Some of the most rewarding and memorable moments you will have during your time in Vietnam will occur while visiting local ethnic markets. Markets differ greatly accross Vietnam, from the water markets of the Mekong to the hustle and bustle of Hanoi's old quarter, but nowhere are they as diverse, nor as interesting, as they are in the mountains of Northwest Vietnam. Here, we will explore one of the most colorful markets in Sapa - Can Cau.
Can Cau market fabric sale
Can Cau market belonging to a commune, Lao Cai district. Visitors have not only the opportunities to be aware of fair but also a chance to learn more about the daily life of people. From Lao Cai province, along the national road 4D, visitors will come to Bao Thang district, Lao Cai province.
Through the town of Bac Ha, tourists will come to the Can Cau fair. From a distance, the fair of Can Cau is very beautiful and vivid. The fair has meeting along roadside 153-the only road connects the town with the town of Si Ma Cai. There have terraced fields around the market with the majestic mountains.
Can Cau market is the fair market of the H’Mong and the Giay, however, it is operated with the ways trade of the Dao. The market has meeting on Saturday every week and holidays, New Year. In the fair, the line of the H’Mong, Giay from the villages flocked to the market: pedestrians, people carrying products, agricultural products and livestock…
Local people carry products to market
The market is divided into separate areas for all kinds of items. Those goods such as: vegetables, herbs, spices, utensils and other products, which shows the talent of women. However, the most striking is the area where sell livestock because the H’Mong and Giay love livestock and want to select the best cattle. The atmosphere in this area is very vibrant; buyers, sellers have the deal.
Besides, the area for the traditional food of people is quite exciting. Having a multitude of different sounds, visitors will have chance to sit down and enjoy the ethnic cuisine of them. Of all the dishes in Can Cau market, “thang co” will be the most favorite cuisine of ethnic. This dish is combined all kinds of organs of some animals such as: pigs, cows, buffalo…
In addition, tourists joining Sapa homestay tours
have been enjoying some traditional dishes and “Tao Meo” wine- specialty of Sapa.