Cau is a rural ethnic market, simply set up on the open ground
at the side of a mountain, looking down a picturesque valley
about 20 km north of Bac Ha. It is every Saturday morning
when hundreds of ethnic peoples mainly Flower H’mong
gather to sell their farming products and buy necessities.
The market’s most colorful part is clothes section with
shirts, blouses, skirts…or parts of the traditional
costumes with embroidery patterns in different motifs lying
on dark batik background but may be the most interesting section
is the tobacco and wine section when buyers are allowed to
taste the product before buying and many men get too drunk
to buy anything more!
In the perfect light of the early morning, It is not only
the colorful market and the peoples but also the beautiful
surrounding nature make the visit here an unforgettable trip,
especially for nature lovers and photo hunters.
* The road ride takes 30 minutes from Bac Ha(22km), nearly
3 hours from Lao Cai(90km) and about 4 hours from Sapa(Aprox