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Dong Xuan Market

Dong Xuan and Hang Chieu Sts., Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #42 of 69 Shopping in Hanoi
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Owner description: Though not quite the same since a devastating fire in 1994, this famous market is nevertheless a landmark trading post.
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The market can serve you as both a tourist attraction and a large shop to buy whatever. There is a lot for sale, but mostly clothes (a lot for children), fabrics, shoes, accessories and food. It is really busy, teeming with activity. Fun to just walk through and look around.

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Adelaide, Australia
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is not the place to go to buy tourist trinkets - instead just sit back and watch the ebb and flow of the locals coming in and buying so many different types of fabrics. The colors and the vibrancy are wonderful.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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54 reviews 54 reviews
54 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Dong Xuan is a three-storey market located in the Old quarter, 900m north of the Hoan Kiem Lake. It’s a sprawling traditional Vietnamese market best visited early or late in the day. I bought are plenty of trinkets, bags, t-shirts, homeware, art and fake good galore …in this bustling. The price is reasonable if you try bargaining. But some sellers... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

It's interesting reading the other reviews of this WHOLESALE market. We went there knowing it was wholesale and thus not expecting to buy anything; we just wanted to look around. We were then pleasantly surprised that we could buy souvenirs - yes, the same ones that are for sale in all the shops in the Old Quarter. But here it... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

we popped inside for only 10 mins as we took a tour which stopped off here, everything they sell inside they have in the old quarter or shops around, its very small and narrow with lots and lots of little stalls selling everything from spices to hats to toys etc nothing worth buying to be honest and a waste of... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I wish we read the reviews first before going there, but we went first. The sellers are NOT friendly at all. There are only three sellers from the whole 3 floors market that actually responded to us, others not even smile. Anyway, quite a disappointing, however, if you want to save yourself from buying anything, this is the place :)

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Pretoria, South Africa
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's dirty, overcrowded(not with tourists) and maybe just good to walk through if you have nothing else to do

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wholesale market selling mainly ladies, gents, kids clothing of the cheap and cheerful kind. Nothing exciting - styles look at least 2 decades old - wasnt tempted to browse at all. Shoes, souvenirs and household stuff on ground floor. No food section (that I could find). If you are expecting Chatuchak, you will be disappointed. Don't waste time here.

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Montreal, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Some of the sellers refused to sell to my husband when he did not even tried to buy! They told him to go away, that they did not have what he wanted. Anybody had experienced that? It happens 3 times today. I'm Caucasian ... But he is, looks and speaks Vietnamese! He could not figured out why they were so... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This market functions mainly as a "wholesale market". Even most locals would not come here to buy items in loose. Overall, the market is dirty, cramped, and more like a gang area. Sellers are rude. Almost certain rip-off for tourists (both foreigners/Vietnamese who are not familiar traders with the market).

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