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Address: Sapa, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Colorful Local Markets of Sapa Tour
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Colorful and full of culture

The local markets are full of colour and culture definitely worth a visit however different markets on are every day in the region so you need to make sure of the day of your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
belinda m
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Melbourne, Australia

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very hot and crowded. stalls are mostly selling the same stuffs which also means u can slash the price.. interesting market as you can see ppl selling buffalo. there is no resting areas so to me its not suitable for families with eldery and baby

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The local markets are full of colour and culture definitely worth a visit however different markets on are every day in the region so you need to make sure of the day of your visit and book to go to the relevant market otherwise you will miss out.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

No mistaking the full relevance of this market to the local mountain tribespeople, as evidenced by the quantity of livestock of all kinds up for sale or trade, including ones we don't consider to be livestock!! Women buying the traditional dresses that are on sale in abundance, and plenty of food being cooked, and eaten, by locals. Some sights and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

When I visited this market, in August 2016, everything was deep in a 10 inches thick layer of mud and trust me this can ruin the whole experience. The market was full of colors, vibrant and with a very interesting offer concerning vegetables and fruits. It was also noisy, muddy, crowded, and full of thick and choking smoke coming from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

If you have a chance to go visit do not think twice! A fascinating experience all around. This is the second time I have traveled across the world to see it. It is a photographer's dream.

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1 Thank warmsandlover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

This is less famous market than Bac ha market but it is a real festival of colors!! Better to arrive early before the transportation from Sapa arrive. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This market is every saturday market, this is very corlorful and nice market. All tribes are here to trade, buy, sale, eat, drink..we love animal market here where they sale dogs, cats, pigs... this is a lovely market

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Can Cau market made an impression on me about the ethnic daily life. It didn't only perform the value of culture also recall people to maintain its unique To be honest, the market is nowadays not as traditional as it did; but no ways to ask them to stay in ancient life while others enjoy modern one. I wish the... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Spent 2 nights in Bac Ha and went to Can Cau market after arriving in Lao Cai by train at 05.00. Bac Ha was about 90 mins from Lao Cai by car and Can Cau another 40 mins further. The market does have a few touristy stalls but you can see its a local market with locals buying their supplies... More 

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Abbotsford, BC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

The drive up the mountain was beautiful, I do have to say, but the market itself was very lackluster and we were so disappointed that we wasted a day going here. It takes hours by car to see a market that is exactly the same as any other market. Some say that this market is more authentic than the rest,... More 

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