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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. 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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  • 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 »
  • This is a beautiful market with all kinds of treats! Even the drive to it, is lovely! Just walking around LOOKING is a special opportunity as the different villagers and tribes are there to sell & buy...  more »
  • This market in the mountain is beautiful, colorful and traditional. You can spend an hour. The drive to the market is a beautiful mountain road. We would not eat there so bring your food. We also visi...  more »

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