These are several specialties which tourists can enjoy when visiting Sapa. Besides, Sapa town is also famous for the night market which offers different delicious dishes, most of which are grilled or roasted ones. Visiting Sapa without trying a dish of baked or grilled meat, beef, fish, and vegetables is a great pity. These specialties can be eaten with chilly sauce or lemon-salt. There are many other delicious dishes to be explored in Sapa. If you have chance, do make a cuisine trip along Sapa night market and enjoy the moments. Sapa is famous for its markets, and on almost every day in the week, there is a nice market to visit. Would you like to visit a local market under the guidance of a local in Sapa? He or she will be able to show you the best food stalls, places to buy your fruits and vegetables, and even the best ingredients to prepare a real local dinner. Sapa has many interesting markets you should visit when joining Sapa Vietnam trekking tours including Bac Ha, Can Cau, Coc Ly, Cao Son....Also in Bac Ha district, Coc Ly market is the recommended spot.

Coc Ly Market

Coc Ly opens only on Tuesday

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From Dist. Lao Cai, following the national highway 4D, visitors will come to Bao Thang district, Lao Cai province. Turn left and follow provincial road 154 which sneaks through the country side along the Chay River for 17 km to Coc Ly. Coc Ly market is market of ethnic living in the northwest of Bac Ha district. The market has meeting beside suspension bridge across the Chay River. It opens only on Tuesday.

Trading in Coc Ly market

From a distance, Coc Ly is a beautiful and vivid picture. Adorned for the beautiful landscape, once the top of Mong, Dao, Tay, Nung… wear traditional costumes from all the villages pull to fair.
The market is divided into separate zones: the zone for selling brocade, the zone for selling traditional cuisines. The difference of this fair is not only the place for people selling or exchanging goods but also for excursions sing the love song… Visitors can take photos with relatives or friends to celebrate where they go and do in Coc Ly market.

Food stall in Coc Ly market

Food stall in Coc Ly market