Luc Yen gemstone market in Yen Bai, Tinh An insect market in An Giang, and fighting cock market in Hanoi, just to name a few, are special and unique places in Vietnam.
Tinh Bien in An Giang province is seen as a trade and service centre in the south-western region, principally selling all species of insects, from queen termites, centipedes, scorpions, geckos, to spiders.
Phu Dat rat market in Binh Long village, Chau Phu district in An Giang province is the largest one in western region. Each day around 3-5 tons of rats are sold.
Up to more than 200 out of total 600 local households live by hunting and selling rats.
A market on Hoang Hoa Tham Street in Hanoi sells many kinds of insects like superworms, green grasshoppers, and crikets.
The insect market opens from 8am to 7pm, but it is most bustling more often than not at weekends.
Luc Yen gemstone market in Yen Bai province run just a few hours in the morning, selling gems collected by the locals.
Hoa Binh or flea market is a famous second-hand market in the capital city. It was formed in the 1954-1955 period and located at the end of the Hue Street lying along other streets including Thinh Yen, Dong Nhan, Tran Cao Van and Chua Vua.
It sells many kinds of second hand products at different prices between VND5,000-10,000 at lowest levels or even up to millions of VND.
Fighting cock market is part of Ha Dong market in Hanoi, opening on the 5,10, 15, 20, 25 and 30th of every lunar month.
Can Cau buffalo market in Si Ma Cai district, Lao Cai province opens every Saturday and is regarded as an attractive tourist site in the locality.