Can Cau Market on Saturday have formed a kind of week end festival of local ethnic peoples in Bac Ha District. It’s 19km North of Bac Ha and just 9km south of the Chinese border.
There are peoples from some other tribal groups such as Black Zao, Tay, Zay to attend, but the colorful traditional costume of the Flower H’mong dominates this market, and their colorful dresses makes is a beautiful sight. Combining the market activities with visiting to some tribal villages set amongst beautiful nature for new culture discovery the trip is really memorable and yields good chance for photo hunters. Travel is often made by horseback as a way of carrying the heavy loads to and from market. Can Cau also attract a large number of Chinese traders, evidenced by the booming dog trade here. Not as the Bac Ha Sunday Market and the Coc Ly Tuesday Market, Can Cau market is held every Saturday. Set in the mountains, the market attracts tourists also because of the cool weather in the summer, the surrounding immense terraced fields, and the rolling pine forests.