The Phong Hai Market is held every Monday, close to the Chinese border. On this market you wil see Flower Hmong (Red Hmong), Giay, Black Dao and Kinh people, selling and buying clothes, handicrafts, vegetables and livestock. The market opens at 6.30 AM and closes early at 11am. The Phong Hai market is a little closer to Sapa and Lao Cai than other markets around Sapa, so there is less travel time.
- Explore Phong Hai Market
- Visit the Chinese border gate
Drive to Phong Hai 65 km and 1,5 hour drive from Sapa, or 30 km, a 45 minute from Lao Cai.
Walk around Phong Hai Market and experience the sights and sounds. You can experience bargaining with the local minority by buying some fresh fruit or local handicrafts.
After visiting the market you go to the Chinese border gate.
Then you enjoy lunch.
Your Phong Hai Chinese border market tour end back in Sapa or Lao Cai.