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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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  • 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 »
  • The 3 hour each way journey from Sapa on Sat morning is an authentic way to see life amongst Hmong tribal people. We tasted lots of fresh produce and the potent corn wine. Lots of other soups and meat...  more »

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