„Sapa, but that’s in Vietnam,“ you say. Well, you are right and wrong. Due to the Vietnamese being the third largest group of immigrants in the Czech Republic, you’ll find on the outskirts of Prague, Sapa, an enormous authentic Vietnamese market pulsing and thriving like those you’ll find right in Vietnam. Sapa is great for a day trip, a place to experience Vietnamese culture and life outside of Vietnam. Get lost in the stall land. Buy a bunch of crap you don’t really need. Have a hearty bowl of pho bo. Stock up on fish sauce, green tea, seafood, coriander, and fresh tofu. Sapa is a world onto itself and worth the bus ride to the suburbs.
Address: Libušská 319/126, Praha 4
Directions to Sapa: take bus 113 from metro Kačerov (Red line) or bus 197 from Smíchovské Nádraží bus station to Sídliště Písnice
8:00-18:00 (some shops open until 20:00; opened on holidays)
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