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Can Cau Market, Sapa

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Hidden high up in the mountains, Can Cau Market is a small rural market where every Saturday local tribes gather to sell their goods and buy necessities for their homes. You can find colorful fabrics, extremely strong corn wine, and even all sorts of livestock at the buffalo market. If you wish to make a few new friends, let the locals buy you a few rounds of " ruou," a liquor made of rice. Can Cau Market is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Sapa Edition.
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  • To get themost of this market (many animals for sale) do not come after 7 am. Spend the night in Bac Ha to takes half an hour at dawn to get to this market.  more »
  • The authenticity of this market, often mentioned in the notice, including a bad organization around the site, chaotic traffic conditions, and a location on clay, is a certain dirt. Women wear much less the traditional costume of the flower Hmong that we see on the images. In summary, don't move there if visiting the Sunday market more attractive to Bac Ha.
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  • Held every Saturday this market has so much to offer in the way of local ethnic tribes and traditions. Great photo opportunities and a chance to immerse yourself in the local cultures.. The Hmong peop...  more »
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  • Great market but loooong trip to go there. Would pass if I knew before how much time would it take to go there.
  • Saturday market is an unforgettable experience and view into the local culture. A blast!
  • This Saturday market, 20km north of Bac Ha, attracts a growing number of visitors.The market spills down a hillside with basic food stalls on one level and livestock at the bottom of the valley, including plenty of dogs. Locals will implore you to drink the local ruou with them. It's set in a beautiful valley only about four kilometres from the Chinese border, giving it a much more remote, frontier feeling than the market in Bac Ha
  • It's very nice market...
  • We went early in the morning to avoid too much tourism because after it is complicated to park. Market in him is big enough and very traditional which is divided into several parts (clothing, foods, sales of animals,...).
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