Category Archives: Bac Ha

Bac Ha Sunday market

Bac Ha market

Being one of the most appealing ethnic markets in South East Asia, Bac Ha Market is held every Sunday and is the biggest ethnic market in Northwest Vietnam. Alive with the bright colours and extravagant costumes of the local people, here you will meet Flower H’mong (Red H’mong), Black Dao, Tay, Nung, La Chi, Phu La and other minority groups who come from far and wide to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock, to exchange news and to renew friendships.
Bac Ha market is not only the trading point for exchanging interprovincial products but also the cultural rendezvous of various minorities. Whenever going downtown, the locals always wear their most beautiful costumes as for them, this is also a joyful festival where people can meet and interact with each other.
Bac Ha market is divided into small stalls to characterize the typical exchange such as: Brocade fair, food fair, horses fair, poultry markets, bird fair, and so on. Each market area is abundant and diversed with strong local ethnic identity. Especially, Bac Ha market is the best dating place for young men and women after a week of hard work.

Bac Ha Town

Bac Ha rice

Bac Ha is a northeastern district of Lao Cai , with the population of 686.78 km ². It is well-known for many beautiful landscapes and historical relics. Along with the natural sceneries of majestic mountains, rivers and caves are gentle and hospitable people . This is also home to the 14 colorful ethnic minorities as well as unique food specialties of the Northwest, creating special appeal to any visitor coming to Bac Ha.

The district includes the town of Bac Ha ( Bac Ha district ) and 20 communes : Ban Pho, Ban Lien, Ban Gia, Bao Nhai, Ban Cai, Coc Ly, Coc Lau, Nam Mon, Nam Khanh, Nam Det, Na Hoi, Lau Thi Ngai, Lung Phin, Lung Cai, Ta Cu Ty, Ta Van Chu, Ta Chai, Thai Giang Pho, Hoang Thu Pho, Nam Luc.