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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. Dong Xuan Market is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Hanoi Edition.
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  • Prior to our trip over the weekend we've read Dong Xuan market is a must go to place in Hanoi. We were totally disappointed. Most shops DO NOT sell single items and some stall holders were really rude...  more »
  • From around a strange smell. What's a health? It is a feeling. Many restaurants catch wanted is. But people want to eat strange food (dishes of goat meat) because local food is recommended.
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  • Visit to buy plastic bags. Surprisingly affordable price to buy the items, so the stuffing on the inside where curious alley should miss.
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  • Many things available but nothing really useful. Silly accessories, plastic fans and so on. It was also extremely cramped. I found the things I wanted in the surrounding streets such as replica clothing items. I wouldn’t recommended going here, just search around the streets for the shop that you like.
  • Got everything your looking for if it's in the 4 floored building or the surrounding streets, most store owners very friendly& more then willing to help as long as your patient& not expecting them to speak English however most know the basic few money values. Toilets on ground floor& 2nd floor will cost you 2000VND for cleaning costs which is the same to pay in Europe &Bangkok to use toilets they are clean& they give you toilet paper also. It is extremely busy& there's times where you walk single file but that's all part of the excitement of a busy market
  • Very cramped market with people pushing and shouting at you as they try to get past you with their trolley of boxes. Most sellers don't speak English, and they offer high prices to foreigners - and refuse to bargain. Unpleasant shopping experience and higher prices than elsewhere. Don't waste your time here.
  • Nice place for viewing the items in market. Quite good, but staffs are not friendly. Be careful when you want to touch some thing if you dont intend to buy. Or be careful when you want to bargain if you dont intend to buy. Expensive with average price in Hanoi, so just walk around and take a viewing, if you want to buy, many other places. This place is just for tourism
  • It is definitely a thing to do in Hanoi. It is fun to go at the Night Market on the weekends. But it's more a place the bumble around and find dorky accessories for your cell phone.
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