The Ministry of Information and Communications has issued a
collection of postage stamps on Vietnamese traditional marketplaces, aiming to
preserve national cultural identities and promote the image of Viet Nam to
Markets are a common phenomenon worldwide but the cultural specialties of each
country give it numerous forms, each boasting its own unique characteristics.
Through time, marketplaces, driven by widespread waves of modernisation, have
transformed dramatically and tend to converge at the modern model of giant
The process of international economic integration and globalization, along with
the outstanding achievement after 30 years of Doi Moi (reform) that have offered
many changes in all aspects of life in Viet Nam.
However, traditional customs still prevail and steers most people to traditional
markets to do their grocery shopping.
Designed by painter To Minh Trang of the Viet Nam Post Corporation, the stamp
collection includes three stamps measuring 60 x 25 millimetres. The set features
three market types of Viet Nam, including a mountain market, a village market
and a floating market.
The set is available in public postal network branches across the country
through until the end of 2018.