Hanoi Night MarketHanoi’s most famous night market

​​​Last Update: 24th October 2020

If you want to experience the local life in Hanoi much more deeply, exploring the night market is a must-do activity. It is a paradise for photographers as well as foodies. The night market in Hanoi is decorated with a variety of local snacks, traditional Vietnamese accessories, etc.

Hanoi Night Market Fast Facts

  • Name: Hanoi Night Market
  • Number of Popular Night Markets in Hanoi: 4
  • Things to do there: Photography, Food, Hanoi Specialties and Handicrafts
  • Who visits: Photographers, Shopping Lovers
  • Time required: 1 – 2 x Hours

What to expect at the Hanoi Night Market

There are 4 popular night markets among locals and tourists in Hanoi. One is called Hanoi Night Market, one is called Dong Xuan Night Market, one is 36 Pho Phuong, and the last one is Japanese Apricot Street Night Market.

Located in Hang Duong, Hanoi Night Market mainly features small items some of them are made in China. You’ll find traditional Vietnamese accessories, clothes and some daily necessities and some Vietnamese handicrafts. The market opens from 19:00 pm ever day.


36 Pho Phuong Night Market is dotted with the Vietnamese buildings. At the market, you will be amazed at local delicious snacks, drinks and interesting items. It only opens in the evening from Friday to Sunday. The night market starts from the entrance to Dong Xuan Market to the lakeside of Hoan Kiem Lake.

Dong Xuan Night Market also offers local snacks and drinks to you to have a try. In addition, vendors there sell local handicrafts as well. It just opens from 19:00 pm in the evening from Friday to Sunday.

As the most popular snack night market in Hanoi, Japanese Apricot Street Night Market is a real paradise for foodies. You could try the mouth-watering Bun Cha, Bun Oc, Bun Bo Hue, Banh Bot Ioc, Bun Rieu Cua, Bun Suon Moc, etc.

Best time to visit the Hanoi Night Market

The best time to visit the night market in Hanoi is from 19:00.

You could visit the night market around the year.

How to get to the Hanoi Night Market

You could rent a vehicle to any one of the night markets in Hanoi you are interested to explore or walk, if your hotel is located nearby.

Additional Hanoi Night Market Travel Advice

  • Please be sure to take care of your valuables at the night market in case there are thieves there.

Interested in visiting the Hanoi Market on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Hanoi Night Market, among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.