The local market in Ba Be opens a few days per month. Near Ba Be lake shore there are 2 markets, Nam Cuong market and Cho Ra market.
Nam Cuong market located 5km from Ba Be Tourism centre (Bo Lu village). This market opens on 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27 per month following the lunar calendar.
Cho Ra market is located 17 km far from Ba Be Tourism centre. This market opens on 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 per month follow the lunar calendar. You will have a chance to see ethnic people wearing different traditional clothes, or try the traditional food in Ba Be.