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Can Cau Market

Sapa, Vietnam
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Ranked #2 of 4 Shopping in Sapa
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Paal, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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spring mountain queensland
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 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
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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
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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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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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