Monday - Ban Phiet market
Ban Phiet market is located in Ban Phiet commune, Bao Thang district. The market meets on every Monday. This market is quite small and not too crowded, but it is a place of trading and exchange among ethnic minorities in the region.
Tuesday - Coc Ly market
Coc Ly market is divided into separate areas: the brocade-selling area, the area for selling mountain products, the cattle-selling area, and the food court. The people involved in the trade were mainly Flower Mong, Dao and Nung. Coc Ly is not only famous for the "barter" because it is located right next to the suspension bridge spanning the Chay River, this place is also an attractive tourist destination.
Wednesday - Cao Son market
Cao Son Market is located in Cao Son commune, Muong Khuong district. This is a market of Mong, Phu La, Dao and black Han ethnic who live in the 4 largest villages of Muong Khuong district. Cao Son Market is divided into several areas: the area selling fruits and vegetables, the area selling cattle and poultry, and especially the area selling famous specialties of the ethnic people.
Sapa Market - Photo: Collected
Thursday - Lung Khau Nhin market
Lung Khau Nhin Market in Muong Khuong district on every Thursday morning, it is one of the most famous markets in Lao Cai province and the vast Northwest region. Like other highland markets, Lung Khau Nhin is filled with the vibrant colors of dresses, blankets, cabbage, green tangerines, yellow tangerines ... From the top of the slope, a distance from the market, fresh colors he has manifested and prominently kept the mountains.
Lung Khau Nhin market - Photo: Collected
Friday- Chau market
Chau Market in Lung Vai Commune has long become a famous trading center in the Eastern part of Thuy Vi. The market is not only a place to buy and sell but also a place to meet and exchange confidences of intimate friends, dating places for men and women of villages. Coming to Chau market, visitors can also explore the majestic Muong Khuong with many national cultural traditions and rich identities that still exist today.
Photo: To Uyen
Saturday Can Cau and Pha Long market
Can Cau market (Si Ma Cai district) is a market of Mong, Giay people but it follows the trading style of Dao people. This is considered the largest buffalo market in the Northern mountainous provinces.
Pha Long Market (Muong Khuong district) is a trading center for people in Pha Long, Din Chin, Ta Ngai Cho and Ta Gia Khau communes of Muong Khuong district. When the market came into session, the Mong, Lo Lo, Tay, Nung, Giay ethnic groups ... gathered here to make the market scene bustling and crowded. In particular, bustling, noisy and eye-catching is the brocade sales area. Pha Long market is also famous for Gau Tao festival
Pha Long market - Photo: collected
Sunday - Bac Ha, Sapa and Muong Hum market
Among the Sunday markets in Lao Cai, the most prominent is Bac Ha market, it voted as one of the most unique markets in Southeast Asia. Bac Ha market is the biggest market in the moutainous highlands, is usually opened on Sunday. In many times, tourists have to stop in a hurry to take some the majestic natural beauty photos and they can meet many different ethnic groups who are smiling and bringing local products for sale are carried on horseback. Bac Ha market offers a variety of local products, the essential items: plow, hoe, shovel, knife, vegetables, fruits, honey … The ethnic women and visitors are attracted mostly by the shops selling jewelry, dresses, shirts, brocade and the graceful rattan baskets. You also will be very intersted in discovering about life and customs of the people in here.
Bac Ha market - Photo: To Uyen
Muong Hum market on every Sundays of Ha Nhi, Mong, Day, Red Dao, Dao Tuyen ethnics. They go to the market not only for business demands but also go to learn, to have fun, and find their lover, so everything look more beautiful like a festival.