Moc Chau’s Love Market and Festivals
10 Days and 9 Nights from the 30th August
Join us for an unparalleled experience with the ethnic minorities of northwest Vietnam. Moc Chau’s annual Love Market attracts thousands of people from the H’mong, Thai and Nung minorities from all over northwest Vietnam as they search for marriage partners or old flames, bringing a unique carnival of colour and festivity to this scenic mountain town. Moc Chau fairground plays host to traditional ethnic minority games and performances, and as night falls, the streets fill with torch-lit tribal processions and colourfully-clothed young couples courting amidst the crowds.
The following day is Vietnam’s Independence Day and we head further afield to capture more of the local minority fairs involving traditional sports such as buffalo fighting. We then head north to the towering rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai, which are bright green and overflowing with crops at this time of year. This is Vietnam’s wild northwest, and on the way to Sapa via remote Lai Chau province, we’ll have abundant opportunities for landscape shots and up-close encounters with a rich variety of ethnic minority groups. It all makes for an unforgettable experience of Vietnam’s mountainous north, and a fantastic photographic adventure.