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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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Seems to be a whole sale market and they close by 6 pm.They are interested only in bulk sale at its mostly fabrics of one kind in a shop. Difficult even to walk thru without... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the oldest and biggest market is a very busy and congested place. Dong Xuan has everything ranging from clothes, fishes, poultry to souvenir and some foreign products also. Even though it isn't a good place for retail, Dong Xuan Market is an extremely exciting place to see. To stand there and observe the chaos and the craziness of... More 

Thank Kate J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems to be a whole sale market and they close by 6 pm.They are interested only in bulk sale at its mostly fabrics of one kind in a shop. Difficult even to walk thru without upsetting some display.

Thank yesarar
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was raining so we decided to do indoor touring. Went to Hoa Loa Prison then came here. What a mistake. The place is crammed full of junk being sold by vendors who don't want you or your money. Getting through the tight aisleways is a challenge and expect to be bumped and jostled at every turn. The place isn't... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a huge local wholesaler market. You won't find the things appealing as it is catered to local market. As well, they won't sell retail portion. We did manage to get reasonable good buy for the local dry goods. Just marginally lower than Old Quarter. So don't deliberately go there for shopping but to get the local atmosphere

Thank 1place1dream
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't bother going here, it'll be a waste of time. They won't sell to tourists, only to the local shop owners. This is a wholesale market place. Even when I flashed my Dong at them they waved me away.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting visit walking through this wholesale market. We were there for the locals going about their daily activities. It was busy. Also interesting to see the variety of food selling here. It was a worthwhile visit.

Thank Traveltubbies
Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was a bit nuts. 3 floors of wall to wall market stalls with barely enough room for one person to walk in between. The really strange thing was that there were people running everywhere delivering boxes of products to stores but we didn't see anyone buying anything. One lady even pushed me out of the way to stack... More 

Thank cassiewoolley
Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went around to find some souvenir stuffs to bring in our home country. Had a good time exploring around while eating local food. Spent a lot of time sightseeing too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Depends on what you want .it is like a wholesale market that requires bargaining and shuffling around .really looking hard to figure what you need and you won't be disappointed . Infant the precincts around the enclosed market proved better for us .one side is flanked with small shops that are dman cheap .found amazing jackets for kids and great... More 

Thank chandrapriti
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

So much stuff - but like other reviews say only to look at but not to buy - stall owners seem to show no interest in foreigners but worth looking at if you have time

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