Sapa market ( Saturday)
Sapa's main attraction is its market. On Saturday afternoons , minority villagers ( primarily Hmong) come to sell their goods, including colorful shirts, musical instruments and jewelry. The Dao instituted the market as a "Love Market" where friends from villages near and far came to meet, sing, impress, and entertain each other.
Can Cau market ( Saturday)
Can cau market is one of the most fascinating open-air markets in the region, specialising in livestock. It's 20km North of Bac Ha and just 9km south of the Chinese border. Can Cau attracts a large number of Chinese traders, evidenced by the booming dog trade here.
Can Cau market is only open on Saturday.
Bac Ha market ( Sunday)
The hill surraounding Bac Ha are home to the Flower Hmong, Red Dao, Black Dao, Tay, Nun g, Lachi and Phu La people. Each market has its own distinct flavor, but most visitors option to visit Bac Ha of its own Sunday market ( open from 6am to 3 pm).
Flower Hmong come from all around to buy animals, clothes, and accessories. The market is also known for its food stalls, which serve cheap dishes. Coming early allows you to watch as locals stream in from the surrounding hillside with dogs, pigs, cats and other goods to sell.
Cocly Market( Tuesday)
This Tuesday market is about 35km from Bac Ha. You can get here via a fairly good road, or by road and river; .
Lung Phin Market ( Sunday)
This small market is between Can Cau merket and Bac Ha town, about 12km from the town. It's less busy than other markets, and is open on Sunday. It's a good place to move onto once the tour buses arrive in Bac Ha from Sapa, and has a very real feel.
Muong Hum market ( Sunday)
Its is 45 Kms (1 way) to North - West from Lao Cai
From Lao Cai station to North-west about 45 kms is Muong Hum market, which has preserved nearly intact its life - style, imbued with culture tradition.
Muong Hum market convenes on every Sunday is a place where local people meet and communicate. The town is awakening by human and horses sounds and colored by the costume worm by local people come down from mountain around. On the day, the elderly often have heart - to - heart talks while young people are absorbed in intimate chats or fix on their wedding date.
Much more can speak about Muong Hum market. This peaceful mountainous area has in itself numerous traditional cultural features that are well reflected in festivals.
Muong Khuong Market
Take places on Sunday - 128 km to North - East from Lao Cai
Lungkhau Nhin Market
Take places on Thursday - 115 km to North - East from Lao Cai