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Bac Ha Township Destinations

BAC HA Is a rural district of Lao Cai in the Northeast region.

Population: 55,000 people

Bac Ha Town is a small capital of Bac Ha District, just 70km from Lao Cai City: The only way to get here is to go by road, The town is enjoying an economic boom thanks to tourism, centered on the markets and, more and more, excellent trekking in the mountains north of the town.

Bac Ha is home of Flower H'mong, one of 53 ethnic minorities in Vietnam:

Bac Ha Market : You visit Bac Ha on Sunday Morning, you will get amazed at this crowded market. thousands of locals gathered, the women dressed in their very intricate handmade costumes (it takes three to five months to embroider one by hand)

Can Cau Market: the Saturday morning mmarket is smaller market, just 18 kilometres north of Bac Ha.

Bac Ha is also famous for its Tam Hoa plums; the flowers of the tree must bloom three times before the fruits are ripe

Despite being surrounded by countryside just as lush and interesting as Sapa, Bac Ha has somehow flown under the radar as a trekking base so far. In town, woodsmoke fills the morning air, the main street is completely bereft of hawkers, and chickens and pigs snuffle for scraps in the back lanes where a small clutch of traditional adobe houses valiantly clings on in the age of concrete

The Hmong are an ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Hmong are also one of the sub-groups of the Miao ethnicity in southern China. Hmong groups began a gradual southward migration in the 18th century due to political unrest and to find more arable land

A buffalo market in Bac Ha on Sunday