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9 Aug 2017
“Coc Ly Tuesday market information”
18 May 2017
“Not Touristy”
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Coc Ly market where situated between stunning mountains by the Chay River. Every Tuesday morning, the people from the surrounding ethnic villages such as Flower H'mong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen gather to sell and buy their products. Having explored the...more
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about 35km from Bac Ha, Sapa, Vietnam
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Coc Ly is a tiny village located approximately 18 kilometers west of Bac Ha town, which is roughly a two and a half to three hour drive from Sapa. Inhabited primarily by Flower Hmong people, the village hosts a market every Tuesday morning. Although the...More

1  Thank Michael P
Reviewed May 18, 2017

This market is very un-touristy, but it does sell goods for tourists in addition to actual things the villagers need (tools, herbal medicine, toys, buffalo, goat, meat, food). This market is also a place where the men like to hang out and drink (while the...More

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Traveling back in time is that what this market is. It's unlikely, you"ll actually buy anything there but it sure is fun to see! It's a true local market, not for tourists (unless you are in the market for a water buffalo).

1  Thank 504
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Very intriguing place; hairdressing, raw meat stalls (pigs heads/offal included), usual tourist stuff, tribal costumes, lots of food & cattle (horses, buffalo, goats, oxen etc.) Various Hmong tribes people including Flower, Tu Di, Tay & Giay Hmong ladies doing their shopping etc. A little different...More

1  Thank Sue H
Reviewed December 9, 2015

The market is divided into private space. People put all the good covering their culture and custom such as: some kinds of fruit, herb, jew’s ear mushroom, honey, corn wine, rice, household items, jewelry, colorful and interesting brocatelle at one area and put on nylon...More

2  Thank hathawayds
Reviewed September 25, 2015

A good trip to see the local ethnic minorities in their outfits however it is a three hour drive from Sapa. We did a trek the following day which was a much better opportunity to speak to the locals and not so far. If you...More

1  Thank Tracey and Mart... B
Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We were picked at Lao Cai (after overnight train trip from Hanoi) by our friendly tour guide Anh Tuan from Buffalo Tours. The tour included a trip to the Coc Ly markets - our guide provided informative commentary along the way as we enjoyed the...More

Thank jane t
Reviewed May 31, 2015

Our whole trip to Vietnam was arranged by Odyssey Tours. We were picked up from the train and driven to the Coc Ly market afterwards. The market is on a bank of the Chay River in a mountainous area. The market deals in fruit, vegetables,...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is much more a local's market rather than for the tourist trade (and that's a good thing). We happened to be in Sapa the one day of the week it was active so drove there with our guide. Its a bit of a drive...More

1  Thank Rich M
Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went on a tour which included this market. It is a small rural market. The usual Sapa wares, weaving, embroidery some lacquerware and local foods. We enjoyed seeing the locals eating and interacting, tried some fried rice cakes which were delicious. Some of the...More

1  Thank Florence C
Andy N, General Manager at Coc Ly Market, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2014

Dear Florence C! Thank you so much for your sharing your experience about the Market on Trip Advisor forum, This market is one largest hill tribe market in the northern Viet Nam, After visit this market the tourist could do Boat Trip & Buffalo cart...More

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