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Located at QL4D, TT. Sa Pa in Lao Cai, Sapa Market is a must-visit tourist attraction in Vietnam which is famous for trading and socialising. It has at its disposal traditional handmade products made by the ethnic groups of this region. The visitors can immerse themselves in the local life and also get the local taste and flavour by the traditional food available at the Sapa Market.

Sapa Market is a place where different types of commodities and local products are exchanged between people from different villages. The market also provides a platform for youngsters to find someone to love through love songs, sounds of flute and lip lute; numerous adults witness this as a source of entertainment. This market is the perfect place for tourists who want to get a glimpse of the unique culture of Sapa and witness the skills of enterprising women and ethnic girls. It is recommended to visit the Sapa Market on Sunday, early in the morning for the best experience and to be able to enjoy the local breakfast dishes.

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Shopping at the Sapa Market

The market comprises of both indoor and outdoor spaces which offer various items.

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Exclusive Sapa Market Products
The most exclusive products of the Sapa Market are the brocade products available in a diverse range of colours and the patterns of the Giay, Dao Do and H’Mong. There are stalls selling vegetables, spices and fruits; the visitors can especially find heaps of fruits like pear, plum, apricot and peach.

Workshops at the Market
Some workshops on the second floor of the market also showcase ethnic fabrics, including embroidered skirts, pillow shams, blankets, handbags and table covers.

Souvenir Shopping

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For trinkets (ethnic silver jewellery), medicinal herbs, forestry products, traditional artificial products, Ganoderma, beautiful flowers and notosingeng, the visitors can look around at the right side stalls. The tourists can find end number of souvenir options at the Sapa Market which are sold at extremely compelling prices.


The visitors can find some mouth-watering local delicacies, traditional food and beverages such as men men (steamed corn wheat), corn wine, thang co (horse soup), bacon, chayote, Thanh Kim rice germ wine and borecole at the Sapa Market.


The vendors at the Sapa Market can converse well in English making the shopping experience even better.

How To Reach Sapa Market

The Sapa Market is located in the heart of the town and can be reached by hiring a taxi or on foot from Sapa Town. The visitors can choose to walk from the Sapa Church, which is located nearby and is a short walk away.

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