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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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  • If you are travelling around Vietnam, this is a must see. It's really fascinating how the women of different etnias still wear our traditional clothes. They are so colourful !! We skipped the animal a...  more »
  • Spent a few hours in the markets but you could spend more time just browsing. The minority people in their traditional dress are fantastic and very authentic given they are there to shop and socialise...  more »
  • It's a long way to come from Sapa as we did but the Bac Ha Market is really quite fascinating. I did not buy anything but I took a lot of great pictures. The locals are fascinating and are very curiou...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Most famous market in the region of Bac Ha. Food, textiles, birds, horses, buffalo and more...Come early to avoid the many tourist by bus... More markets in the region Cocly market and on lovely location Can Cau market.
  • Only available on Sunday. Familiar with Thang Co ( horse meet soup )
  • Great Market, Nice Stuff, great atmosphere
  • Many colourful Tribes trading. Immerse in to the howl of the Mountainous.

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