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Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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2/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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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  • Can't see the food is too cluttered and too in the feeling you want to linger and smells an odd (though grocery stores), so is not. However, the encounter went to the toilet (paid and 2,000 VND), impact doors and toilet but no toilet! Several countries in Southeast Asia have been the first time. (There are toilet door. ) Of local people lined up out of your ass, is hanging (no toilet, just hanging!) of could not help seeing, feeling the shock.
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  • Parcels of stores is in the market now but until the passage is full is, as well as the town. Kind of store is diverse, it condensed the shops of the old town of? AmeriCorps is the alley in the back next to the atmosphere.
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  • it is a dry and wet market and it caters more for the tourist. the prices you pay is also high but you can bargain. quality is low and most are all fake goods. 
  • Keep moving or you'll get pushed out of the way. The stuff tends to repeat itself over and over. Surprisingly I've found the same cheap Chinese products on Amazon haggle price free for less (I know haggling is half the fun). Lots of touristy souvenir stuff that you see all over the Old Quarter. The only reason I go there is for the dehydrated fruits. Good deal on that. Don't get me wrong, it's worth a visit.
  • Good for buying delectable dried Logan fruit which is sold just inside front archways. No need to venture further inside! For a real fresh-produce market, walk to Cho Chua Long.
  • If you come here with the expectation of buying something worthy, you are going to have a tough time. Even though it isn't a good place for retail, Dong Xuan Market is absolutely an extremely fascinating place. To stand there and observe the chaos and the craziness of those Vietnamese people is an once in a lifetime experience. The place also have Free Wifi!
  • It's crowded and even more so than ben thanh market in hcm city. Not much great deals to be found here. More of a stop and go location
  • Ok to just pass by. But I think you can get better quality stuff in other streets in Ha Noi. If you like animals avoid the meat stalls. Was not nice to see how they chopped frogs heads.
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