnamese people are attracted and come there to select some goods for them.
Though there are several shops in the newly formed time, nowadays, 20 more shops have worked busily after 4 years in business. They have diverse high quality products ranging from daily goods to luxurious ones. They are shown in a convenient way to save your looking time.

Foreign children were attracted in this market
Foreign children were attracted in this market
 
You could not only count on its quality, but you also satisfy about services when you go this market. No matter where they are from, no matter what they buy, even whether they can speak Vietnamese language or not. Enthusiastic, friendly and humorous are my impression I got.

Various kinds of goods were shown there
Various kinds of goods were shown there
Products’ origin is well known. You can trust on its safety as well as price. Everything in this market is fine for your life.
Mr. Gérard Gastel’smile, a French in bakery, is a typical example about good service in this market
Mr. Gérard Gastel’smile, a French in bakery, is a typical example about good service in this market
This market is not merely an exchange place. You can go there to communicate and share your feeling. It is also an attraction of Vietnamese students getting a chance to improve their English skill because those shopkeepers are very willing to make friend. That makes this market special with Vietnamese people.

CALLIGRAPHY MARKET IN HO CHI MINH CITY

There are many Calligraphy markets in Ho Chi Minh city, namely, Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street, Nguyen Trai Street and Tran Hung Dao Street. Getting more bustling is from 15th to 30th December according to the lunar calendar. During these days, the well-known market is on Pham Ngoc Thach Street.
A crowded corner of Pham Ngoc Thach Street
A crowded corner of Pham Ngoc Thach Street
It is worth mentioning that 16 shows are very simple with 16 adjacent mats on pavement. Calligraphers are known as “Ong Do” in Vietnamese language who was a former teacher having profound knowledge, in particular good and nice writers.

"Ong Do" are writting Calligraphy
"Ong Do" are writting Calligraphy
They are in “Ao Dai-a traditional cloth in the past and sitting on pavement. In the past, they will give some nice words for people as a good luck in coming years. Everything was free with student who love learning and want to become mandarin to help people.

Some students go to the market to get Calligraphy as a luck thing in their study
Some students go to the market to get Calligraphy as a luck thing in their study
Nowadays, education system changed totally, there are a few people knowing about this kind of old language and it is considered as a decoration in each family. To pay amount of money as fee are popular to get calligraphy - a fortunate thing in Tet holiday.
 
The couple are considering their lucky words
The couple are considering their lucky words
Happiness, wealth, longevity, persistence and good heart are popular and lucky letters with Vietnamese notion.  They hope that these things will become true in the next year. Importantly, each word has a special significance that will direct their living style of those choosing it. Therefore, being a Vietnamese person, they always try their best to have an orientated word in Tet holiday.

 

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