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Address: Sapa, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ali K
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Texas
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Texas
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 guide at the station and proceeded with our acclaimed weekend photo adventure in Bac Ha,... More 

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1 Thank Ali K
Belgium
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 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 find that many tourists as in Bak Ha and it is amazing!!. Do not hesitate... More 

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1 Thank DivinaSan
Hamstreet, Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 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.

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1 Thank IzzyPacket
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The can cau market is great for seeing the local people in traditional clothing, buying and selling local products. It is located in the mountains, which gives it a great local feel. Hoewever, don't expert to be the only tourist there: the local people people are very used to seeing Western people everyday.

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2 Thank Victor K
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Coming here directly, you can feel noisy and characterized upland atmosphere. Apart from goods exchange, the fair is a place regarded as a destination for boys and girls in new suits to fall in love and then get married. Another feature without feeling, you still taste it at Can Cau fair. Such a missing that cuisine area cannot be mentioned... More 

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1 Thank hathawayds
Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We arrived by train in Lao Cai and drove straight to Can Cau Market with our guide. Quite a long drive, but absolutely beautiful. He gave us some background to the market (including that some people walk over 50km to get here). He explained that it's as much a social occasion for the hilltribe people as a market for buying... More 

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2 Thank STELLA08Auckland
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

You will be surprized with the prices there... The items that you get there are all available at Cat Cat Village or Sapa Market... No point travelling for 4 hours from Sapa to visit this market... You could get all the stuff available at Can Cau Market at one-third the price... It is not just about shopping but also as... More 

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2 Thank Nitin_Tatiwala
Ha Noi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our visit to Can Cau market was part of our tour in Vietnam for 2nd visit. It was a good touch to see Flower Hmong and other hill tribes gathering in the market and enjoyed their fair. The market is located in the middle of the mountain, concerntrated in an opening buildings. There are some unique items to buy and... More 

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3 Thank Hoang N
Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Small lovely market and not touristy as Bac Ha market. The way to there a bit bumpy and tired but well worth a visit, there are lots of animal sold here. If you want to explore ethnic culture, you should visit

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5 Thank Kura A
Singapore, Singapore
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Market is far smaller than Bac Ha market and was quite empty when i arrived around noon from Sapa. Drive was long and bumpy. My advise would be to head straight to Bac Ha market and skip this market, or spend more time in Sapa.

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