Bac Ha Market is one of the biggest and best in all of Northern Vietnam.

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Bac Ha is inhabited by Flower Hmong people.

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Hmong Woman walking at Bac Ha sunday market, the biggest minority people market in Northern Vietnam.

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The landscape on the way to Bac Ha Market

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Hoang A Tuong Palace is large, covering an area of 4,000 square metres.

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The landscape on the way to Bac Ha Market

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Stop on the way to Bac Ha Market to take photograph is very good idea

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Bac Ha Market is belong to Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha District, Lao Cai Province. Bac Ha market is just only organized on Sunday every week, Bac Ha market is the place where take place the business activities of almost of the ethnic people around this area, they arrive here on Sunday every week to exchange and sell their local goods such as clothes, cattle, vegetables……it is very fun and special with all tourists who visit this place in the first time.

Attractions and activities in Bac Ha Market

Bac Ha market is the most interested and fun market in the northern Vietnam, exploring this ethnic market you will have a chance to meet the real ethnic groups, the friendly and truthful locals but sometimes you also make them feel shame because their life is not used with meeting the strangle foreign visitors from all over the world. This is an ideal market for all tourists from all over the world arrive to explore its neglected beauty and the traditional character of the locals in the northwestern Vietnam.

Although it is also little difficult to go to Bac Ha market from Lao Cai City, its landscape is really mighty and specially, on the roads you will have a chance to meet the different ethnic groups such as Mong, Dao with the colorful clothes, they walk and bring the different local products such as vegetable, fruits, cattle….to the market to sell and exchange. Entering the market, you will see many different areas to sell the different products such as the area for brocade clothes of the locals, the area for selling cattle, the area for the special and local food, the area for herb….You also should see and check carefully to avoid buying the real products from the locals at here because there are also many products which are from China to sell in this market.  

Visiting this market, you also have a chance to take a boat trip in Chay river, this boat trip is short but it will make you remember forever because it is very special for you once have a chance to enjoy a boat trip in a remove area as in Bac Ha market of the northern Vietnam. One another thing which makes Bac Ha market much more specially than other ethnic market in the northern Vietnam is in this market has a special dish of the locals, that dish is still called ” Thang Co”, this dish is cooked from the bowel of horse, it is also very hard to eat but you also should try one time to understand about one of the most famous dish at here.

Special food in Bac Ha Market 

Exploring Bac Ha Market, you also should not try the local food at here, there are a lot of the different food and dishes to offer in this market but the most specially dish at here you should try is Thang Co, this special food is not only attracted the locals but also there are many tourists who also want to try it while arrive this market, this special food is also offered in the another markets in the northern Vietnam but just in Bac Ha market is the best place for you to try it because it is most delicious and originally at here, there is not any other place can compare with Thang Co food in Bac Ha market.

How go to Bac Ha market?

It takes around two hours by bus from Lao Cai Railway station or Lao Cai City to Bac Ha market, and it takes around three hours by bus from Sapa town to Bac Ha market. Although this is a remove market of ethnics but it is not also so difficult for you to come here by bus from any place.

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