The unique food and herbal market in the West only deals with… leaves

No need for money, just take the leaves, go to the leaf market, you can buy any food or even get medical treatment.

Accordingly, the market called “leaf market” is held only once a year on the 24th day of the 24th lunar month at Monivongsa pagoda (ward 1, Ca Mau city). The items at the leaf market are not pre-priced and visitors to the market instead of paying, just give the seller a leaf when buying food, water, medicine, herbs, sweet potatoes, corn… .

THE UNIQUE LEAF SESSION IN EVERY LAND

According to the announcement from Monivongsa Temple, the meaning of this leaf market is to remind the masses that “Money is a means of living for a living, just as ephemeral as a leaf”. The important thing is that we must live and keep our integrity, not lose our conscience because of money, love all things, unite and help people.

From noon on the 21st day of the 7th lunar month, thousands of people carrying a lot of leaves were present at the leaf market only once this year to experience and enjoy more than a dozen folk dishes such as sticky rice, tea, castor cake, pork skin cake, vegetarian broken rice,…

Rarely, locals have the opportunity to witness the excitement of the sellers, and the excitement of the buyers.

It is known that the sellers at the leaf market often come from businesses and shop owners, while people come from neighboring wards and communes in Ca Mau city.

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Thousands of people in Ca Mau rush to go to the leaf market

The cakes available at the leaf market include castor cake, pig skin cake, beef cake, green bean cake, tea, vegetarian broken rice, vegetarian mixed rice paper… Drinks are diverse from iced tea, ginseng juice, orange juice. , soft drink.

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People who come to the market always have leaves in hand

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People always prepare leaves in hand

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BUY HEALTHY, RECEIVE MEDICINE, COMPLETELY FOUNDED FOUNDATION

In addition to food and water, people who go to the leaf market can also receive medical examination and treatment according to oriental medicine methods, buy herbs for the price of… a leaf. Accordingly, people who go to the leaf market just need to bring a leaf to the Eastern medicine examination tables to have their pulse taken and receive herbs prescribed by Southern doctors in the city. Ca Mau.

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People take their pulse and prescribe Vietnamese medicine at the leaf market.

There are up to 5 examination tables according to Oriental medicine methods at the leaf market. In addition, there are more than 20 people supporting from the stages of collecting male medicine, preparing medicine, and delivering medicine to people. This is considered the most meaningful and expected activity at the leaf market.

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The symptoms are described in detail and from there the doctors will prescribe herbal medicine

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The symptoms are described in detail and from there the doctors will prescribe herbal medicine

It is known that all activities take place within the framework of Monivongsa pagoda (ward 1, Ca Mau city for non-profit purposes).

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