Pha Long Market

Attraction Pha Long, Mường Khương, Lào Cai, Việt Nam Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
06:00 AM - 12:00 PM
06:00 AM
08:00 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Family
Shopping
Kids
Free
Weird
People watching
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Pha Long market is opened every Saturday. the visitors can explore the culture of ethnic people there and buy some beautiful handicrafts

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Why Pha Long Market is special ?

Located in the northwest, Pha Long market sees minority groups from distant villages coming to sell or exchange animals, agriculture products and especially textile products.


Pha Long is famous for Gau Tao festival in spring. “Gau Tao” means climbing mountains, and it starts from 3th to 6th in lunar calendar. People, who live in vicinities such as Bac Ha, Mu Cang Chai, and Chinese border, also come to Pha Long market. There are a lot of ceremonies and traditional game in this festival.


It opens every Saturday morning and is swamped with Mong, Tay, Dung, Pa Di and Tu Di groups who are up bright and early to jump on a motorbike or horse to make their way to Pha Long.

What to explore at Pha Long Market?

Visitors can join in Gau Tao festival in spring. “Gau Tao” means climbing mountains, and it starts from 3th to 6th in lunar calendar. People, who live in vicinities such as Bac Ha, Mu Cang Chai, and Chinese border, also come to Pha Long market. There are a lot of ceremonies and traditional game in this festival.

The colorful traditional clothes of ethnic minorities combining with the beautiful color of mountains and forest will attract any tourists who come here. Coming to market is a traditional habit and a beauty of cultural in the life of people here.

Attending the market, it is quite easy to realize that many peoples at the market know one another well because the population of the region is small and relationship among the people is strongly maintained. The market is often over around noon, and it is a great experience to follow some local to their village near by for an interesting discovery of local culture and living way. The market surrounding area offers a breathtaking scenery of the mountain terrain featuring with lush forest.

How to get to Pha Long Market?

It takes 2 hours by road from Lao Cai town (68 km) and 3 hours from Sapa 95 km by Car and Taxi. This is instruction to get to there. Going along Thach Son to QL4D. Going along Route 153 in 4D to TL tt. Muong Khuong. Turn right onto 153 TL Cross Muong Khuong Continuing Education Centre (2.9 km on the right way) Pha Long, Muong Khuong.

Selling points

  • A spot of trading
  • An interesting cultural selling
  • Reach to a mountainous market
  • Unforgettable handicraft product
  • Many beautiful clothes
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
177.38 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
14 places

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Pha Long, Mường Khương, Lào Cai, Việt Nam

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Tips for you

  • You shouldn't point at the face of local people because it's a taboo.
    Customes
  • Don't come there in the winter because it’s rally humid.
    Weather
  • You should spend your time to walk along the market to know more about them
    Things to do
  • You need a shoes and jacket if you walk in the rainy day
    What to bring
  • If you plan to attend the market, plan to stay overnight Friday...get up early before the tour buses arrive and feast on all the great photo .. .
    Experience
  • You need to haggle prices to at least 50% less.
    Experience
  • Don’t buy Chinese products because the low quality.
    Experience
  • There are some unique dishes that you should taste Cong sapa or barbecue follow sapa style
    Eat
  • Besides the traditional goods, there are many products from Thailand, Cambodia….
    Other
  • Sometimes, It’s so noisy because of the animals and crowded people.
    Other
  • There's some women trying to sell some stuffs
    Safety
  • It is located at Pha Long communes, Muong Khuong district, Lao Cai province, Vietnam.
    Location
  • There is Gau DO festival in the spring. So, visitors can join in
    Events
  • The traditional clothes are available for you to buy
    Costume

Reviews

Pha Long market is one of my favourite market in Sapa. we visited there in a sunday and it's so beautiful. it's located in the northwest, Pha Long market sees minority groups from distant villages coming to sell or exchange animals, agriculture products and especially textile products.It opens every Saturday morning and is swamped with Mong, Tay, Dung, Pa Di and Tu Di groups who are up bright and early to jump on a motorbike or horse to make their way to Pha Long. it's not crowded but i think if you have a time you should visit there

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