Khau Vai Love Market

Location: Khau Vai Hamlet, Khau Vai Commune, Meo Vac District, Ha Giang Province, about 200km from Ha Giang City.
Characteristics: This is a special market, there aren’t buyers and sellers.

The Orgin of Market

(TITC) - Khau Vai Love Market is held once a year in 26th evening, 27th morning in the third lunar month at a hill in Khau Vai Hamlet. The market is associated with the legend about the love story between a Nung boy and a Giay girl. Their love wasn’t supported and led to the grudge between two tribes. In order to avoid a bloody confrontation, they were forced away from each other. However, the boy and the girl vowed that they would meet once a year on the 27th day of the third lunar month. Khau Vai Love Market has begun since that.




Khau Vai has become the market session for all ethnic minority people of Mong, Dao, Giay, Tay, Nung… from young to old people to meet, talk or say love. Young people go to the market to find their love, wife/husband through khen sound, their sing. People got married to meet their old friend. Everyone is eagerly to wait for the market days which each year only once.


Khau Vai is a unique market – where people express their love with each other and is also specific cultural feature of mountainous ethnic minority groups in Ha Giang. If having opportunities to come this market, visitors will have unforgettable impression.

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