Bac Ha is a village located in the Northwest of Vietnam and is a sleepy little town, the economy of which is centred around its Saturday and Sunday markets. The exchange, the colours, the local wares and an ever-bustling affair, these markets are usually visited on a day trip from the neighbouring Sa Pa Village. It is the capital of the Flower Hmong region and is a famous start-point for treks.
The region of Bac Ha is home to a number of charming villages that house almost 54 minorities of Vietnam. From intricately designed handmade traditional clothing to delicious local cuisine, all the essentials of this vibrant culture find a place at the markets here. Bac Ha is also famous for Tam Hoa plums.
If the landscape captures your attention, which it inevitably will, you can try your hand at trekking here as well. It is common for travellers to opt for Bac Ha instead of Sa Pa as there are fewer people and the trails are relatively unexplored.
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