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Address: Sapa, Vietnam

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Amazing Culture

Easytours24h did this package tours for us. The market is really exciting and a new experience for us, a small ethnic market with many special product from the local life. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Easytours24h did this package tours for us. The market is really exciting and a new experience for us, a small ethnic market with many special product from the local life. It's also less touristic as bac ha market and sapa town. highly recommend!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A small ethnic market with the same products you'll find across Sapa. It's smaller than Bac Ha's Sunday market and much less touristic. Nice market to visit for a more real and traditional feeling.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Can Cau is a rural ethnic market, simply set up on the open ground at the side of a mountain, looking down a picturesque valley about 20 km north of Bac Ha. It is every Saturday morning when hundreds of ethnic peoples mainly Flower H’mong gather to sell their farming products and buy necessities. The market’s most colorful part is... More 

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cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Quite refreshing to be ignored by market people. Women in fantastic traditional outfits buy and sell their wares. Bulls are sold, and sometimes fight. There are locals busy eating and bargaining. The amount of colour and activity is amazing. Fabulous experience.

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Andy N, Guest Relations Manager at Can Cau Market, responded to this review

Dear Lovetotraveldubai! Thank you so much for your review on TA. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the future, Best Regard ! sales@vietnamtomtravel.com More 

Peyia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is the local Saturday market and yes it is only every Saturday. The colors are just amazing. You will see many different tribes here and you can buy everything from cloth, shoes, bags, flowers, there are restaurants where the locals eat but it did not look that it was for me. A bit down the hill was the buffalo... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A place where local tribes come to sell their handicraft, food, wares and cattle. Very local and colourful. Dislike (intensely): the sight of butchered dog meat for sale but that's part of the local scene, uncensored. Dislike: the need to haggle prices to at least 50% less.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The market is set up in a field next to the road. There are tourist souvenirs, which I don't think are totlally handmade. There are also medicinal herbs, incense, fruit, vegetables and popcorn. Of course, there is tourist taxes as our guide purchased his popcorn more cheaply than my husband. There were plenty of photographic opportunities as the traditional dress... More 

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Paal, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Best market to visit , wonderfull location 20 km north of Bac Ha, go by yourself by rented motorbike, after visit market in the morning, you can do further ride to Chinese border.

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Andy N, General Manager at Can Cau Market, responded to this review

Dear FarangBE! Thank you so much for your sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. With this trip : After visit the market the tourist can do more active as Travel by boat on Chay River, Visit Flower H'mong Village, do the the Buffalo cart tour etc. All the best ! Nguyen Minh Tien .Mr Sales Manager sales@vietnamtomtravel.com More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I think to get the best out of Can Cau and Bac Ha markets is not to hurry there by car or bus but to ride bikes, push bikes on a three day market ride from Sapa to Bac Ha. You get to take in the sights and get to feel the build up. You see many of the locals... More 

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Andy N, Guest Relations Manager at Can Cau Market, responded to this review

Dear PB852014! Thank you so much for sharing your experience ,Can Cau Market is one the biggest market in the northern Viet Nam. We hope to have an other chance to welcome you back to Indochina All the best ! sales@vietnamtomtravel.com More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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