Why Should I Visit the Dong Van Sunday Market?
So often as humans we crave information and we desire answers. We seek to categorize markets, towns, regions, entire cultures. To define them with a few words and a couple of clichés. To make them easy for our minds to understand.
But sometimes it’s better to reject this desire. To allow a place to be complex, mysterious and without easy comparison. So it is for Dong Van and its Sunday Market. I didn’t leave with many more answers than I arrived with. But what I did leave with was a vivid impression: an impression of toughness, of courage, and of timeless tradition. But there I go, falling into clichés again. So let me leave you with this:
This is Dong Van. A place I hardly know.