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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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  • We went to the "new Market" to buy Craft made by the Black H-mong, we had been trekking with a great guide, and asked where we could buy a jacket like hers, and the girl offered to take us. So far everything is perfect, we bought the jacket and a belt, so we let our guard down and trust each other. But when we were looking at other products in another position and agreed price after haggling, we gave him the money and paid, waiting for the return, because suddenly the ticket was gone, and we were left with silly face and 500,000 less people (about 20 euros). So you have to be careful with the "trick of turning you around without a problem and then I tell you that you didn't give me the ticket". The poor girl's guide didn't know where to get in.
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  • Well worth the 2.5 hour drive from the Topas Ecolodge. It is genuinely a local market with a little bit of touristy stuff at the back. The colourful local Flower H’Mong women were the highlight.  more »
  • Can Cau Market is great. Base yourself at Bac ha Friday night. Take the cool funky local bus to Can Cau market early sat morning. Takes about 45 min to an hour through mountain villages. This market i...  more »
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  • Amazing place, one of the few things that you need to try in that area.
  • Interesting, but seems like modern, adapted to the tourism industry, many foreigners here.
  • Wonderfully local and typical. Must do. Every saturday year round
  • Amazing at the weekend ( saturday)
  • Amazing market. BUT got robbed of my passport, credit cards and all my cash.
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