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Can Cau Market is great. Base yourself at Bac ha Friday night. Take the cool funky local bus to Can Cau market early sat morning. Takes about 45 min to an hour through mountain villages. This market is in a valley in the countryside with...More
Hot, dirty, crowdy; yes you can have a look at the Hmong costumes but on my opinion it doesn't worth the long journey by car. In the market there is nothing interesting, it is just a classic stop in most of the Vietnam tour.
Can Cau was the only market that we could visit during our stay in Sapa and it was a disappointment not in itself but for the tour that was organised for us. We booked with Sapa O'Chau, which seems to be a ethically run company...More
It takes a while to get to this market from Sapa and via Lao Chi right on the Chinese border. The journey was around 3 hours and you get dropped off a short walk from the market. we had a driver and a guide. The...More
Held every Saturday this market has so much to offer in the way of local ethnic tribes and traditions.
Great photo opportunities and a chance to immerse yourself in the local cultures..
The Hmong people are truly amazing in the way they go about their...More
The 3 hour each way journey from Sapa on Sat morning is an authentic way to see life amongst Hmong tribal people. We tasted lots of fresh produce and the potent corn wine. Lots of other soups and meats and colourful handicrafts and livestock (mainly...More
If you are visiting Sapa try to do it on a Saturday as that is the day of the market. This is one of the most interesting markets we have ever visited. It's amazing to see the Hmong people (very colorfully dressed tribal people) and...More
A beautiful, genuine local market without that many tourists. Only on Saturday!
We drove our scooter from Sapa, which is a 4 hour trip. In the blistering winter cold it was... an experience let's say.
Try to get there as early as you can. Market...More
You can choose to go along with a tourist bus, but then you arrive at the market rather late. The real charm of the market is very early, around 07am. Therefore I would advice you to rent a scooter and just drive there... More
You can choose to go along with a tourist bus, but then you arrive at the market rather late. The real charm of the market is very early, around 07am. Therefore I would advice you to rent a scooter and just drive there yourself early in the morning. Trust me, around 09:00 the market will be flooded with tourists and the vibe will change!