Dong Xuan market

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Built in 1889 by the French, is the largest in Hanoi market covered and without a doubt, one of the most popular and crowded city markets. Dong Xuan Market is the largest covered market of Hanoi where the wholesale traders sell everything from clothes, household goods to foodstuffs.

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Why Dong Xuan market is special ?

If you want to shop and at the same time peeping into the corridors of history, then Dong Xuan Market in Hanoi is the place for you. This large multi- storied market sells everything. From fresh foods to home appliances, you will have it all here. But, what is more fascinating about this market is its historical significance which you still can experience if you visit this place. It witnessed fierce battle between the Vietnamese resistance units and the French. Dong Xuan Market is also a historical place where there was a combat of soldiers of “Quyết tử quân” (“Deciding to die”) against the French attack to the heroic zone I, in February 1947. Being the biggest market and locating in the downtown, Dong Xuan Market is a crowded and bustling exchanging, tracsaction, business place of the capital.

What to explore at Dong Xuan market?

To local residents, Dong Xuan is mostly reserved for bulk sale and distribution points for many retailers in Hanoi. Main products include electronic devices, household equipments and clothing. At the back of the market is the trading place for animals (puppies, kitties, birds, fish, etc.) and plants (mostly Vietnamese bonsai). Suppliers for the market come mainly from North Vietnam with many Chinese blends.

The Northern end of the market holds mainly eating venue, serving both day and night time. It is a wise decision to stop here for local cuisines such as “Bun Cha”, “Bun Rieu” or chipping in a hot pot in a fall/winter night.


How to get to Dong Xuan market?

Dong Xuan market is at the West end of Hanoi Old quarter, surrounded by Hang Khoai street and Cau Dong street. If you keep walking down Hang Ngang street, you will reach the market after 4 blocks.

From the north bank of the Ho Hoan Kiem, take Hang Dao Street. Along the way, it changes name to Hang Ngang Steet and then Hang Duong Street. Eventually it becomes Dong Xuan Street. You will see Dong Xuan Market on the right side of the road. The distance is about 400 meters.


Selling points

  • Fun local market
  • Big market with many stalls
  • Nice products
  • A typical traditional market
  • Worth a look and check out the street food
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Dong Xuan Market is the largest covered market of Hanoi where the wholesale traders sell everything from clothes, household goods to foodstuffs.

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Large street market, but there are loads of these in and around Asia... Worth exploring the intersecting streets for really nice street food.

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If you are XL size, you will have a problem finding any clothing :P And if in addiction you are a picky customer (like me :P), there is no chance to find anything nice XD Beside that, nice place :)

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A very popular market in Hanoi where you will find everything from vegetables to fabric and even TV sets!

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There is something about markets that has always fascinated me. This central market in Hanoi is no exception. One has to wonder where all the clothes, dried fish, spices etc go. The place is just bursting at the seams. Get there around 9am and it is not that busy. Watch out for the men and women carrying enormous bales of goods down the narrow spaces between stalls. This is predominantly a wholesale outlet but if you are prepared to bargain you can for example buy coffee at a much better price than elsewhere.

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We really just visited here as something to do to escape the rain, but even having said that, I really did not see anything I wanted to buy.It appeared to be more of a wholesale market or local market, which is fine, but it was not really of any interest to me.We did spend a bit of time people watching, it's always fun watch bing the locals shop. Also provided a few photo opportunities and also certainly saved us from the rain being that it is undercover.Worth a visit if you're trying to escape Hanoi's rain!!

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Went there as there were rave reviews about the place. It's a huge complex with many stall holders selling clothes and foodstuff. As most of them sell in bulk rarely do you get anyone who will entertain 1 or 2 pieces except for foodstuff and souvenirs.  Be prepared as it is very congested inside the complex and the walkways are narrow. You have to also compete with the occasional delivery man who have really huge bags on their shoulders. Was inside for 30 minutes.

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There is something about markets that has always fascinated me. This central market in Hanoi is no exception. One has to wonder where all the clothes, dried fish, spices etc go. The place is just bursting at the seams. Get there around 9am and it is not that busy. Watch out for the men and women carrying enormous bales of goods down the narrow spaces between stalls. This is predominantly a wholesale outlet but if you are prepared to bargain you can for example buy coffee at a much better price than elsewhere.

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Not only is it a big shopping center of the capital, Dong Xuan Market is also a cultural symbol of old town associated with the historic part of Hanoi.

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