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Dong Xuan Market

Dong Xuan and Hang Chieu Sts., Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #31 of 60 shopping in Hanoi
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Was at this market today. They have electronics and toys at the bottom and handbags on the ground floor, with clothing on the next two floors up. It was a strange experience in that I was expecting a lot of the stall keepers to be annoying and shouting etc trying to sell stuff. I usually visit similar markets in Beijing... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I arrived early to check out this market during a week day. Lots of fake stuff and copies. Lots of repeat stalls - fake watches, t-shirts etc etc etc. Nothing special, and couldn't find much authentic Vietnam items although I didn't check out all levels of the market. bit disappointed.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is really a wholesale market. You can find almost anything here at Dong Xuan Market. From different cloth material, to shoes, bags, souvenirs and etc. But please bare with some of the small aisle, the unpleasant smell and sellers that are not too eager to sell their products. It's quite a stuffy place. My husband and I don't really... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Having visited Ben Tanh Market in HCM, we were disappointed with Dong Xuan Market. This is a wholesale market and vendors are not very interested in making "small volume" sales. Most don't speak English so shopping here is difficult. Aisles and stairways are cramped and busy with vendors hauling huge bags in their backs or in trolleys. Be prepared for... More

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Bogor, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you travel to another country, I recommend you to go to their local market, not to their tourist market. And whn you are in Hanoi, I recommend you to go to DOng Xuan market. This market surrounded with a lot of small private store that sell their local products from food to handicrafts. Even if you do not like... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

An undercover market where you can get everything you want, hats, clothing, souvenirs, luggage mobile phone and iphone cases, shoes, just about everything. Becomes very hot inside and can be quiet crowded. Hone up on your bartering skills to get the best price. The street outside becomes an open air market from about 7pm onwards. A must go place for... More

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is where locals shop. We were only westerners that I saw. Massive SND chaotic. We were looking for specific cut out paper birthday cards. Best we could do was $1.75 apiece in tourist area. Picked up ten for a buck apiece. Good deal also on Hmong crafts. This is hot and vibrant but true local color. Off the beaten... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Interesting but very little room to move around. It is not the shoppers that push you out of the way, it is the sellers. If you are in their way, regardless of whether you are looking at their goods, they push you out of the way, and with no apology or 'excuse me'. We managed to purchase some great underwear... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A short walk from our hotel in the Old Quarter, when I got to the markets I thought "here we go again..." more cheap t-shirts & knock off Louis V handbags... BUT- behind the market is the real market that the locals go to. It was a piece of magic. All types of seafood on display including turtles & frogs,... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a bustling market and so far I have only been able to go there on weekdays and found the experience to be rather a let down. Even with help from a local friend, it appears that when it is NOT night market, they are not interested in single transactions. I can only speculate that during the week they... More

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