Dong Xuan Market – Hanoi’s most famous market
Last Update: 24th October 2020
Acclaimed as the busiest market in Hanoi, Dong Xuan Market is situated at Hanoi Old Quarter. It is also the most popular traditional market in the city. As the largest indoor market in Hanoi, Dong Xuan Market is set in a four-storey Soviet-style building. It offers a variety of goods to choose from.
Dong Xuan Market Fast Facts
- Name: Cho Hom Market
- Location: No.79 Hue Street, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi
- Things to do there: Photography, Food, Fabric, Handicrafts
- Who visits: Photographers, Shopping Lovers
- Time required: 1 x Hour
What to expect at the Dong Xuan Market
Dong Xuan Market is mainly aimed for wholesalers. But you also could find some retail goods there. You will find different goods put in different specific areas.
The ground floor is for those vendors who sell meat, wine, seafood, vegetables, cats, dogs, fish and fresh flowers. The flowers may come from all over the country.
If you want to select household appliances, backpacks, wallets, electronics, watches, souvenirs, please go upstairs to the first floor. Most of the goods on the floor are at wholesale prices. The second floor is designed for various species of fabrics with different patterns on. On the third floor are the stores selling children’s wear, women’s and men’s wear.
If you feel a little tired after exploring Dong Xuan Market, the dining area in the market offers you a place to relax yourself with a cup of coffee and Vietnamese food
Best time to visit the Dong Xuan Market
The best time to visit the market is in the morning.
You could visit it around the year.
How to get to the Dong Xuan Market
Unfortunately, there is no direct bus to the market. Thus, you have to rent a vehicle to the place.
Additional Dong Xuan Market Travel Advice
- Opening hours: 06:00 – 19:00
- Visitors can explore the market for free.
- Please take care of your valuables at the market.
- Please remember to bargain with the vendors for the items.