Bac Ha Market in Vietnam.

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Bac Ha Market

Top choice in Bac Ha

This Sunday market is Bac Ha’s big draw. There's an increasing range of handicrafts for sale, but it’s still pretty much a local affair. Bac Ha Market is a magnet for the local hill-tribe people, above all the exotically attired Flower Hmong.

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