Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Vietnam  /  Lao Cai Province  /  Bac Ha  /  Bac Ha Market

Bac Ha Market, Bac Ha

#1 of 10 in Shopping in Lao Cai Province
Flea Market · Shopping
A flurry of color and community bursts into life every Sunday at Bac Ha Market. A bustling spectacle of North Vietnamese village culture, the market serves as the weekly meeting place for many ethnic minority groups, including the brightly dressed Flower Hmong, Phi La, and Black Dao peoples. Arrive early for an authentic taste of the market, surrounded by the sounds and smells of chickens, buffalo, and goats being traded amongst the villagers. Try your hand at bartering for some locally made handicrafts, before picking up a bite to eat at one of the many food stalls. Using our international travel planner, Bac Ha attractions like Bac Ha Market can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Bac Ha Market
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Bac Ha Market reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
489 reviews
  • We were picked up at the train station after taking the overnight train from Hanoi. Our guide was a local village girl who did an amazing job explaining things and helping us negotiate prices from...  more »
  • Colourful tribes market, selling everything from farming produces to livestock such buffalo, pig, chicken not missing the dogs and puppies. A row of open air barbers line the side lane of the river...  more »
  • A beautiful, stunning traditional market with colors, smells and flavors that run through the soul. Beware of scams and wallets ...
  • The market is quite small, i would not recommend to make te journey especially for this market but the surroundings are very nice and if you happened to be there on a sunday then you should definitely go there.

Plan your trip to Bac Ha

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.