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Can Cau Market

Sapa, Vietnam
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Headed to the Can Cau Market in June 2014. It was about 3 hours' drive from Sapa, and in my opinion it wasn't worth making a special trip from the main town of Sapa. The roads are windy and I got carsick which may have contributed to my lack of enjoyment of the market. Most of the stalls sell either... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I'm shocked that anyone actually thinks anything here is handmade. The person carving on rocks is actually defacing one sample from the crate received from China. Every textime is made abroad. Only a couple of driftwood carvings are made there. It's the same stuff to be found from Hanoi to Saigon to Siem Reap to Bangkok.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We booked Bac Ha Market Tour with Vietnam Cuture Travel and it was an amazing experience. All the services were impeccable and very good value for money. Our guide was kind and helpful. We were well looked after throughout the trip. Bac Ha is one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been to. Its scenery was so beautiful and... More

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Au, Austria
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It was super fun and im so in love with all the handmade stuffs in here and guess what the price is super super cheap!

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Soleuvre, Luxembourg
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

It took us 3 hours to get there and the last part of the road it is not that easy, but totally worth it! the market is held by the minority ethnic group Flower Hmong, most come from the vicinity, others travels from a good distance to sell their products that can vary from colorful fabrics to poultry, sugar canes,... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We arrive to the market in the morning. Took a deep breath, opened the eyes, enjoyed the fresh air of the mountain area. It was wonderful. Just like we were at a different world where everything is colorful, people in there colorful traditional costumes also. We spent several hours there. Enjoyed the food. This market held weekly by minority people... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

After a long muddy roads, We have been in Can Cau market. We did not love it at first. Actually i hate crowed place but my girl friends - Henssy wanted to blend with local. To make her happy, we traveled here. We saw a lot of Hmong ladies with colorful clothes which I thought there was a flower forest... More

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The Can Cau market on saturday is super!. a long trip from Sapa over a good road,but the last part is under construction.it is not a touristic market,the weather was good,so many hilltribes were present and sold goods to eachother.it was o.k. to shoot pictures,but it did not seemed they were interested.actually we were the only tourist at that moment... More

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160 reviews 160 reviews
82 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Interesting and definitely the real deal with a riot of colors(fm the ethnic wear of flower Hmong ladies)' sights, smells and sounds - if you are not already deafened by the incessant horning fm vehicles in Vietnam . Other than a handful of persistent Hmong ladies trying to sell visitors colorful bags, the locals just go about their usual stiff,... More

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Dallas, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

The colors of the clothing worn by the women and children drew more attention than the colors of the fruits, vegetables and other items for sale. I've been in many markets and I think this was the first where live water buffalo (various ages) and horses were included in the market to be sold.

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