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Address: Sapa, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Amazing hilltribe market

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2016
Truong P
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5 of 5 stars 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

Thank Truong P
Hanoi, Vietnam
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank SunnieSan
Hobart, Australia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Greg P
Abbotsford, BC
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28 reviews
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1 of 5 stars 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 

2 Thank M.P....Abbotsford
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

This was my very favourite thing I did in all of Vietnam. This was exactly the experience I was looking for and we were very lucky to have arrived in Sapa the morning of the market. We hadn't slept at all the night before on one of the sleeper buses, but I didn't feel tired at all, because I was... More 

1 Thank Off_to_see_the_w0rld
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

I and my wife made a adventurous trip Sapa, where we utilized motorbikes to tour the area. Our guides were driving the bikes and we were riding as passengers. We had an early arrival in Lao Cai via the train Sapa Express. Met up our guide at the station and proceeded with our acclaimed weekend photo adventure in Bac Ha,... More 

3 Thank Ali K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This market is on some distance from Bak Ha but it is more than worth to do the extra kilometers. A lot of locals, etnic people , from the Zay I think, are visiting this market to sell or to buy. Here you do not find that many tourists as in Bak Ha and it is amazing!!. Do not hesitate... More 

3 Thank DivinaSan
Hamstreet, Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Probably the better option to Bac Ha, although both are very interesting and great fun to visit. Get there early to avoid the tour buses.

3 Thank IzzyPacket
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The can cau market is great for seeing the local people in traditional clothing, buying and selling local products. It is located in the mountains, which gives it a great local feel. Hoewever, don't expert to be the only tourist there: the local people people are very used to seeing Western people everyday.

3 Thank Victor983
Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Coming here directly, you can feel noisy and characterized upland atmosphere. Apart from goods exchange, the fair is a place regarded as a destination for boys and girls in new suits to fall in love and then get married. Another feature without feeling, you still taste it at Can Cau fair. Such a missing that cuisine area cannot be mentioned... More 

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