Last Updated on September 5, 2010 by Christine Kaaloa
I love markets.
And not far from my hotel, where D Phan Si Road turns into D Tue Tinh, you’ll find Sapa Market. Well, there are a few actually.
The local market is one that residents of Sapa go to for tobacco, produce and meat. It’s a spectacle for unsuspecting tourists, as you’ll catch a glimpse of the delicacies that tempt the village palate.
For vegans and vegetarians, you may not want to enter this post. It can feel pretty hardcore (Warning: If you are uneasy with seeing images of meat, you may not want to look at the pictures below).
For me, it was an eye-opening experience!
Oh, the sights you’ll see…
Just my guess. I’m just sayin…
Decided to show this picture, rather than the picture of his brother on a nearby table- dogs are a delicacy!
This central market is in the town square and it’s mostly for tourists who want to buy souvenirs. You’ll find many various hilltribe minority groups selling crafts there.
A little tucked away above the local market, you’ll find a little factory or co-op where mostly Hmong hilltribe group sells their embroidered crafts and clothes.