Bac Ha Market is a trading market place at Bac Ha district, Lao Cai Province, which is about 2 ½ hour traveling by bus from Lao cai city. It is famous for keeping the original features of ethnic minorities of Vietnam.
Bac Ha market is not simply a place for trading like other markets. It is not only the place to exchange local goods with the outside, but also a place of cultural interaction amongst the local peoples. Once down the mountain, people always wear new colorful skirts to join the Bac Ha market because they consider it as a festival held every Sunday. This custom is still maintained today.
Bac Ha market are divided into small markets according to its features such as brocade market, food market, horse market, poultry market, bird market. Each market area is filled with goods and brings its own profound traits. Especially, Bac Ha is also the most romantic dating place for young men and women after one hard-working week.
Address: Bac Ha Market, Bac Ha district, Lao Cai Province, Sapa, Northern Vietnam.
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