Welcome to Sapa, Lao Cai Province.

Cao Son Market Tours

Cao Son market is located in Cao Son commune, Muong Khuong market, Lao Cai province. They are 80 km away from Sapa town & 125 km from Sapa town. Travelers come here to have a chance to exchange, talk & learn about the ethnic communities of 4 big villages in Cao Son commune, Muong Khuong district. Coming to Cao Son by boat from Bao Son is a very unique way to explore usually unreached areas with imposing views from both sides of Chay River. Departing from Lao Cai town, travelers follow the national highway – 4D, to Phong Nien Commune, Bao Thang district... And then take the boat trip: a 31 km cruise up Chay River to Cao Son market. Cao Son market is a get-together of Mong, Phu La, Dzao in Black Han in Cao Son Commune, Muong Khuong Market. On Wednesday, local people coming here for market day. Coming Market day in the early morning, from all over Cao Son land to the very bustling happy atmosphere on happy market day, people are drinking, talking, selling buying & singing. Cao Son market is divided into areas, the first area for selling & buying: fresh vegetables, mushrooms, honey, rice wine, rice, family tools, silks, brocade & dress. The second part of the market is for buying & selling Water buffalos, pigs, chickens, dogs, horses…, all the market is very busy & exciting with talking, bargaining & smiling. Then to the next area for eating & drinking, the stores selling the special foods of locals. Coming on Wednesday to Cao Son Market, travelers will have a chance to enjoy, learn the culture, traditions, and customs of ethnic people & take the boat trip along the Chay river.

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The travel distance from Hanoi to Sapa is 315 km. There is no airport nearby Sapa, so you have two options to travel between Hanoi and Sapa: taking a sleeper train or a bus. This range includes Vietnam's highest mountain, Fansipan, at a height of 3143 m above sea level. Besides, other mountains like Aurora & J (where the sun appears at sunrise) complete a very steep terrain. The town of Sa Pa lies at an elevation of about 1500 meters (4,921 feet) elevation. Sapa's area is home to several ethnic minorities. Here the majority of Kinh people are in the minority, making up only 15% of the total. In Sa Pa, the majority group is the H'Mông at 52%, followed by the Dao with 25%, the Tày at 5%, and the Giáy at 2%. There are also a few Xá Phó peopleSapa - the Famous for its breathtaking landscapes · 1 – Sapa Town · 2 – Cat Cat Village · 3 – Muong Hoa River & Valley · 4 – Y Linh Ho Village · 5 – Lao Chai Village.