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Bac Ha

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  • The Flower H'mong
    4 stars

    Coming from countries where two women would usually be horrified to show up at the same party wearing the same dress, it's hard to imagine a society where every woman has agreed to dress almost exactly alike from as far back as anyone can remember. There's no disputing that the Flower H'mong ... read more

  • Markets
    4 stars

    Three main markets are interesting and easy to visit, with more for those looking to branch out. They all get going at about 08:00 and start packing up at noon. Can Cau Market This Saturday morning market, 19 kilometres north of Bac Ha town, is one of the most interesting and authentic, though ... read more

  • Tours and treks
    3.5 stars

    If you don't want to do an organised tour, an easy self-guided trip runs to the Flower H'mong village of Ban Pho, three kilometres outside of town. Walk past the Sao Mai hotel, follow the road round to the right and take the first left, by the hospital. The more popular trips available are listed ... read more


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