Top 5 most well-known markets in Vietnam

Not only are the markets in Vietnam the places to trade and exchange merchandise, but they are also the place showing the unique culture of regions. If you have the chance to take Vietnam vacation tours, keep in your mind not to miss the 5 most special markets below:

Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi City

Dong Xuan Market is one of the best markets in Vietnam. It is located in Hanoi and became the most animated markets there. Being situated in the Old Quarter in Dong Xuan District, the market had appeared in 1889. At the beginning time, the market was simply considered as the place for Hanoian people to concentrate and trade, and that happened outside. A few years later, the market was just built to become a solid market quarter as seen currently. Going through many historical changes due to wars and fire, the market still exists majestically with 3 floors spacious style of architecture.


To consider from the angle of history, in the early time when the whole country started carrying out a war of resistance in 1946, Dong Xuan Market was the area taking place many fierce battles between the Vietnamese soldiers fighting for territorial integrity and French legionnaire. There were numerous Vietnamese fighters using their last breath to protect their motherland and passing away there. Dong Xuan Market has the bronze bas-relief which the residents used to show their gratitude to the deceased. You can choose a hotel or homestay around the Old Quarter so that it is convenient for you to visit Dong Xuan market and other interesting places in Hanoi.

Dong Ba Market, Thua Thien – Hue city.


Dong Ba market, to the right of Huong River, in Phu Hoa district, Hue City, 300 meters away from Truong Tien Bridge is the second best market worthy to visit in Vietnam. The market was set up at the beginning of 19th century, and at that time the market was placed near the Dong Ba gate. In 1885, after the fall of protecting the capital of Hue, the market was wiped out by French colonist. In 1887, under the dynasty of Dong Khanh King, the market was rebuilt in the old position, but after that time, in 1899, under the control of Thanh Thai King, the market was moved to the confluence connecting Huong River with Hang Be River.

In the last century, Dong Ba market was famous for its variety of food, goods from other provinces in the country. After being devastating 3 times (1885, 1968 and 1975), the market was restored to become a thriving place. The total area of the market is 15597 square meters having the capacity of thousands of commercial households. This is the biggest centered market in Hue City and the Middle of Vietnam.

Da Lat Market, Lam Dong


Da Lat Market is settled near the center of Da Lat City. It is one of the markets which has the most beautiful spacious architecture in Vietnam. Da Lat Market is typical for the market in the Tay Nguyen area. The merchandise there is really various, which consists of the goods coming from Tay Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh, Hue, Hanoi, etc.

Tourists coming to Da Lat can stop by Da Lat Market to buy gifts like tea, café, dried candied fruits, artichoke for their friends.

Dam Market, Nha Trang Khanh Hoa


Dam Market is not only the centered market of Nha Trang coastal city, but also the unparralled architectural work. Besides, it is also considered as the biggest market and the symbol of trading of Nha Trang city. The reason for the name Dam of the market relates to the location of the market. It was above the old marsh near the foot of Ha Ra Bridge. The total area of the marsh is more than 7 hectares. Being situated in two sides of the marsh is the shantytown of the poor there.

The market was officially re-opened on March 2nd 1980 on which the Vietnam communist party was founded. Since that day, Dam Market has been not only the important trading center which gathers many different kinds of business in Khanh Hoa, but also the significant cultural center.

Sapa Market, Lao Cai province

Sapa market is believed as the most unique market in Lao Cai province. This Market is the place for the upland people to trade and exchange goods. Besides, the highlight of the market is that youngsters from many different villages come there to meet up, communicate one another to find out for themselves the suitable partners. The ways they show their affection to others are also unrivalled.


They can sing, dance or blow the bamboo flutes. Just booking a 3 days tour can meet the desire to know more about Sapa of tourists.

Those are the best markets in Vietnam. Visit them and gain experience for yourself. For more information about Cheap Vacation in Vietnam, please connect us via our website. Share this article if it’s useful for you. Have a nice trip!

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