Actually Xin Cai and Sam Pun are different markets since they are close to each other so we put them in the same listing. Sam Pun border market is 40 km from Dong Van Old Quarter. The road leads to these markets would be the toughest from Ha Giang city, but if you are determined you get a lot out of it either great views or a look how the border trade is regulated.
Both markets are not very crowded, Sam Pun holds cross-border cattle trade (cow and buffalo) to China. The entire area is covered with fog and it is windy and very cold during winter.
If you travel from Dong Van district you would be here by noon, and it is easy to find "QUAN COM" for lunch.
We are not sure whether foreigners are allowed to enter the border area (will check it and update this listing)
>>How to get to the Xin Cai market
- Thuong Phung, Meo Vac district, Ha Giang