When tourists arrive in Sapa, most of them choose Bac Ha Market as their shopping spot. However, if you are not a big fan of crowds, then Muong Hum Market - a smaller and less crowded one is the better choice for you.
Muong Hum Market is opening on every Sunday, where the most colorful costumes of all Flower H’Mong, Blue H’Mong, Black H’Mong, Red Dao, Giay, Ha Nhi, Tu Di… are gathered in the local market. This peaceful mountainous area has in itself numerous traditional cultural features that are well reflected in festivals. For people in ethnic groups, they go to the market not only for shopping. The market is also a place for young people to meet and date or relax. Tourists will be warmed welcomed and invited to have a familiar meal and a cup of heart-warming wine. If visiting a restaurant in Muong Hum, visitors will have a chance to enjoy horse meat fried with onion, pig entrails served with mint leaves and don’t forget to have them with local wine.