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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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  • This authentic market is must. Best is if you stay the night before in Bac Ha, because at 10 the tourists from Sapa are coming and then the nice part is over. 
  • This sunday market is one of the best markets in vietnam. Most local markets are not intresting but this one is because of its size and the collorfull minorities who come there for shopping. The thing...  more »
  • Ethnic colorful market, to visit preferably before 11: 00 (to avoid the rush of tourists). Do: taste the local specialties in the tents of the market, or in the restaurants of the surrounding streets. Walking around the rice fields around the village, to be quiet, and benefit from the remarkable views. See also Can Cau market Saturday morning (less touristy) surrounded by rice fields, specializing in the sale of animals.
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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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