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Can Cau Market

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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Sapa, Vietnam

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

If you have a chance to go visit do not think twice! A fascinating experience all around. This is the second time I have traveled across the world to see it. It is a photographer's dream.

2  Thank warmsandlover
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is less famous market than Bac ha market but it is a real festival of colors!! Better to arrive early before the transportation from Sapa arrive. Highly recommended!

1  Thank gmador
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This market is every saturday market, this is very corlorful and nice market. All tribes are here to trade, buy, sale, eat, drink..we love animal market here where they sale dogs, cats, pigs... this is a lovely market

Thank Truong P
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Can Cau market made an impression on me about the ethnic daily life. It didn't only perform the value of culture also recall people to maintain its unique To be honest, the market is nowadays not as traditional as it did; but no ways to...More

Thank SunnieSan
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Spent 2 nights in Bac Ha and went to Can Cau market after arriving in Lao Cai by train at 05.00. Bac Ha was about 90 mins from Lao Cai by car and Can Cau another 40 mins further. The market does have a few...More

1  Thank Greg P
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The drive up the mountain was beautiful, I do have to say, but the market itself was very lackluster and we were so disappointed that we wasted a day going here. It takes hours by car to see a market that is exactly the same...More

4  Thank TruthTrvls
Reviewed 23 February 2016

This was my very favourite thing I did in all of Vietnam. This was exactly the experience I was looking for and we were very lucky to have arrived in Sapa the morning of the market. We hadn't slept at all the night before on...More

3  Thank Off_to_see_the_w0rld
Reviewed 16 January 2016

I and my wife made a adventurous trip Sapa, where we utilized motorbikes to tour the area. Our guides were driving the bikes and we were riding as passengers. We had an early arrival in Lao Cai via the train Sapa Express. Met up our...More

4  Thank Ali K
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This market is on some distance from Bak Ha but it is more than worth to do the extra kilometers. A lot of locals, etnic people , from the Zay I think, are visiting this market to sell or to buy. Here you do not...More

4  Thank DivinaSan
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Probably the better option to Bac Ha, although both are very interesting and great fun to visit. Get there early to avoid the tour buses.

3  Thank IzzyPacket
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10 August 2017|
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Response from Bob v |
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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3 March 2015|
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Response from Jac-theRiddle | Reviewed this property |
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