Can Cau market – A unique feature of Northwest highlands

Not as crowded as the market in Sapa, not as crowded as the Bac Ha market, Can Cau market in Si Ma Cai (Lao Cai) still has pristine special things.

Can Cau Fair is located in Can Cau commune, Si Ma Cai District, Lao Cai Province. The market is nearly 100km northeast of Lao Cai city and 30km north of Bac Ha town.

Unlike other markets or tourist destinations in Lao Cai, Can Cau market, after many years, still retains the inherent characteristics of the ethnic people in upland areas.

Especially, this is an indispensable market for ethnic minorities in Si Ma Cai district, Lao Cai. Can Cau is an annual fair of the Mong Hoa, the Giay, the Dao, …

Tourists coming here will have the opportunity to understand more about the daily life and feel the cultural beauty of the highland people, not only wholesaling but also a place for couples to have the opportunity to express their love together. .

From early morning, the fair was full of people coming to the meeting.

The market is called a fair because it only takes place every Saturday, from early morning to past noon. In addition, the market is also held on public holidays and New Year.

Right from the early morning, this place is crowded by many ethnic people in the lowland areas flocking to sell various local goods.

Most of them are goods made by themselves and produced by people in upland areas such as vegetables, meat, …

In addition, ethnic minorities here sell essential items in the family and work.

Ethnic minorities here sell essential items in the family and work (Can Cau market, Sapa)

Due to the simplicity of the people in the highlands, the Can Cau fair always attracts a lot of foreign tourists to visit and experience the unique culture here.

It will not be difficult for tourists to see ethnic people in colorful costumes with traditional colors chattering.

Ethnic people in colorful costumes with traditional colors chattering (Can Cau Market, Sapa)

In addition to exchanging goods, shopping, people come here to immerse themselves in the bustling atmosphere, meet friends and relatives.

The sellers and buyers are always busy with the market, visitors here seem to feel the great happiness of the people after the days of “selling face to land” on the fields.

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