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Can Cau Market, Sapa
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Hidden high up in the mountains lies Can Cau Market, a small rural ethnic market where every Saturday local tribal people gather to sell their goods, and buy necessities while having a good time. You can find various types of goods at this vibrant market, including colorful fabrics, extremely strong corn wine, and even all sorts of livestock at buffalo market. Locals are known to have a habit of drinking local ruou with tourists, so you can even make a friend or two. The whole experience will make this trip something you will remember so ensure you have your camera prepared. To visit Can Cau Market on your holiday in Sapa, and find out what else Sapa has to offer, use our Sapa tour planner.
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  • This is a local market near Bac Ha. Along with my guide we had there with a moped about 40 min to get there and was really a market aimed at the local people and not at the tourists. A large number of Buffalo were sold there. Also there were many hill tribes present making this hugely colorful. I myself have bought nothing but cheap noodelsoep with chicken eaten
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  • very hot and crowded. stalls are mostly selling the same stuffs which also means u can slash the price.. interesting market as you can see ppl selling buffalo. there is no resting areas so to me its n...  more »
  • This market is held every Saturday, or bring all ethnic minorities. They also sell animals and crafts of high quality
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