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Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi

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Built in 1889, Dong Xuan Market serves as the biggest covered market in the city. Located in the center of the city's Old Town, this market traces its roots back to a French administration. Though it was destroyed in a fire in 1994, it has since been completely rebuilt. Today it stands as a popular place for local retailers to buy wholesale items and for tourists to explore food and artisanal items. As you walk through the stalls, you will discover local cuisine, fashions, household goods, electronics, and even plants. Using our international travel planner, Hanoi attractions like Dong Xuan Market can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is more a wholesale / bulk quantity place. It has a very different feel to the ban tan markets of Saigon and retailers are very willing to let you pass on by. Discounting is not as aggressive, al...  more »
  • its the local market for everything similar to ben thanh in HCMC but hotter and not as clean. cheap clothing, bags, shoes, watches can be bought here. must learn to haggle! my method is go to counter ...  more »
  • It's a wholesale market where u get to bargain with the sellers, to start off with 50-60% off quoted price! We were told that the stalls are opened from as early as 7am but when we reached there at ar...  more »
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  • Interesting wholesale market. Great place to come see everyday Hanoi merchants doing businesses and their livelihoods. IMO, much better market to people watch.
  • Great market / mall. Very busy and crowded, but there are deal to be had if you are into shopping, and lots to see if you are interested in people watching. Very tight walkways, so not ideal if you are claustrophobic or need personal space! Be prepared to bargain, which is an interesting challenge since very few speak any English at all.
  • Visit for the fresh seafood sold and flower market of street vendors on the outside. The inside is packed with whatever goods you can think of and many that you can't.
  • Crowded, busy, looks like any other Street market. If you're thinking of something different, this is not it. Be careful of traffic!
  • An unfortunate experience to an otherwise amazing trip to Vietnam. I was turned away from 3 different vendors for only looking at their products. I hadn't even said anything to them but they all dismissed me with the same words "no sale! no sale!".