Khau Vai Love Market to attract visitors to Ha Giang

(VOV) - The 2015 Khau Vai Love Market Culture-Tourism Week is held in Meo Vac district in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on May 13-16 (or 25th-28th of the third lunar month).

The event opens with the final round of a beauty pageant for the northernmost mountainous areas. It attracts the participation of young girls from all districts in Ha Giang province.

In the four-day event, visitors will have a chance to join the market day’s activities, including a horse race, a cow fighting festival and incense offering at two temples in Khau Vai commune.

The unique love market in Vietnam which is 180km from Ha Giang City’s center is expected to lure thousands of visitors this year.

Legend has it that a couple who very much loved each other but could not live together made the promise to meet once every year in Khau Vai on the 27th of the third lunar month. From then on, the festival has been held every year on this day for ex-lovers to meet.