Located in the center of Sapa town, Lao Cai province, Sapa market was formed by the H’mong and Dao ethnic people, and the most crowded time of the market is on Saturdays and Sundays.
Sapa market is a peculiar culture and economy event, where people buy and sell lots of different kinds of goods, and local products, besides, it’s the chance for the inhabitants to go to the kermis, and opportunities for the ethnic boys and girls to meet to have a date so they can sing to each other and get to know who will be their right partners through the love songs, the flute, pan-pin…

Sapa Market
At sunset, somewhere in the market is gathered by the H’mong and Dao boys and girls giving each other loving glances. When darkness covers, sitting together in dubious light, they talk together all night long. When they can find the other part, they give the others some gift then arrange another dating on the next market day. This culture activity has been preserved and maintained for ages. Sapa market is the favorite attraction of those who like to get to know about the cultures of peoples around the world.
Sapa market is hold daily in a week but it’s more crowded on Saturday and Sunday. Every Saturday evening, the Mong and Dao residents go to the market for exchanging goods, and for dating.