Amazing Day at Bac Ha Sunday Market
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Amazing Day at Bac Ha Sunday Market

Bac Ha Sunday Market is located in Bac Ha town, Lao Cai. This is a place to interact, meet, and exchange cultures of mountainous ethnic groups such as Dao, Thai, H’Mong, Muong, etc. Bac Ha market is full of local culture.

Every Sunday, the Bac Ha market takes place. Coming here, you will admire the colorful costumes of different ethnic groups. Because of this, the market attracts more and more tourists. Join Origin Travel to learn about a Amazing day at Bac Ha Sunday Market.

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How to get to Bac Ha Sunday market

You take the night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai Station (or go by car). From Lao Cai, you can go to Bac Ha Sunday market in the following ways:

  • Bus: You can catch the bus from Lao Cai bus station (opposite Lao Cai station). The bus departs for Bac Ha at 6:30 and 7:00 am.
  • Motorbike, car: It takes about 4 hours to drive there. You cross the road connecting Sapa town to Coc Leu bridge. Then go straight to Highway 70 and at Bac Ngam intersection, left will go to Bac Ha.
  • If you don’t want to spend too much paradise looking for directions, you can choose to visit Bac Ha market from travel companies.
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When is Bac Ha Sunday Market held?

Bac Ha Market takes place every Sunday and ends at 14:00. The market is divided into many small areas: such as: cuisine, brocade, forging, food,… On holidays, the Bac Ha market is even more crowded and bustling.

After visiting Bac Ha market, you can go to Sapa to visit or return to Hanoi.

Bac Ha Sunday Market is not only a place to exchange and exchange goods but also shows the rich traditional beauty of the people here.

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A wonderful day at Bac Ha Sunday market: Exciting activities

1. Explore Bac Ha Market Cuisine

One of the most interesting things and not to be missed when traveling to Bac Ha Sunday market is discovering cuisine. On the main road leading to the market, you will see stalls selling cakes and snacks. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy traditional dishes such as:

  • Thang Co: made from cattle meat such as buffalo, cow, etc. and Luc Phu Ngu Tang cooked with spices from local people. Fatty meat served with wild vegetables and rich juice will make you feel interesting.
  • Bac Ha sour pho.
  • Corn wine: is a specialty of the H’Mong and Dao people. Sip a glass and buy it as a gift.

2. Discover Precious Foods, Herbs, and Medicines

The area selling ornamental plants and wild orchids is located right on the main road to the market. You can also encounter many precious medicinal plants, vegetables, and food that people bring to exchange.

3.Visit the Poultry and Poultry Trading Area

The livestock and poultry market is located at the end of the market, especially with the food area, food stalls, and brocade sales. Upland people display the animals they have at the market to trade and exchange. You will see images of chickens, pigs, buffaloes or dogs.

4. Interact with Local People

Bac Ha Sunday market includes many ethnic groups. Therefore, this is an opportunity for you to learn about the traditional culture of the ethnic groups here. The local people are very cheerful and open, so let’s talk to understand them better. And don’t forget to save photos as souvenirs of your exciting journey.

5. Enjoy Traditional Music and Dance

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of traditional music and dance performances. You will feel fascinated by the performances of the indigenous people. Through that, you will also understand more about their traditional culture.

6. Don’t Forget to Buy Souvenirs

Exquisite brocade items such as fabrics, hats, scarves, bags, bracelets, necklaces… are made by the skillful hands of women. You will find these handmade products eye-catching and exciting. Stroll around the stalls and buy some things as souvenirs of the trip.

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Some notes for you when traveling to Bac Ha Sunday market

You should note the following things to make your amazing day at Bac Ha Sunday market more perfect:

  • After interacting, take photos with local people. You should buy them an item to support them.
  • You should also learn how to bargain so you can buy a reasonable item. You can ask the tour guide about that.
  • Some children will entice tourists. So you should pay attention to that.
  • You should look carefully at the goods before purchasing
  • And for you to have a memorable trip, book a tour from travel companies. They will help you a lot in problems that arise.

Hope you have useful information about Bac Ha Sunday Market to have a memorable discovery trip. If you have time to travel to Sapa, you should not miss the Sapa love market. The market is quite famous and attracts many tourists here.

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