Last updated on July 20th, 2016 at 10:09 am
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Bac Ha is located in the northeast of Lao Cai province, the road leads to Bac Ha winding along deep ravines with the rice terrace below giving a spectacular view.
Bac Ha is home to many ethnic minorities: The H’mong, The Dao, The Tay, The Nung… you will see all of them at the Sunday market. They dress in colorful costume. There are many things to see in Bac Ha such as the Hoang A Tuong palace, Bac Ha temple, corn wine producing village and especially the Bac Ha Sunday market…
Ba Ha town locates about 60 km from Lao Cai town to the northeast. Traveling to Bac Ha you will be impressed by by imposing mountains, streams winding around forest, colorful market and warm smile of inhabitants.
This land is the convergence of rich and vibrant culture of many ethnic minorities making the special attraction to visitors to Bac Ha. What is more romantic than admiring the beauty of white plateau of plum, peach blossom while tasting traditional intense corn wine. Bac Ha worth a visit for sure!
Bac Ha Vietnam Attractions
Sunday market in Bac Ha
The main interest of the Bac Ha market is the presence of ethnic minority known as the “Flower Hmong”, more commonly called “the ethnic people”. Their dress is extremely rich in colors and patterns. Lotussia Travel insured Sunday morning market.
Can Cau market
Can Cau open-air market opens every Saturday from 6 am to midday. It is set 20 km from Bac Ha, surrounded by fields of rice and corn. Visitors come here to contemplate a lively market of colorful minorities’ costume, textile products, fresh farm produce and taste the original specialties.
Different groups of Hmong villages at high altitude down to the market to sell their produce and buy fabrics and agricultural utensils and kitchen. This is because they wear colorful costumes and embroidered as the Hmong in the region have been dubbed the “Flower Hmong” by the Chinese, French and Vietnamese. The Hmong use the horse as the main transport because it is the only effective way in these regions to carry heavy loads.
Muong Khuong market
Muong Khuong is a distric of Lao Cai province, located 50 km from Lao Cai and 87 km from Sapa. Muong Khuong market is one of the largest and most important market of the local ethnic groups.
The minorities gather here to sell, buy and trade goods such as: vegetable, cattle, brocade, farm tools, traditional incense made from the bark and resin of scented trees…in their traditional cloths. There is a food area where you can taste the most popular specialties. In Muong Khuong, be sure to try the local rice variety called “San Kou”, its light nutty slightly sweet surely charm you.