MUONG HUM MARKET
Takes place on Sunday - 45 Kms (1
way) to North - West from Lao Cai
From Lao Cai
station to North-west about 45 kms is Muong Hum market,
which has preserved nearly intact its life - style,
imbued with culture tradition.
Muong Hum market convenes on every Sunday is a place where
local people meet and communicate. The town is awakening
by human and horses sounds and colored by the costume
worm by local people come down from mountain around. On
the day, the elderly often have heart - to - heart talks
while young people are absorbed in intimate chats or fix
on their wedding date.
Much more can speak about Muong Hum market. This peaceful
mountainous area has in itself numerous traditional
cultural features that are well reflected in festivals.
BAC HA MARKET
Take places on Sunday - 68 Kms to North - East from Lao
From Sapa to North East about 110 Kms on
every Sunday is Bac Ha market - the most colorful market
in the region. Many hamlets: Black H'Mong, Flower
H'Mong, Dzay, Dzao... are so far way from market has to
set off for the market on the previous day's afternoon
and when twilight falls, they hasten market.
Every Sunday morning, restaurant owner get up quite early
to slaughter goats and horses to prepare the traditional
dish called "Thang Co" - a disk of the stewed meet,
bones intestines of the killed goats and horses.
When going to market, young boys bring flutes and panpipe
with them or take chickens or a bottle of horny, which
are then for sales to get money to invite their friends
or lover to a "Thang Co" Restaurant.
In the corner where brocade and embroidery are displayed
for sales, the girl showing off their skill cloths and
embroidering and weaving designs of patterns.
On both side of the path, couples are unwilling parting.
The market has finish, however, after saying Goodbye,
everyone eagerly waits for the next market day.
@ Departing from Sapa in the morning, it takes nearly 3
hours drive to Bac Ha. Visit the market around 2 hours.
Have lunch in the local restaurant.
In the afternoon, drive back to Lao Cai station where you
catch the night train back to Hanoi (quickly visit to
Ban Pho villages).
BINH LU & TAM DUONG MARKET
Take places on Sunday - 70 Kms to North -
West from Lao Cai
Sapa at around 6.00am by Russian Jeep and arrives in
Binh Lu market at around 8.00am, and in Tam Duong market
at around 9.30am. The trip is a unique opportunity to
discover the real Northwest fair. Returns Sapa on the
same day at around 4.00pm (in time for you catch the bus
to the Locai station)
CAN CAU MARKET (125Km
Take places on Saturday - 75 Kms to North
- West from Lao Cai
Take places on Tuesday -
60 Kms to North - East from Lao Cai
MUONG KHUONG MARKET
Take places on Sunday - 128 km
to North - East from Lao Cai
LUNGKHAU NHIN MARKET
to North - East from Lao Cai
Take places on Thursday - 115 km
4days - Sapa/ Victoria Express
Bacha market (Friday - Mon )
5days - Sapa/ Victoria Express Bacha & Cocly
market (Sat- Wed )
6days - Sapa/Bacha Victoria Express
6days - Sapa/
Victoria Express Cancau & Binhlu market
8days - Sapa/Victoria Express Cancau, Binhlu Cocly
Sapa in Close LungKhau Nhin, Binhlu Cocly market -