Welcome to Sapa and spend your time exploring best of Sapa to get the taste of this magnificent northern part of lovely S-shaped Vietnam. It is hard to resist the charming Sapa with splendid beauty, scrumptious local cuisine as well as friendly and highly local people. One of the highlights that Sapa offers is a broad collection of amazing Sapa markets that help both domestic and international visitors have an insight into the region’s culture, tradition and behavior.
Sapa markets have a lot to offer from daily products, handicrafts, souvenirs to mouth-watering food. More importantly, the distinct atmosphere of the market is the bonus point that makes it stand out of the crowd. Sapa markets take place most days of the week from early morning. Hill tribes get together to create a busy atmosphere of a lively market during the week and Saturday is probably the busiest day.
Visit Sapa, you will be mesmerized with not only stunning surrounding landscape but also myriad busy markets here. Those markets are places served as meeting places for 24 ethnic groups living in Spa in which a variety of products including traditional costumes, farming products and essential daily items.
Most outstanding markets can be named as Sapa Love market and Bac Ha Market. Sapa Love Market
Your trip to explore Sapa town would not be complete without paying a visit to the most-visited and popular local Sapa Love Market to obtain ultimate experience. Taking place on Saturday evenings, Sapa Love Market, as its name demonstrates, is a place for local boys and girsl to find an ideal partner. This is a place for Mong and Dao ethnic groups spend their every Saturday evening meeting, chatting, dancing and singing. Every girl dressing traditional colorful costumes takes part in traditional and cultural activities of the region.
Bac Ha Market
Another outstanding market in Sapa that should not be missed is Bac Ha Market. Opened every Sunday, the market is the meeting places for several ethnic minorities including H’mong, Phu La, Tay and Black Zao. Bac Ha Market is amongst the biggest one in this northern part of Vietnam where a variety of products from clothes, handicrafts, hand-embroidered items to vegetables, poultry and cattle. Visit Bac Ha Market, do not forget to enjoy Thang Co – a must-try traditional specialty of the locals.
These are probably the two most popular markets in Sapa that should be included in your itinerary. In addition, there are also other amazing markets for a visit such as Lung Phin Market, Lung Khau Nhin Market, Cao Son Market or Can Cau Market. It can be said that Sapa Markets contribute to create a picture of Vietnamese traditional culture. Paying a visit to discover markets here will help you widen your body of knowledge.