Located in the northern mountain area near the border with China, Can Cau is known as a colorful market of ethnic minority people such as Hmong, Dzao, Phu La. Every local people is eager to go to market which gathers on every Saturday, to exchange and trade goods, cattle…
Season :Every Saturday City Of Departure: Sapa/Lao Cai Tour Code : SPCC1E
Although Can Cau is not a big market in the area, it is very beautiful, animated and colorful. The market is only opened on Saturdays. You will meet several ethnic minorities such as Flower Hmong, Black Dao, Phu La as well as Chinese people. Another highlight is the boat trip along Chay river and a short walk to Tay village.
You will be met by local guide and driver upon arrival at Lao Cai station then transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast. Then start your drive to Can Cau market. The road is relatively flat form Lao Cai to Bao Nhai bridge. After crossing the bridge, we begin our journey uphill offering beautiful views over the valleys. Situated 20km from Bac Ha, Can Cau is a small but very colorful market. Opening on Saturdays, it always delivers a very photogenic display of Flower Hmong, Black Dao, Phu La ethnic costumes. After spending the whole morning explore the market, you will leave the market for Bac Ha town for lunch.
In the afternoon, stroll around Ban Pho where Flower Hmong lives to explore the small village located in the mountainous quiet area. Coming here, you have chance to taste the corn spirits as specialty in this area. Then visit Hmong King's palace - one of the most beautiful palace with combined architecture between Asia and Europe, to get to know the history about this King and his family during their life in Bac Ha. End of trip with transfer to Lao Cai or Sapa.