Khau Vai love market

Meo Vac district in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang has held its annual Khau Vai love market day, attracting crowds of ethnic groups and visitors.

The event, which takes place on the 27th day of lunar March, aims to promote the traditional cultural value of the festival that began in 1919.

This year’s festival falls on May 6.

Khau Vai commune where the love market takes place
The market is crowded early in the morning
A policeman takes his girlfriend to the market
Khau Vai love market
Small groups of boys and girls sit chatting and singing everywhere
Some young couples find a private place for talk
Fluting-a way of looking for a partner