How To Get To Bac Ha Market


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How To Get To Bac Ha Market

Sapa is a famous town with many special markets; Among them, the most attractive market is probably the famous Bac Ha market. Let’s share the experience to go to Bac Ha market to understand more about this famous and traditional market.

Bac Ha market

1. Where is the Bac Ha Market?

Bac Ha traditional market has been a Top tourist destination in Sapa. Visitors to Sapa have to visit. Bac Ha Market is located in Bac Ha town, Bac Ha district, Lao Cai province. This market is about 65km from the center of Lao Cai city. Travelers want to go to Bac Ha market can go by many ways. Such as cars, motorcycles or buses … The special feature of this market is the Sunday morning only. So, this is the ideal destination for Sapa travel weekend.

Bac Ha market

2. Road to Bac Ha Market

Saying as a tourist destination of Sapa, but the fact is that Bac Ha town is quite far from Lao Cai. If you take a bus from central Lao Cai, it takes about 2 ½ hours to get to this market.

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If traveling by car or motorbike, take the road from Sapa to Bac Ha which tourists need to go as follows: From Sapa town, tourists pass Coc Leu bridge, then go straight on Highway 70 about 70 km. At Bac Ham crossroad, visitors turn left to go to Bac Ha. There will be a very specific signpost.

The total distance of the road from Sapa to Bac Ha (by motorbike or car) is about 135km long, about 4 hours to arrive. Especially, if the market in Bac Ha on the occasion of Tet holiday more fun, bustling. The road to Bac Ha is quite easy, safe, so visitors will not be too tired to arrive.

Bac Ha market usually ends around 2pm. Then, you can return to Sapa or take a break in Bac Ha one night, then return to your local Sapa if you have discovered.

3. What to do when shopping in Bac Ha?

The market of Bac Ha is now no longer on the red wild land that is reinforced, rebuilt on a firm concrete foundation. However, the market still retains the trafficking of the upland people.

Every dialogue in this market is very short but no less friendly. In particular, there are no tourist rowes that make guests uncomfortable for tourists. So that Bac Ha market always makes many visitors feel comfortable when coming here.

Bac Ha market

Bac Ha market is open not only to trade. But most of the people come here to play and make friends. Domestic and foreign tourists when Sapa tours after being introduced to Bac Ha market. Everyone has good feedback in this market.

With a lot of experience going to Bac Ha market,. Visitors to this place will often easily choose the item want to buy. At Bac Ha market, there are separate markets with many different items. Such as food market, brocade market, food market, bird market, horse market, poultry market, forging …

Bac Ha market is not the largest market in the North West. But almost visitor come here they wants to buy some items from market. Like, clothing to poultry, livestock, daily necessities, food, food, farm equipment.

It is not only rich in goods, Bac Ha market is also the convergence of the essence and identity of many ethnic groups, the place of dating and the love of many couples after a week working hard. To Bac Ha market, visitors do not forget to find the specialties of the Northwest highlands to bring as gifts. The specialty foods here are often fruits, wine, ethnic jewelry, brocade or seedlings. Beside brocade market, buffalo market is also a busy market of Bac Ha every time the market.

This market attracts curious visitors to see. Another famous market is the horse market. Bac Ha Fair is also the only market in the country to sell horses in one area. Guests who want to buy a horse can buy a horse to buy the horse most comfortable.

Bac Ha market

In addition to some daily utensils, poultry and cattle. Bac Ha market is also famous for its visitors due to its rich cuisine. Bac Ha market is organized by many ethnic groups, so the food market is also extremely rich, diverse. Especially, the most famous specialties to mention are the winners. Although this dish is now available at many eateries in Sapa but only in Bac Ha, the win is the most traditional, most authentic.

Sapa tourism that did not try to win the victory is not understood as the unique features of Sapa cuisine. Besides, it is also a pleasant experience to have a cup of corn wine with friends. Not only that, some other ethnic dishes in Sapa are also sold at this special market. Sure it will bring to visitors the experience is both strange and familiar.

Bac Ha Market has become a Top tourist attraction in Sapa Lao Cai. Also as a cultural and traditional market of how many ethnic groups live in Sapa. Come to Sapa, do not skip the Bac Ha market. Share the experience to go to the market of Bac Ha useful to have a fun and unforgettable market.


Hanoi – Bac Ha Sunday Market – Sa Pa – Mu Cang Chai – Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi – Bac Ha

Bac Ha is about 300km from Ha Noi, departing from Ha Noi by Highway 70 to Bac Dung, turn left at 153 to Bac Ha. Should depart from Hanoi early in the morning to Bac Ha not too late. First day should go on Saturday to roam Bac Ha market on Sunday morning.

Day 2: Bac Ha – Sa Pa

Wake up to the market in Bac Ha, to visit the Imperial Citadel, to some areas with plum blossom, peach blossom, triangle circuit … this season. Depart from Bac Ha to Lao Cai and then to Sa Pa. Depending on the itinerary, you can stay in Sa Pa for 1 or 2 days . Sleeping late Sa Pa

Day 3: Sa Pa – O Quy Ho – Mu Cang Chai

Early morning to drink coffee in Sa Pa and then follow the road O Quy Ho pass to the direction of Lai Chau. At the fall of Binh Lu turn Than Uyen – Than Uyen – Mu Cang Chai.

Day 4: Mu Cang Chai – Khau Phe – Tu Le – Hanoi

Visit Mu Cang Chai and go back to Road No. 32 to Hanoi. On the way you will see rice along the road 32, Khau Phe, Tu Le … If you like. You can extend one day in Mu Cang Chai to relax.

Hanoi – Bac Ha – Sa Pa – Sin Ho – Moc Chau – Mai Chau

Day 1: Hanoi – Bac Ha

Bac Ha is about 300km from Ha Noi, departing from Ha Noi by Highway 70 to Bac Dung, turn left at 153 to Bac Ha. Should depart from Hanoi early in the morning to Bac Ha not too late. First day should go on Saturday to roam Bac Ha market on Sunday morning.

Day 2: Bac Ha – Sin Ho

Wake up early to go to Bac Ha market, play around the town and depart to Sin Ho as soon as possible. Sin Ho is about 220km from Bac Ha so travel time is quite long. From Bac Ha, you go to Sa Pa. keep going to O Quy Ho pass to Lai Chau town. From here, go to the highland district of Sin Ho.

Day 3: Sin Ho – Pha Din – Son La

From Sìn Ho you follow the direction of Muong Lay and then turn to QL6 through Pha Din Pass, one of the four mountain passes in the North and then Son La

Day 4: Son La – Moc Chau – Mai Chau

From Son La city go straight to Moc Chau, take time to discover Moc Chau and then about 3h pm to Mai Chau, distance about 70km should not go so long, you just do not go too late because there may be fog blind.

Day 5: Mai Chau – Hanoi

On this day you can take a walk in Mai Chau and leisurely early afternoon to go to Hanoi. Time from Mai Chau to Hanoi about 4 hours. The best way to do above itinerary please contact our professional staff at We will give you detailed program.

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