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Sapa market is for markets lovers . It is located at a walking distance from Sapa Town Square... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel
Not very interesting but escape from the rain

We walked 20 minutes to the Sa Pa market. Masses of stalls selling traditional costumes and... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Ethnic handicrafts from local minority women.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Dien Bien Phu Road, Sapa, Vietnam
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Sapa market is for markets lovers . It is located at a walking distance from Sapa Town Square (Under a mile) . The indoor , two floors , modern building market , is really an everything market : Fresh and dried local produce like meat...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We walked 20 minutes to the Sa Pa market. Masses of stalls selling traditional costumes and embroidered items. Very few shoppers and many women in traditional dress, many working sewing machines. A 100 m walk down one of the streets in the town is more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank mariaben64
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Was filling in time and wandered around the 2 levels of this place. Packed with everything from clothes;shoes;produce etc. Stumbled across the local cafe at the rear and must say was the freshest and tastiest lunch of our trip. Pho and fresh rice paper rolls...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank suellens2015
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Don't bother going. It's the worst market we've seen in Vietnam. No atmosphere whatsoever. Inside the market hall most stalls were closed and the few that were open were selling the generic Chinese plastic toys and souvenirs. Outside are few people selling meat and veggies...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tipip
Reviewed September 7, 2018

If you’re looking to take home some hand-embroidered textiles, go up the 2nd floor and to the back you’ll find some Hmong women selling mounds of pretty things. Heard they inflate prices especially for tourists so don’t be scared to haggle and walk away when...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Izi_IceCream
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The market is small and the locals sells just a few things there so it is just a place to have a walk and see, we purchased nothing, just some fruits to bring back to our hotel ;-)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Asingle-Room
Reviewed July 20, 2018

not great at all, better to go to markets in all other towns, on in the town center. Disappointing for all the family.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AnnieJ72
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

It’s located only 600m from the sapa center park next to the bus station you also can found viet bank to exchange your currency with good bargain of rate than any other place for 1 $ = 22.700 dong. There you can find natural herbs...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lidyamelia
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Nothing really fantastic about the market. Most of the stalls are selling the same stuff. If you go up to the 2nd floor, will see a group of H'mong ladies sewing and selling their ethnic fabrics products.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ChrisTina J
Reviewed May 17, 2018

i travel to Sapa with my friends and go to some local market in Sapa like Bac Ha market, Can cau market and so on. All is colorful and nice

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank NurAinx
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January 13, 2018|
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Response from 49Stacey1965 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from sapalocalguide |
hi my friend, im a local guide in sa pa, call me Mr tee please, and i will be albe to booking the room for your family and organize the tour for you also, please contact to me then we can discuss more clearly. Best regard... More
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Kuching, Malaysia
Traveling around Sapa- advice needed (8 Replies)
Shall be spending 3 days , 2 nights in Sapa at the end of July. Some say its best to rent a scooter to go around; some say its dangerous especially after a heavy rainfall. And since I am traveling with children, any possibility of renting a car to drive around instead of on a scooter? We love visiting markets and i was given to understand the Sapa market where the Flower Hmong women sell their wares is about 3 hrs away - would that be by car , scooter or walking? And does it operate...More
June 18, 2014|
Response fromCreakingBones|
Without a Vietnamese license you cannot legally drive either a car or a scooter. Nobody would rent you a car, but there will be plenty of people willing to rent a scooter. However riding illegally would mean your travel insurance company would not cover you if you had an accident and required medical treatment, hospitalisation, evacuation or repatriation. You could however hire a car with driver.
Judy L
Delta, Canada
Markets in the Sapa area (3 Replies)
What do you see at the Sapa market if you can only be in Sapa during the week?
July 22, 2012|
Response fromDisc0veryInd0china|
If you have one week for joining most market in ethnic minority of Laocai: There are some: Bac Hà market: The biggest ethnic market in the Lao Cai province, where you will find buffaloes, horses, blacksmiths, saddlers, but also traditional medicine doctors, with their thousands of mountain herbs and plants, and lots of traditional clothes and local artefacts. Can Cau market: Every Saturday from 6 a.m. to 12, in the middle of the paddy fields and corn fields, the various H'mong groups from...More
Alor Setar, Malaysia
Markets in Sapa. (3 Replies)
Good day, Will be arriving in Hanoi on 25 Sept ( sunday ) and depart on 1st Oct. I have 6 days to go round Hanoi. Plan to visit both Halong and Sapa and some city attractions. Is this possible? Please help me to make it a better one. Day 1 : Morning arrival. Afternoon and night, Hoan Kiem lake and old quarter areas Day 2 Morning and afternoon : City tour, temples , museum etc. At night leave for Sapa. Day 3 :Sapa Day 4: Sapa. Night train back to Hanoi; Day 5 Hanoi city again Day...More
September 06, 2016|
Response fromCandy C|
It is tried for one day tour Halong, in the morning back to Hanoi after Sapa tour you can go ahead to Halong, stay there one night. Visit Coc Ly market on Tuesday