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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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  • Fish, meat, vegetables and no odor. Here take turns food twice a day. Madafdelingen is not great, but super ingredients and an opportunity to see what the Vietnamese kitchen use as ingredients.
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  • a very busy place with many fabric suppliers smacked in very tight congested pathways. a surefire hazard and a total no, if it were in my country. However, there are shops literally all levels packed ...  more »
  • A typical and very crowded market in Hanoi. You can get here some food or clothes and other stuff if you like bargaining.  more »
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  • Don't waste your time. It is for wholesalers. I picked up a pair of shoes and the seller refused to sell them to me.
  • It is so terrible for shopping when you go alone. I also do not like its smell which make me feel being sick.
  • Interesting wholesale market. Great place to come see everyday Hanoi merchants doing businesses and their livelihoods. IMO, much better market to people watch.
  • No one speaks English. People generally have no courtesy. Even when I'm trying to squeeze by in a tight space, many people won't give way. I do say "Excuse me" but of course they don't understand. And things aren't cheap, they probably jacked up the prices because I'm a foreigner.
  • Gives such a good feel of the local market. Wholesale prices for awesome stuff.

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