In the communities of northwestern ethnic in general and in particular Lao Cai, each ethnic group has a culture, customs and traditions make up the unique features of the region. In particular, the fair is a factor reflected most clearly, most authentic life of ethnic minorities. In Lao Cai land – a distant frontier of the country there are a lot of fairs scattered on the days of the week depending on the region.
Fair on Sunday morning is where to trade agricultural and forestry products, the materials activities as well as foods.
Previously, market met around a hill in front of the foothill of Ba Me Con Mountain. The main items are handmade products and daily necessities, as well as exchanging, buying and selling cattle, horses, ...
Today, Bac Ha market which has been planned into separate areas with larger scale at the center of Bac Ha town like food court, the Brocade, buffalo markets, horse market, the food area, pig market, bird markets ... Despite of the separate areas but no discrete markets, they complement and support each other to create a unified body in the multi-market. Each area sells characteristic products, diversity of designs and the best quality products to compete with products of the same type.
The most attractive with tourists may be brocade area. The items on sale are all handmade products, reflecting the ingenuity of the mothers, sisters with the bags, dresses, shirts, jewelry rings, for portable, ... all products are bright colors, very eye-catching.
Near brocade area is the food area with the foods produced by local people.
Next is the areas for selling dogs, pigs, buffaloes, chickens… Bac ha Dogs is a rare dog rated as one of the most four intelligent dogs in Viet Nam.
Above dog area is buffalo area with all buffaloes from everywhere of this commune gathering here. Due to the higher position compared to other markers, standing here visitors can completely see the panorama of Bac Ha market.
Back on brocade area is local speciality area from Ban Pho corn wine, false ginseng… to medical leaves or donuts, water…
After fully eating, back on brocade area is traditional clothing stores of H’Mong people with colorful cloths creating interesting market.
To the culture of Bac Ha Market, visitors can fully spent all morning to learn about the culture of the nations through the products or talk to local people. Ethnic people inBac Ha is very hospitable, even those who will invite you to visit their houses if you have goodwill.
Coming to Bac Ha, at the market session on Sunday visitors can visit Hoang A Tuong palace or visit the valley flowers - a favorite stopping for the flower lovers in recent years. Along with a mild, cool climate Bac Ha will definitely your favourite stop.