Can Cau Market is a small, but very colourful market, set in the mountains near the Chinese border.
Virtually every Saturday of the year, people of eight different ethnic minority hill tribes gather with their animals and agricultural products at Can Cau market high in the north - western mountains near Chinese border - and the vast of majority of them travel there on foot, the same way they have done for hundreds of years. Because of the great diversity of tongues and cultures commonly found here, people generally communicate by sign language Ã¢â‚¬â€œ so the market is eerily silent. Can Cau market occupies five steeply terraced fields beside the road from Bac Ha to Si Ma Cai in the mountainous north Ã¢â‚¬â€œ western province of Lao Cai.
Opening: On every Saturday
Closed time: at 13:00
Best time to visit: From 10:00 Am to 11:00 AM
How to get there: 2 and a half hours from Lao Cai town and 3 hrs and forty five minutes from Sapa.