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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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Very crowded, based mostly for local sales.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Whistler, Canada
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Big market - more to cater for local wholesaler rather than Individual. Packed with small aisle to walk. Be careful with your belongings. We spent less than 15 minutes in there. In fact the shops outside the market offers lots of choices. Stroll along streets in the market area and you will definitely find it more enjoyable. In my opinion,... More 

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Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Definitely not a tourist friendly stop as most of the shopkeepers do not speak English, nor interested to entertain the retail visitors.

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