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Bac Ha Market

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Bac ha Market Nestled in the northern hills of Vietnam exists one of the best ethnic markets in all of Southeast Asia! On Sundays, the ethnic minorities from the surrounding villages and hills come by foot, by motorscooter, by horse, and by water...more
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Bac Ha 330000, Vietnam
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I traveled for about a month, in the north of Vietnam, covering 2400 kilometers, with the bike. I arrived in Bac Ha on a Saturday and stayed in a small hotel facing the market square. The weekly market is held on Sundays. The various tribes...More

Thank mammabetty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this Bac Ha market with Vietnam Tonkin travel team. It's very well worth, lots things to see & experience. Local people with colorful traditional dress & clothes.They sell anything event buffaloes, cows, pigs, birds...it's interesting local culture if you want to learn!

Thank Arturo_Quintanillaa
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

3 american ladies, we made sure this stop worked with our itinerary. Overnight train from Hanoi, quick breakfast, then get to market arriving around 10. Sure, some folks sniffing about tourist hoards arriving, and perhaps I was one of them, but bottom line is plenty...More

Thank 207traceyk
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Finally, one of the things to do in Vietnam and which is best enjoyed in the region of Sapa is going to one of the traditional markets. We visited Bac Ha Sunday’s market and it was a memorable experience. Men and women from around the...More

Thank Rajivglobaltraveller
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I have been Bac Ha on Sunday last month. It's really interesting. Before visiting Bac Ha, I thought it is a small market for minority only. But it is much more larger with a lot of things to sell, from clothes, food, vegetable, animal like...More

Thank Lan_Nguyen_1992
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Bac Ha market is an interesting sight for those who like to see how the minorities from all around the villages surrounding Bac Ha interact on a Sunday morning. All that said, the market feels quite overrated and promoted — it’s worth the trip if...More

Thank Yang C
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I went there on a Sunday early morning. Started of by the animal market which was a touching experience. Not what a person from Europe is used to see, but it is their culture and we are visiting their country to experience all of its...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We arranged for a driver (US$95) to drive us both ways to this market on a Sunday morning. We ate breakfast at 7 am and left at 7.40 am. After coming down from Sapa, we passed through Lao Cai, a big town with the railway...More

3  Thank Kim025Singapore
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We went on a tour to the markets they are excellent. We visited Bac Ha market on Sunday. It is about1.5 hours from Sapa where you can meet the Flower Hmong people they look so nice in their colourful clothes. Heaps of weird food to...More

1  Thank 792Carol_H
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Arrived in Bac Ha from Lao Cai via public bus on Saturday afternoon. We planned to stay overnight to catch the famous Bac Ha market in full action early on Sunday morning before the tourist hoards came in from Sapa for their day trips. It...More

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November 29, 2017|
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Response from aboyer8 | Reviewed this property |
Bac Ha is small enough that most of the place in the town will be an easy walk to the market. Now, if you are looking for really nice accommodations, staying in Bac Ha may not be for you. The hotels are comfortable and... More
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May 27, 2017|
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Response from imcclenaughan | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I could tell you what any price would be for any market as the price will vary with the quality and type. I can tell you that the markets offer relatively authentic local products and some very authentic. Shop... More
February 23, 2017|
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Response from Debra G | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The train goes from Hanoi to Lao Cai station. That is an 8 hour over night trip. Then a van will take you to Sapa. That is another hour or longer. The trip from Sapa to BacHa is 3 hours there and 3 hours back... More