Bac Ha Market, Bac Ha
Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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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I have traveled extensively and do not usually return to a location. Bac Ha market is an exception. It is a very unique and wonderful culturally enriching experience that should not be missed.
Before our sapa trip, We came on Saturday from Hanoi and stayed overnight in bac ha, to be there for the market on Sunday. I can't recommend doing it this way more (as opposed to a day trip from Sapa)... read more »
This Sunday market is big and colorful and well known. Since 0930 the transportation from Sapa arrive so it is a good choice to sleep at Bac Ha and visit the market early morning (it is full of life s... read more »
Such a colorful place, where urban people mix with producers all around the town, including the flower hill tribes
Khunpapa Na Phayathai
Life of hill tribe people. Almost every ethnic groups you can name will be here for the Sunday market. Exploding & Colorful. Everyone trades their needs. No one mind your photographic actions (unless you're -too much- offensive). Don't come here on another six days. It's almost like ghost town. Also not recommend to people who expects air-con shopping mall or supermarket. This is market for people, by people.
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