Sa Pa Market

Attraction 38 Ngõ Cầu Mây, tt. Sa Pa, Lào Cai, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
04:00 PM
05:30 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Family
Market
Shopping
Adventure
Activity
Kids
Food & Spirits
People watching
1.00 USD

Sa Pa Market is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Sapa market is located right at the heart of Sapa town, just a short walk to Sapa stone church that is built by the French in the early 20th century.

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Why Sa Pa Market is special ?

Sapa market is located right at the heart of Sapa town, just a short walk to Sapa stone church that is built by the French in the early 20th century.


The market consists of both indoors and outdoors space. While stalls along the stone stairs outside sell flowers, fresh produce, groceries and food; little workshops on the second floor offer ethnic fabrics.


In the early morning, streets in Sapa downtown are filled with hundreds of Hmong and Red Dao people in colorful ethnic attire heading to Sapa market. The traditional Sunday market, which is bustling until late afternoon, is not only for trading, but also for socializing and unwinding after hard working days.


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What to explore at Sa Pa Market?

Once getting inside the market gate, tourists will see stalls full of mountain fruits like peach, apricot, pear and plum. Buying some fruits for the dinner dessert or enjoy during the trip is a good idea. Dropping by the right hand side stalls, tourists will find trinkets (ethnic silver jewelry), medical herbs and local products that are good for health like forest honey, notosingeng and ganoderma.

For the ones who are enchanted by colorful costume of H’Mong, Dao people in Sapa, and looking for authentic ethnic fabric, the second floor of Sapa market is a must-visit. Here, one can find a number of embroidered skirts, handbags, blankets, pillow shams and table covers with unique patterns, made by the indigenous. Ethnic women who sell brocades here can converse quite well in English.

Visiting Sapa market in the morning, travelers will see a lot of local people gather at food stalls to enjoy favorite breakfast of “mèn mén” (steamed corn wheat), “thắng cố” (horse soup) and corn wine. These are traditional food and beverage of local people in Sapa, and must-try for any tourists who come here.

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How to get to Sa Pa Market?

It only takes tourists staying in Sapa town few walking minutes to get Sapa market, which is located right in the heart of the town, nearby Sapa church.

Selling points

  • A nice visit if you stay in Sa Pa
  • Colorful commercialized, touristy market but still well used by locals
  • Lots of good with reasonable price
  • Interesting local ethnic market
  • Great place to see the local life
  • A nice visit if you stay in Sa Pa
  • Colorful commercialized, touristy market but still well used by locals
  • Lots of good with reasonable price
  • Interesting local ethnic market
  • Great place to see the local life
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
177.38 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
14 places

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38 Ngõ Cầu Mây, tt. Sa Pa, Lào Cai, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • There are some unique dishes that you should taste Cong sapa or barbecue follow sapa style
    Food
  • You should bring your camera to caught the nice view of the local life.
    Photography
  • You shouldn't point at the face of local people because it's a taboo.
    Rule
  • You should bring plenty of cash because this market does not accept Credit Card.
    What to bring
  • Saturday is the busiest day, and every day the market's food stalls are popular for breakfast and lunch.
    Other
  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid getting lost.
    Safety
  • You should be careful with your belongs.
    Safety

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