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Bac Ha Market, Bac Ha

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A flurry of color and community bursts into life every Sunday at Bac Ha Market. A bustling spectacle of North Vietnamese village culture, the market serves as the weekly meeting place for many ethnic minority groups, including the brightly dressed Flower Hmong, Phi La, and Black Dao peoples. Arrive early for an authentic taste of the market, surrounded by the sounds and smells of chickens, buffalo, and goats being traded amongst the villagers. Try your hand at bartering for some locally made handicrafts, before picking up a bite to eat at one of the many food stalls. Plan to visit Bac Ha Market and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bac Ha attractions using our Bac Ha trip builder.
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  • Bac ha is how Sapa used to be imagine, not too touristy. They both have mountains valley, rice fields, minority people. The town isn't too cold being lower Pay 60,000 by minibus by the train station  more »
  • Sunday Market - Bac Ha, the colourful minority market, you should visit when you are in Sa Pa Town, not so far from the Town.  more »
  • It will be a nice visit if you have not experienced many hilltribes markets before. I' ve been to many weekly markets in Vietnam Northern mountainous area and found this one very bustling and not very...  more »
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  • Bac Ha is a beautiful little town. If you have time and opportunity to drive around with motorbike, the area has lovely rice terraces and mountain view. The people are much nicer then in Sapa! This place is still not spoiled by tourism. And the prices are less. On the market you must negotiate the price. If you walk away you can arrange even third prise. ;) Enjoy the time there!
  • Pretty commercial place. I would highly recommend the other market which is 20km away from Bac Ha and take place every Saturday. Unfortunately I cant remember the name of the place.
  • Worth of visit if you can. With a local guide you can really improve your experience here and understand the dynamics in this market.
  • Nice, colorful market. Attractive, especially on sunday morning, when the market is full of the local minority tribes (and the tourists, too).
  • A great place to people watch. So much variety in food, crafts, clothing... Do yourself a favor and come to Bac Ha a night early so that you can get to the market early, before the swarms of tourists get there.

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