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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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  • An indescribable odor like ammonia, but things are sold is amazing. They all feel product on the floor, or to shop. For cloth floor had sold large amounts of fabric, but she loaded wagon on pawing POW and Agra.
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  • It's not together and that if in the very narrow aisle if I was walking around to ensure that lost confidence as someone seems lost. Crammed with stuff, there.
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  • Dong Xuan is a local market located approximately 2km from Old Quater. 5 minutes walking distance from Skylark Hotel. The market basically has everything from clothes, bags, souvenirs, kitchen stuff e...  more »
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  • 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.
  • The market is fully packed with stuff. The rows to get by each shop can only fit one person at a time. I also didn't like that none of the shop owners I talked to wanted to bargain. It seemed that everyone had stiff prices. Go elsewhere if your looking for a good deal and more room to shop.
  • This is a true Vietnamese market where locals go to buy goods. They have EVERYTHING. It was a bit dizzying. I went in search of a cheap extra suitcase to ship back some extra goods I had bought because I had packed in one small bag for a 3.5 week trip to Asia and found what I was looking for easily. One tip is that I got totally ripped off by my tuktuk driver on the way over. So make sure you know what you SHOULD be charged prior to going anywhere with anyone LOL. After that one time, I got the hang of things... but it cost me a few extra dollars!
  • Street Market is awesome, make sure to see it at night it is amazing! WARNING! There is an electric car tour company found on this street, it is a tourist trap type of scam... No tour they just drive around in the block. Other than that though this is one of the coolest things to see in Hanoi
  • Great place to explore around, feel the local culture. This market were so packed that only left a narrow pathway for you to walk around. Shops here mostly sell clothes, cooking ingredients and snacks. One good things is that you don't have to worry about bike honking at you from behind.

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