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Can Cau Market

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“for sale” (5 reviews)
“bac ha market” (6 reviews)
“local market” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Sapa, Vietnam
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Can Cau was the only market that we could visit during our stay in Sapa and it was a disappointment not in itself but for the tour that was organised for us. We booked with Sapa O'Chau, which seems to be a ethically run company...More

1  Thank Barbara F
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

It takes a while to get to this market from Sapa and via Lao Chi right on the Chinese border. The journey was around 3 hours and you get dropped off a short walk from the market. we had a driver and a guide. The...More

Thank p4sta
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

To get themost of this market (many animals for sale) do not come after 7 am. Spend the night in Bac Ha to takes half an hour at dawn to get to this market.

Thank pawel z
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

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 people are truly amazing in the way they go about their...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

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 meats and colourful handicrafts and livestock (mainly...More

Thank Terra C
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

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 colorfully dressed tribal people) and...More

Thank Silvia P
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

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. Try to get there as early as you can. Market...More

1  Thank Bobvdlelij
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

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, but it is also their day to visit...More

1  Thank deedonut
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

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 visited a traditional village close by.

Thank Antoine D
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

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 not suitable for families with eldery and baby

Thank raullim7
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Vicki243
10 August 2017|
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You can choose to go along with a tourist bus, but then you arrive at the market rather late. The real charm of the market is very early, around 07am. Therefore I would advice you to rent a scooter and just drive there... More
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Wendy A
3 March 2015|
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I would still choose Can Cau market. It's a very authentic scene - beautiful surroundings, great for photography. Looking down the 'valley' from the market, we could see a livestock market. It's also a place where the... More
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