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 is a local's Sunday market. It was planned before the trekking trip in Sa Pa. There are many sections. There is an area where birds are bought or just observed and appreciated, meat and vegetable... more »
Having visited the smaller Coc ly market 2 years ago I planed my Holliday around a visit to the Bac Ha markets and they didn't let me down. What an amazing market full of colour and culture. more »
This market was interesting, it is divided into many different sections. The first being the fresh produce of the flower Hmong women. This includes fruit veggies, orchids. They also have a covered are... more »
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.
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Nice, colorful market. Attractive, especially on sunday morning, when the market is full of the local minority tribes (and the tourists, too).
It is market by tribal from surrounding areas. You must visit there for handicrafts made by different tribes.
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