10 Best Markets in Vietnam
Markets are among the best places to visit in Vietnam for travellers looking to experience the daily lives of local people. Operating as early as 3:00am, you’ll find throngs of marketgoers haggling for the freshest fruit, vegetables, seafood, meat and many other things. Vietnam markets are also great for sampling a wide range of local delicacies at best affordable prices, as they are often fitted with a dedicated food court surrounded by food stalls and you can not really find in tourist restaurants.
While most of markets in Vietnam have been in operation for hundreds of years, there are several (especially those located in the cities) that are now geared towards tourists, featuring stalls selling handicrafts, souvenirs and pre-packaged food items. While goods here are sold at relatively low prices, you can still exercise your bargaining skills to get better deals. Read on for our handy guide on Vietnam’s most popular local markets.
1. Hoi An Central Market (Hoi An city):
Hoi An market was a big trading port for a while. The market is located right in the center of the old town "Thuong Chua Cau - lower sound of Bon" - one of the monuments remains intact. The Hoi An market was established in association with the demand for goods exchange of domestic and foreign merchant ships; It was named as a famous trading port for a period of "First Kinh Ky - Pho Hien second".
Hoi An Market is an interesting destination for tourists, especially the food court and souvenir display. Although modern market types appear much, but shopping at the market in the traditional way still occupy an important position for Vietnamese people in general and Hoi An people in particular. Here, you are like to immerse yourself in the true "quality" of the people of Hoi Hoi town, where you experience the unique culture from cuisine, people and daily life.
2. Han Market (Da Nang city):
Han Market is a big shopping market in the center of Danang City, near the Han River Bridge, four adjacent sides with four roads: Hung Vuong, Tran Phu, Tran Hung Dao and Bach Dang Street. Visitors to Da Nang, almost everyone visits the Korean market to shop. Han market was born in the 1940s of the 20th century from a semi-spontaneous trading area of a group of people.
Han Market is quite diverse and diversified with various kinds of goods, from shoes, clothes, cloth, bags to souvenirs, gifts ... especially Korean market famous for seafood food fresh, fresh fruits and specialties of Da Nang such as fish sauce, dry goods stalls, tourists often prefer to buy as gifts, specialties and specialties of Da Nang people. In developed countries such as England, France, Germany, America ... markets for them are a past, history but instead are supermarkets with very spacious and massive buildings that no longer contain features of Western Culture.
3. Hanoi Weekend Night Market (Hanoi city):
Hanoi Old Quarter Night Market is located on 3km streets from Hang Dao Street to Dong Xuan Market Gate. Regardless of rain and sun, from 18h to 23h every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, the streets of Hang Ngang, Hang Dao and Hang Duong are more bustling than ever.
Located in the middle of Hanoi's ancient streets, this special "fair market" brings together nearly 4,000 booths with a wide variety of categories and items ranging from clothes, toys, souvenirs to handicrafts. fine art, food, ... with relatively affordable prices, suitable for the budget of many tourists when coming here. Entering the market, you will be immersed in the space of colors and lively and bustling atmosphere. In the bright light, the items sold became sparkling, more brilliant, attracting tourists. Especially on the occasion of Mid-Autumn Festival, Christmas or Lunar New Year, lanterns, star lights, Christmas decorations, ... many colors are sold so anyone who passes by must stop to watch .
4. Dong Ba Market (Hue city):
Dong Ba Market is a famous market in Hue, if you come to Hue and not come here to buy some things to make gifts or go to enjoy local delicacies in this market, it is really a waste. In this article, VNTRIP.VN will share with you the useful know-how to explore Dong Ba market - Hue tourist destination is so attractive that many tourists forget time and lost.
The area of Dong Ba market is nearly 15,600m², extending from Gia Hoi bridge to Truong Tien bridge with thousands of booths serving the trade demand, if there is no orientation, it is easy to get lost and miss many interesting choices.
5. Quang Ba Flower Market (Hanoi city):
Quang Ba flower market is bustling, bustling as the whole city is falling asleep after a long day of exhaustion. The market on Nghi Tam dike (Tay Ho district) is crowded with sellers and buyers every night. Flower market often meets from 23:00 to dawn. Flowers in Quang Ba market are transferred from around the capital like Dong Anh, Tay Tuu and Gia Lam.
The most crowded time at the market is about 1-2h. You will see a very different Hanoi. When the whole city is still sleeping, the Quang Ba flower market is bustling, filled with flowers. The light emitted from the overhead lights makes the whole market sink in shimmering, fanciful colors.
6. Cho Lon or Binh Tay Market (Ho Chi Minh city):
Binh Tay Market is a market in District 6, Ho Chi Minh City, located in an area called Cho Lon, so it is often called unofficially in Cholon. Binh Tay Market is located in a campus of 25,000 m2, located between 4 routes Thap Muoi - Le Tan Ke - Phan Van Khoe - Tran Binh. Binh Tay Market has a trigrams, there are 12 gates (both main and secondary) and designed according to Oriental architecture.
Binh Tay Market is a big wholesale for wholesaler of Ho Chi Minh City. Goods here are distributed throughout the country, even wholesale to Cambodia and other countries. The largest market in Ho Chi Minh City is the place that attracts many domestic and foreign tourists
7. Dong Xuan Market (Hanoi city):
Dong Xuan Market is located in the Old Quarter, in the West is Dong Xuan Street, in the North is Hang Khoai Street, in the South is Cau Dong Street, in the East is Dong Xuan Market. The market gate looks to the west, in front is a small space. In the north, there is Huyen Thien restaurant - later changed to Huyen Thien pagoda. Right next to the market is the North Market. So many people call both Dong Xuan market - Bac Qua. In the northwest corner of the market, there is the Radio Station to celebrate the National Day of Resistance in 1946.
Dong Xuan Market is a wholesale market primarily for wholesale. However, walking around in the market, buyers still find retail stalls. Inside, the market is divided into 3 main floors with full of essential goods. Ground floor: Right from the entrance are shops selling clothes, sunglasses, shoes, suitcases to electronics such as phones, chargers, rechargeable batteries, super-bright flashlights, speakers, radio ... but owners weak are Chinese products. 2nd floor: As a wholesale and retail area of clothes for adults and fabrics, brocade, silk, .... 3rd floor: Mainly people sell things for babies .... Behind the market There are rows of ornamental birds. Food and eating goods are mainly sold in the North Market. North of the market, is food, serving guests at night. Around the market is always busy. Goods transported from here to all provinces in the North.
8. Phan Thiet Central Market (Phan Thiet province):
Tourists come to Phan Thiet hardly anyone can miss the experience of going to the market to learn the beauty and the strangeness of the life of the people in the sea. Phan Thiet market is a place that sells seafood countless, especially squid has also come to some fresh squid, frozen squid, dried squid, squid a sunny ... If to buy as a gift, dried seafood is suitable and convenient type most benefit, the price is not too high.
Phan Thiet market is located on the Ca Ty river, so trade exchange takes place quite smoothly. Walking around the market, you will have the opportunity to enjoy famous dishes such as wet cakes, soup cakes, rice vermicelli, rice, fried fish rolls ... Especially, Phan Thiet market not only has a lot of fresh seafood but also prices. quite cheap. Phan Thiet Market is also a place for believers who like to eat late at night with lots of attractive dishes such as tea, pasta or dumplings.
9. Ben Thanh Market (Ho Chi Minh city):
Ben Thanh Market is a market located in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. The market was constructed from 1912 to the end of March 1914 and completed. In many cases, the image of the south gate of this market is considered an unofficial symbol of Ho Chi Minh City.
Originally, Ben Thanh market had existed before the French invaded Gia Dinh. At first, the location of the market was located on the bank of Ben Nghe River, next to a river near Gia Dinh citadel (now Quy Quy citadel, also known as Bat Thanh citadel). This berth is used for current and military passengers, so it is called Ben Thanh, and the market is also called Ben Thanh Market.
10. Nha Trang Market (Nha Trang city):
It is not enough to visit Nha Trang in a tourist destination if visiting only through beautiful landscapes or historical sites. If you find out more about that place, you should go to the market. It is not only for sale, it also hides the hidden beauty of the place. Dam Market - The most beautiful and crowded market in Nha Trang, this place is always hidden in the rustic beauty. Visitors come here not only for shopping but also for exploring.
The reason for this shopping market is the name of Dam Market because it used to be a 7-hectare lagoon, which reached the mouth of Nha Trang river. And at the end of the lagoon is a small spontaneous market of the people, often taking place in seafood trading activities every day. Then in 1908, because the demand for trade was increasing, the population was increasing, so the small market was built into a bigger central market right on the old lagoon so the market had The name is called Dam Market.