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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 not for the faint hearted. In a maze of narrow lanes inside a large building on several floors most everything is traded. Sacks of dried mushrooms, spices, seafood and even live turtles. The l...  more »
  • Eclectic Mix of everything. It seems to be divided by product. Golden rule if you are with company - agree on a meeting place to meet up if you get separated. Its easy to get lost in here. It was inte...  more »
  • The market is very taken by boxes of clothes, shoes, etc., leaving very little for regional handicrafts. I searched for a particular straw bag feature of Viet Nam and not found. The dry section, seasonings, sauces, dried, salted, etc is very nice and varied.
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  • The Dong Xuan Night Market is AMAZING! It is so busy and there is so much to buy. Bartering is a must. If you have learned any Vietnamese it is a great place to practice!
  • Huge market with quite low quality tissues, many times the same little shop. It may be a good place for locals, for tourist there is no specific interest. One street beside, there is a food market in such narrow corridors, full of spices, dried mushrooms and fish... According to me, this one is much more interesting...
  • dry lychee for 13 usd/1 kg. that is a good price
  • Around 1930 everything is setup. Don't expect to get anything cheep, the quantity are not always the best. It is possible too buy food. The street are closed by the police, but some scooters getting thru anyway. It getting crowded around 21. A nice place too see, but maybe not buy if you really don't need it.
  • Hot but full of clothes and trinkets, it's worth a visit. Lots and lots of clothes, fabric if you're getting tailoring done, but one end of the first floor had souvenirs and gifts.