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Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi
(2.2/5 based on 340+ 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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  • Aisle is narrower than the Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City, cluttered atmosphere. I know better where to store their goods far ~ I feel like. According to the Guide, not surprisingly, will not rich was high, seems to be doing is likely be overcharged. I thought white young girls in bare feet, even in this market without hesitation walked is Gana.
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  • Dong Xuan Market has most everything you would need. I went there specifically for fabric, which you can find on the second floor. Most take only cash, but there are a few that will accept credit card...  more »
  • A covered market as we see them everywhere else. Nothing much traditional and difficult to survey. This isn't an essential part of the city.
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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.