Dong Xuan Market

Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Dong Xuan Market Reviews: 3/5

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Though not quite the same since a devastating fire in 1994, this famous market is nevertheless a landmark trading post.
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eamesescape
Melbourne, Australia176 contributions
Fascinating, a great Location!
Nov 2019
Dong Xuan Market is housed within a four-storey Soviet-style building on the northern edge of Hanoi Old Quarter. The market has a bustling wet market section on the ground floor, where locals shop for seafood, meat, and vegetables while the back section sells an array of pets (cats, dogs, and fish) and fresh flowers from all across Vietnam. If you’re looking to shop for souvenirs, head to the upper levels, where you can find numerous stalls selling tee shirts, fabrics, school uniforms, handbags, handicrafts, all of which are sold at wholesale prices. There’s also a massive dining area within Dong Xuan Market, with food vendors selling Vietnamese coffee and exotic local dishes for as low as VND 15,000. Highly recommended dishes include tiet canh (duck blood soup), fried frog, bun cha (marinated grilled pork served with noodles), and banh cuon (rolled cake). Dong Xuan Market is Hanoi’s largest indoor market, offering a wide range of goods such as fresh produce, souvenirs, accessories and clothing, as well as electronic and household appliances. This is an exciting day trip , go early in the morning have brunch and spend at least 4 hours exploring.
Written July 9, 2020
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AnthonyM80
San Antonio, TX11 contributions
Not worth visiting, don’t waste your time!
May 2020 • Couples
Do not waste your time coming here or your money. There is nothing to see, it’s just a big filthy market. The vendors are rude. They are miserable people that hate tourists. They mostly sell things wholesale they do not sell to tourists. One lady shoved a sign in our face saying “no retail.” Atleast if you come here, you wont be hassled. They will just ignore you even if you ask a question. I don’t even know why this is recommended as a tourist attraction.
Written May 28, 2020
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Quack H
HONG KONG2,810 contributions
Worth going if you have plenty of free time
Jan 2020
Me and dad were in Hanoi for almost a week and we were looking for things to do and places to go and one of the places we wanted to visit was a local market, hence we walked all the way to Dong Xuan Market. It was just a market, if you have plenty of time in Hanoi, do visit.
Written April 13, 2020
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timmind
Stevens Point, WI402 contributions
Chaotic, gritty, real Hanoi - worth a look but not tourist oriented
Mar 2020
Huge, crowded, aisle after aisle packed with goods. Really not very tourist oriented. After bargaining for some refrigerator magnets at a souvenir stall near the entrance on the ground floor (yes, cheaper than the shops) we ventured upstairs and into the chaotic maze of wholesale sellers on the upper floors. Skip those, stay on the ground floor. Enjoy the cheap souvenir stands, then visit the produce stalls on the other side of the building for local color. And watch your belongings closely. Remember where you entered because its easy to get turned around on these streets.
Written March 25, 2020
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Derrick F
2 contributions
The night market; Dong Xuan is it
Feb 2020
You will find anything and everything you are in search of and other things. It is situated within walking distance from the existing quarter area. Even in case you do not purchase one thing it is still well worth the time and requires a good look. Far more than something remember to bargain just before paying the ultimate price. Vietnamese love negotiating rates with foreigners.
Written March 13, 2020
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia1,289 contributions
Just another market
Mar 2020 • Friends
I visited this market and it didn't seem the best or friendliest market I've been to. My friend got refused to buy something she wanted too! Big and nice street food section
Written March 9, 2020
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Pacat S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9 contributions
DO NOT TAKE ANY TAXI FROM THERE!
Feb 2020 • Family
My Grab apps went wrong and my battery ran out of juice, therefore I had to use the taxi to my hotel at Hilton Garden Inn about 3-5km away. Usually Grab will charge around VND38K so I was ready to get charged double the amount (or even VND100K)

Imagine my shock when the meter shows our 10mins drive cost VND406K! I don't want to prolong the argument so here I am, warning all future travellers not to get scammed just like I did.
Written February 10, 2020
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malomax
Brisbane, Australia369 contributions
Personally, not worth the walk
Jan 2020 • Family
Worth visiting to see the market, but I wouldn’t buy there. It was super crowded and things like shoes etc looked poor quality. Much better buying in the Old Quarter.
Written February 9, 2020
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julia b
60 contributions
Very busy and crammed with stuff
Nov 2019
This place is huge with the 3 levels but I found it too crowded. There are so many stalls crammed in there that at certain parts the walkway was unpassable and a fire hazard. We did buy anything but it was cool to look around.
Written February 6, 2020
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burygirlkeeper
Bury, UK389 contributions
Not what we are used to - not like uk/thai/bali
Feb 2020 • Couples
I was expecting more food stalls, bargain snacks, replica premium brands etc not clothing for toddlers, raw fish, wholesale goods. Not really meant for tourists I think, but it was interesting to see where corner shops might get their stuff.
Written February 5, 2020
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