Coc Ly market is a small market of a tiny village of the same name, located approximately 18 kilometers west of Bac Ha town. The market is open every Tuesday morning. You can get here via a fairly good road, or by road and river.
It is the colorful market in a mountainous area where the Flower H’mong mainly gathers to exchange their homemade products. The Flower H’mong traditionally wear a distinctive and bright colored costume. They are a gentle, softly spoken people who live in the steep mountainous country close to the Chinese border.
The market deals in fruit, vegetable, pork and chickens, in addition to colorful fabrics and items of traditional dress. There is a buffalo sale in progress and many of these placid animals are tethered close to the market. [Read more]