Complete Travel Guide to Dam Market in Nha Trang Vietnam
Dam Market (Vietnamese: Chợ Đầm) is considered the center market of Nha Trang city thanks to its beautiful and unique architecture. This is the biggest local market and a commercial shopping center as well as the commercial symbol of this coastal city attracting many local and international tourists.
Dam Market is located at Ben Cho, Van Thanh of Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province. This is the largest market and trading symbol of Nha Trang city. The market was built long time ago and did not officially open until 1980 when the construction was renovated and inaugurated. Looking from above, you will see the image of the market as a blossoming lotus flower, which retains a unique architecture creating an remarable highlight for the hospitable Nha Trang coastal city. Thanks to it’s unique architecture features and long-lasting historical significance, the market becomes one of the must-see tourist attractions in Coastal City of Nha Trang.
Dam Market was ofically constructed in 1972 on a former swamp. The name - Dam Market - was originated from this significance. This is the largest market built in Nha Trang. It located right in the downtown, the market is a beautiful architectural building compared to other markets in Nha Trang. The market consists of two floors built in a circle shape with V-shaped roof. It primarily sells fashion things such as handbags, clothing, shoes, watches... and some other household appliances. The middle of the market specialize to sell souvenirs, handicrafts such as paintings, seashells... which the large number of international visitors would like to set foot on. Discovering Dam Market is one of the best things to do in Nha Trang.
As one of the busiest markets in Nha Trang, Dam Market is usually the best place to look for dried seafood or spring rolls, Nha Trang local fried roll as their gifts. Many products sold outside the main market is relatively diverse ranging from soaked squid, dried shrimps, and seaweed to dried seahorses, nudibranchs and shark fin. However, when you go shopping here, you should deliberately check to purchase the most pleasant products. In days when Nha Trang is in the peak season of international visitors, the purchasing atmosphere at Dam Market is very busy. The market welcomes the great number of foreign visitors, especially when international sea cruise ships dock in Nha Trang. The salesmen at Dam Market get accustomed to welcoming many international tourists. They thus play the role of both a businessman and great local tour guides introducing the characters, products, and unique tourism resources of Nha Trang.
In recent time, Dam Market has been selected into the top 10 shopping places satisfying tourists of Nha Trang Tourism. Under the strict rules of management boards as well as the friendly and honest attitude of the local people in Nha Trang, Dam Market is now becoming a reliable tourist attraction alluring numerous both domestic and international visitors. It significantly contributes to promote city tourism worldwide.
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