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Address: Dong Xuan and Hang Chieu Sts., Hanoi, Vietnam
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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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Typical Asian market with no special attractions!

Big chaotic market with usual wet market sections and areas selling lots of clothes. Typical of big Asian markets, but largely without charm and warmth. Could get good prices if... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bangkok, Thailand

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here hoping to find all my favourite brands but knock offs which I did in Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh, but this place had NOTHING!!! Do not go here!

Thank Kate S
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is at the north of the Old Quarter. Definitely visit it and allocate 1-2 hours for some great photo opportunities. Make sure to see the wet/dry market stalls on the outside of it. And make sure to go inside both buildings and go to all floors. The chaos and color is great! Just remember this is a wholesale market... More 

Thank joe1212
Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big chaotic market with usual wet market sections and areas selling lots of clothes. Typical of big Asian markets, but largely without charm and warmth. Could get good prices if you're buying in quantity and are very good in bargaining. Watch carefully your bag or pocket against pickpockets!

Thank Raintree_Thailand
kuala lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The market seems very busy always, crowded and nothing really much to see and buy. There will be some shops selling the same things. Not very friendly to foreigners. They sell a lot of dried foods too which can have a little sample for sample testing. Wont go back again.

Thank lay81
West Molesey, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Everything is crowded and space between stalls is just enough for 1 person to walk by. You need to know what you want & have to look very hard for what you want. There are lots of selection of materials...great for those who loves & able to sew. There are lots of clothes but nowhere to try so you need... More 

Thank LaToner
Canton china
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Not really worth for a visit, if you have nothing better to do . Shops sale many things Made in china, not really Vietnamese handcraft... Still have some Vietnamese craft there.. Very crowded and hot to stay... Ladies don't brings kids and husbands there for shopping !!!!

Thank Hanh L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We arrived to our hotel in Hanoi around 11pm on a Monday night. Everything seemed closed so the hotel staff recommended this place for a bite to eat. Definitely not a luxury experience but if you don't mind a street market food atmosphere, the food was delicious and didn't try to overcharge us because we were foreigners.

Thank Rachel M
Pattaya, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Is this your first time to Asia? Is this your first time to an Asian market? Then check this place out, and you'll know not to make the same mistake again. Just a bunch of cheap, low quality crap - with tourist premiums, of course. If you've seen any market anywhere in Asia before, there is absolutely no need to... More 

Thank Eero N
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We went here expecting to be able to make a purchase but were repeatedly told "no sale" unless of course you want to buy cheap items, badly made fakes or what looked like used items. The place was very unwelcoming for tourists I think this is a place for locals to shop. The people were extremely rude and made us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is good place to explore Vietnamese typical market. This market is the oldest and largest market in Hanoi,it is is a crowded and bustling exchanging, transaction, business place. It sells anything and everything, from fresh foods to home appliances, you will have it all here.

Thank mike3362015

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