Best Markets in Sapa

Sapa is famous for its markets, and on almost every day in the week, there is a nice market to visit. Visit a local market under the guidance of a local in Sapa, they will be able to show you the best food stalls, places to buy your fruits and vegetables, and even the best ingredients to prepare a real local dinner.

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Daily Markets in Sapa, Vietnam

  • Tuesdays: Coc Ly Market
    Beautiful warm atmosphere with local hill tribes such as the Nung, Tay, Black Zao and Flower Hmong. Great place to buy traditional costumes and to learn more about the local culture. 
  • Wednesdays: Sin Cheng Market
    Lovely small market in the Si Ma Cai district. Meet the people of the White H’Mong, Flower H’Mong, Giay, tay and Black Dao. Beautiful traditional costumes are being sold. Sometimes the market can be hard to reach due to road conditions. 
  • Thursdays: Lung Khau Nhin
    This market is located high in the mountains of the Tram Ton pass. Various small tribes such as the H’Mong, White Tai and Tai Lu are gathering to sell their products. 
  • Saturdays: Can Cau Market
    This market is located only 7 kilometers from the Chinese border, and just like the other markets, a fascinating and authentic experience. 
  • Sundays: Bac Ha Market
    This is the most famous and biggest market of Sapa. You can buy several products, such as handicrafts, traditional costumes and food. Various tribes are gathering at this market. 
  • Sundays: Muong Hum Market 
    This market is one of the least touristic markets in Sapa. It is located in the area of Ban Seo, which is still mostly undiscovered by tourists, giving you an authentic experience of the local hill tribe culture. 

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