Location: Bac Ha Market is in Bac Ha
District, Lao Cai Province; about 80km from downtown Sapa.
Characteristics: It is a trading centre and meeting place for couples,
friends, and relatives every Sunday.
There are many trees around Bac Ha, and in the spring the countryside is white
with blossoms. Every Sunday, Bac Ha hosts the biggest fair near the mountainous
highlands and the Chinese border. It is a trading centre and meeting place for
couples, friends, and relatives, and it is a typical weekly activity for the
H’Mong and other minority groups living in the locality. Local products for sale
or barter are carried on horseback. At the fair, adventurous gastronomes can try
thang co blood porridge, a popular dish of the H’Mong and other local people.