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Why Dam Market is special ?
Dam Market (Chợ Đầm), located in the heart of Nha Trang City, is not only the main Trade Centre with various merchandises ich was originally a 7 hectare pond before the market was built around 1908. Be damaged by war, it was reconstructed after the Vietnam War into the 5,270 m² market that can hold up to 3,000 people at a time. Dam Market caters mainly to tourists. The market takes place in a circular, three-story building, and the stalls sell a variety of things from souvenirs, tourist trinkets, knock-off brands and cheap watches, to fresh local produce and meats at the back of the market.
What to explore at Dam Market?
This circular three-story building consists of many local souvenir shops in the front and middle area as well as fresh meat and fish stalls at the back. To the right of the market is where the dry sea food, the typical and well-known products, is sold. Once entering this area, visitors will be absorbed in the tidy and eye-catching arrangement of different kinds of dried fish, cuttle-fish, shrimp, seaweed and so on. Coming alive in the early morning at about 4 am each day, this vibrant market is an interesting place to wander and explore the daily life of Nha Trang inhabitants.
How to get to Dam Market?
Dam Market is located in Ben Cho, Van Thanh, Nha Trang. The place is 5 minutes driving from Nha Trang Train Station depending on traffic. You can take a taxi or just walk to the place.
- Good exposer for none Asians and lots of fun to explore
- Nice and cozy market
- Great fun to walk through
- Typical Asian market but worth a visit
- Plenty of local food options
Bến Chợ, Vạn Thạnh, tp. Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa, Vietnam
Tips for you
These markets do sell junk, but they are willing to bargain. Picked up a couple of dresses, so you just need to take the time to look around and pick up some good stuff. It does smell, but you are in Nha Trang - known for its seafood, and fish sauce, so they sell a lot of dried seafood. Go for the experience with no expectations. We had a good time (though hot) perusing and the food stalls selling the delicious VNese food.
Must visit in Nha Trang. Nice and cozy market. And vegetarian Banh beo!