The Sapa markets had just a little stands on the day we visited, as it's on a weekdays. It's run mostly by H'mong minority hill tribe who worn their traditional costume. There was practically no other tourists at the day. As usual, it's very much geared towards tourist, so bargain hard, and I found nothing special about the market. There is also another market right beside the church, which to me was equally unimpressive, and I believed it's not ran by minorities hill tribes.