Bac Ha Market is located in Bac Ha District, Lao Cai Province. It is about 65 km from Lao Cai train station, and 100 km from Sapa town. The market is held every Sunday, from early morning till noon.
Bac Ha Market is considered as the largest and most colorful market in the area. The market attracts throngs of villagers from the surrounding hill tribes such as H’mong, Giay, Dzao… Some walk several hours for the weekly opportunity to trade and barter food, animals, clothes and household goods.
Local products for sale or barter are carried on horseback. There is a brisk trade at the market for everything from hand-embroidered skirts to all manner of 4-legged animals, including water buffaloes, horses, pigs, dogs and cows.