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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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  • September 25, 2017
    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 »
  • September 15, 2017
    If you are visiting Sapa try to do it on a Saturday as that is the day of the market. This is one of the most interesting markets we have ever visited. It's amazing to see the Hmong people (very color...  more »
  • March 7, 2017
    A beautiful, genuine local market without that many tourists. Only on Saturday! We drove our scooter from Sapa, which is a 4 hour trip. In the blistering winter cold it was... an experience let's say....  more »

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