Can Cau Market


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Can Cau Market

Travel to Sima Cai almost tourist will surprised by the bustling scene of people who buy sellers of Can Cau market. What is the characteristic of Can Cau Market that attracts so many tourists? Introducing Can Cau market in Sapa by Origin Vietnam will help visitors know more about this famous one in Sapa.

How Can Cau Market is unique?

Can Cau market is located in Can Cau commune, Si Ma Cai district, Lao Cai province. The market is nearly 100km northeast of Lao Cai City center.

Can Cau Market was established at a time no one knew. But every Saturday, this market became a place to trade brocade items, food, handicrafts… of ethnic people living near here.

It’s one of two big markets that still retains the beauty of a fair in Lao Cai. Although the atmosphere of Can Cau market is not equal to Bac Ha market. But every time Can Cau market is opened, many tourists participating in Sapa tours are not afraid to go far to the market to visit.

The campus of Can Cau market is more than 1 hecta. It’s located on the hillside. The whole market looks like 5 terraced fields stand on a unique road. Where connecting Bac Ha town with Si Ma Cai town, Lao Cai. Each plot is a display of many diverse colors.

Among them, 3 plots are for sale of local handicrafts and specialties. Such as brocades, herbs, vegetables, handicrafts, etc., the remaining two plots sell ethnic minority dishes (corn wine , nuggets, victories) and household appliances like flashlights, brushes, pots, pans, cups, bowls …

In addition to 5 stalls selling goods above. It’s also has a large land area selling buffaloes. For every market meeting. There are hundreds of buffaloes from all the villages in Bac Ha and Si Ma Cai sell on this plot. Sapa tour with visiting Can Cau market. You will have chance to learn more about the fair of highland people in Sapa and Lao Cai. Every time there is a market, there are a lot of tourists who do not manage the roads to go to this high market.

Discover Can Cau market session

Can Cau market session – one of the attractive Sapa tourist destinations is only opened once a week. So at 7am, the fair is very crowded. If visitors arrive a little early before the opening time, visitors will encounter a handful of hand-held ethnic people wearing a lot of brocade items, food, forest vegetables … to bring to market.

Pedestrians, horse riders, people carrying cattle … make the market atmosphere become lively and extremely bustling and full of voices and laughter.

Although the market is set up on the cliff. That you can easily walk to visit the market stalls. Items sold in the market are spread out on plastic sheets or placed on wooden tables for visitors to choose freely.

The most attention-grabbing items are brocades and specialties of ethnic minorities. Such as corn wine, Bac Ha plum, kohlrabi, bird-legged mushroom…

It is worth a visit Can Cau market

The most prominent of the five market areas is probably the cattle area. Every time the market opens, there are hundreds of cattle. Especially buffaloes sell here. Therefore, Can Cau market is also called a buffalo market.

For Mong Hoa and Giay people buffaloes are considered an integral part of their farming life. Every time go to market, they want to buy the best breeds of cattle to better serve their farm work.

In addition to buffaloes, which are the majority of cattle, cattle areas also sell cows, horses, donkeys, birds and even dogs. The animals associated with human life are gathered at the market to create a variety of goods traded in the market, making buyers have more options.

What Can Cau Market Specialist?

The culinary area of Can Cau market is also quite attractive to many tourists. This area sells a lot of delicious dishes. Such as vermicelli, pho, triumphs, sticky rice, corn cakes, donuts… From the marketplace to the end. There is no time that Can Cau absent market buyers and customers travel to sightseeing and shopping.

Introduction about Can Cau market in Sapa tells a lot about the culture of Mong and Giay ethnic people in Lao Cai. If you have opportunity to visit Sapa Vietnam, come to Can Cau market to travel, buy brocade items and enjoy attractive Sapa specialties. Origin Vietnam wishes you a wonderful trip to Sapa.

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