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Dong Xuan Market

Address: Dong Xuan and Hang Chieu Sts., Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #50 of 78 Shopping & Fashion in Hanoi
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Though not quite the same since a devastating fire in 1994, this...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Not very welcoming at all to English speakers. They wont even bother to ask what youwant to buy . The WC stinks a mile away.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The eldest teen discovered this market, in the search to get bargains and practice his bartering skills. It is an unbelivable sight to see wall to wall stock rising to the ceiling. Women and men carrying more stock down the crowded isles and store holders sleeping or sitting on huge piles of clothing or fabric. We learnt the fine art... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This place is for cheap clothes and accessories. It's messy and chaotic. The walkways are tiny and locals just step on your feet to get by. Not a friendly place. Would not recommend to have it on to do list!

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Loved the textile range on the second floor. Haggle for a good price. I got a lot of Vietnam silk for a good price here !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

There is something about markets that has always fascinated me. This central market in Hanoi is no exception. One has to wonder where all the clothes, dried fish, spices etc go. The place is just bursting at the seams. Get there around 9am and it is not that busy. Watch out for the men and women carrying enormous bales of... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We really just visited here as something to do to escape the rain, but even having said that, I really did not see anything I wanted to buy. It appeared to be more of a wholesale market or local market, which is fine, but it was not really of any interest to me. We did spend a bit of time... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Went there as there were rave reviews about the place. It's a huge complex with many stall holders selling clothes and foodstuff. As most of them sell in bulk rarely do you get anyone who will entertain 1 or 2 pieces except for foodstuff and souvenirs.  Be prepared as it is very congested inside the complex and the walkways are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Don Xuan Market itself the main market area that is housed in the large building was quite overwhelming and immediately apparent that it was not meant for tourists. The market is very much a place for locals to shop for clothes, shoes, accessories, luggage, and a whole slew of cheap knick knacks. We wandered around the market looking for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visiting Dong Xuan Market the third time round gives me the impression that the vendors are really not interested in selling to tourists who buy small quantities. Many vendors are so busy counting stock and taking order or moving stocks around. Looks more like a wholesales market where shops go to buy their supplies from. I went to Dong Xuan... More 

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