Vietnam unique lychee market in full swing

Update: 14:42 | 16/06/2020
An annual lychee market held in Luc Ngan district of the northern province of Bac Giang is regularly bustling with trade each June, with the locality also serving to send shipments to provinces nationwide and several markets worldwide.
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vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
Luc Ngan district in Bac Giang province has been previously dubbed the ‘kingdom of lychee’ as it is home to the largest lychee harvest area in the country. (Photo: Zing)
vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
Farmers often wake up at around 4am in order to harvest lychee and then to sell them on to traders. (Photo: Zing)
vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
Due to the hot weather during summertime, traders only collect lychees in the morning, so farmers have to go out at the crack of dawn in order to harvest the items. (Photo: Zing)
vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
A local farm grows approximately 200 lychee trees which are over 15 years old. Indeed, his family has plans to collect roughly four tonnes of lychee, although the consistently hot weather has seen a reduction in terms of both volume and overall quality. (Photo: Zing)
vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
The most beautiful and ripe lychees available are carefully selected by the farmer and then bundled into clusters, with each one weighing up to four kg. (Photo: Zing)
vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
Each year typically sees the lychee harvest season in Luc Ngan district begin in late May and conclude in early July. (Photo: Zing)
vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
It is common for traders to transport lychees to major markets in Bac Giang province in order to reach new customers. (Photo: Zing)
vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
Moreover, motorbike drivers are actively involved in transporting the fruit to neighboring areas. (Photo: Zing)
vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
Lychees are transported by local motorbike drivers. (Photo: Zing)
vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
Lychees do a brisk trade at a bustling market in Bac Giang province. (Photo: Zing)
vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
The market has been fully decorated in red, making it appear hotter than ever during the summer months. (Photo: Zing)
vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
The entire market stretches for dozens of kilometers along national road 279, with thousands of motorbikes queuing with lychee baskets weighing between 200 and 250kg each. (Photo: Zing)
vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
Quality lychees are selected and then traded on-site at between VND13,000 and VND17,000 per kg. (Photo: Zing)
vietnam unique lychee market in full swing
Lychees are carefully packed before being exported, with China emerging as one of the biggest consumers of Vietnamese lychee. (Photo: Zing)
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(Source: VOV)