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Full-Day Bac Ha Cultural and Market Tour from Sapa
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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 buffalow for their chance to socialize, eat, drink, smoke, get a haircut, and buy produce and meat for the next week. It is a blur of colorful plaids and stripes.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
3 weeks ago
“A must visit, quiet unique”
4 weeks ago
“A market full of colour and culture”
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Bac Ha, Vietnam
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is a significant drive from Sapa (3 hours) to reach the Sunday Bac Ha market. As has been indicated in many other reviews you will certainly see the colour of the local tribe women selling their wares. It is a market that has an...More

Thank tranzactnow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a local's Sunday market. It was planned before the trekking trip in Sa Pa. There are many sections. There is an area where birds are bought or just observed and appreciated, meat and vegetables market, coq fight (which I did not find the...More

Thank Mariam M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the smaller Coc ly market 2 years ago I planed my Holliday around a visit to the Bac Ha markets and they didn't let me down. What an amazing market full of colour and culture.

Thank OzieC
Reviewed May 10, 2017

This market was interesting, it is divided into many different sections. The first being the fresh produce of the flower Hmong women. This includes fruit veggies, orchids. They also have a covered area were you can sit and buy Pho and other more traditional hot...More

Thank OS247
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Its just a farmers market, part of it is very touristic with nothing special to buy, the rest is just a farmer market with great vegetables and fruits. they also sell animals there, so you can see some dogs, chickens etc.

Thank Eldad A
Reviewed May 7, 2017

The market isn't just a place for people to sell or trade goods it is a social event and a chance for the locals to catch up with friends. The ethnic minority costumes show how much work has gone into them and there are of...More

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed May 3, 2017

A local market full of life, but crowded with tourists. Here you’ll find women of local minorities wearing traditional costumes. Fruit, vegetables, clothes, meat, buffalos and other animals are some of the things you can find around here. The market is near a village with...More

Thank Planetgravy
Reviewed April 29, 2017

This is a market not to be missed and i advise that you should arrive on a Saturday, then rise at the crack of dawn, explore the market between 7 am and 10 am , then leave town before the hordes of tourists start arriving...More

1  Thank palawandave
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

The market is as every other market - not worth the three hour drive from Sapa! The landscape around Bac Ha is beautiful...

Thank Alexa L
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

This market is a stop on many sapa tours. And it is worth a look, to be sure! A large, sprawling market featuring fruits, meats, veggies, handicrafts, and livestock. It is an interesting look at the local tribes, but in all honesty, i felt hard...More

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Yasmin C
Hi, I am planning on travelling to Bac Ha soon and would like to do some shopping at the market for authentic (or as close to as possible) handcrafts such as a large blanket. But I am worried about being overcharge and would like to have an indication of a fair price?
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
Hi, I'm planning to go to Bac Ha Market from Hanoi. I guess that I can take a two day trip visiting Bac Ha as well as Sapa. Probably I'll stay in Sapa on the 1st day and visit the market on the next day, after that heading back to Hanoi. Just wonder if it's a possible plan.
February 23, 2017|
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Response from imcclenaughan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. What you described is exactly what we did and it worked out well
Hi which provider did you choose to book this tour?
January 11, 2017|
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