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Address: Dong Xuan and Hang Chieu Sts., Hanoi, Vietnam
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Description: Though not quite the same since a devastating fire in 1994, this famous...
Though not quite the same since a devastating fire in 1994, this famous market is nevertheless a landmark trading post.
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Difficult to shop here due to language constraints and lots of bargaining . However, this is a good place to buy souvenirs as it is much cheaper that the outside market and a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Difficult to shop here due to language constraints and lots of bargaining . However, this is a good place to buy souvenirs as it is much cheaper that the outside market and a wider range to chose from.

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Evergem, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Imagine a 3 level market with lots of stalls and thousands of people without any AC or other way of airflow...thats it...you are in Dong Xuan market. Theres alot of things you can buy here, materials, shoes, souvenirs, hats,...but clothes, shoes, materials are mostly for local buyers who will sell it later in their small shops. Was weird to see... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Been to the Dong Xuan market numerous times for material, mostly silk. Head up the main stairs to the floor above the ground floor (called the second floor) and the stalls are on the right. Silk was $3-4 US a metre. People who complain that the ground floor of this market isn't for tourists seem plain silly- it's like going... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The complex is VERY packed and crowded. Sems to be based,more for local sales than tourists. Found the street shops offered better selection and ease of finding things as the each street has a theme for items. Did find the best outside vendor for Rit rolls. The couple are the only vendors that have survived due to the popularity and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you are visiting just to look at merchandise,it would be alright..but most vendors sell only wholesale and I found this market quite unfriendly to foreigners. It would help if you go in a group,with a guide or someone who speaks Vietnamese language,if you intend to purchase their goods. Only at the entrance,where vendors sell cashew nuts and home cooking... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Dong Xuan market is located in Old Quarter centre which is inclusive 4 floor with many shop . Formally Dong Xuan market was built by French in the 19 century ( 1989) from 2 local marketplaces is Hang Duong and Hang Ma street. Through war between Vietnam and French, American Dong Xuan market was damaged totally. The government rebuilt market... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Well .. we need to clarify first what is your interest. If you like to see how people live in one country or city .. then this market is very interesting. But if you are like my husband who would like to buy things simple, then this market is not for you. First time we went to this market in... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Visited the market during the afternoon on a rainy day. Agree with most of the other reviews overcrowded, slightly dirty and probably supplies the trade but it is a market after all. Picked a few bargains though, closes about 4.30pm thank goodness didn't have the daughters here, they would have spent hours trawling!. Worth a visit though.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you miss this market dont be sad. Its rather dirty, congested and overstocked with very similar products. We were not impressed by what was on offer.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had little time, but were lucky enough to find this one shop Tuan-Hoa Vietnam Silk, not only the price was affordable, the service was excellent. We never spend a dime in any other shop there!

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Address: Dong Xuan and Hang Chieu Sts., Hanoi, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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