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Can Cau Market, Sapa

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Hidden high up in the mountains, Can Cau Market is a small rural market where every Saturday local tribes gather to sell their goods and buy necessities for their homes. You can find colorful fabrics, extremely strong corn wine, and even all sorts of livestock at the buffalo market. If you wish to make a few new friends, let the locals buy you a few rounds of " ruou," a liquor made of rice. Can Cau Market is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Sapa Edition.
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  • This is one of the most colourful markets I have ever visited. The women are dressed in traditional clothing which in February is brand new and clean! They sell everything from seeds, tools, fabrics, ...  more »
  • There's nothing like true markets in SE Asia. Not the city ones that are really just for souvenirs, but the ones with the livestock and local foods. Can Cau is one of the classic local ones and it sit...  more »
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  • Amazing place, one of the few things that you need to try in that area.
  • Interesting, but seems like modern, adapted to the tourism industry, many foreigners here.
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