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Though not quite the same since a devastating fire in 1994, this famous market is nevertheless a landmark trading post.
Dong Xuan and Hang Chieu Sts., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 90 467 65 41
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All reviews indoor market place to buy souvenirs cashew nuts big market great market for sale shop owners stalls selling hoan kiem lake bustling chaos
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Hardware. Cooking ware. Plastic sandals, rhinestone hair clips. Knock off watches. Fleece baby blankets and everything in between. Watch out for your wallets.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shine47
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dong Xiang Market is in the centre district of Hanoi. Originally built by the French administration in 1889. The market has been renovated several times with the latest in 1994. Offering a wide range of goods such as fresh produce, souvenirs, accessories and clothing. There...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Naina-Damani
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tuan-Hoa Vietnam silk sell silk/viscose mix saying its 100% silk! They sell fabric that they say it’s raw silk, its a lie, its 100% viscose. If you want real silk do not go here. If you want to buy real silk go to a proper...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank konigin k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy very cheap goods and the smell of dirty urine, then this is the place for you. Otherwise, spend time doing other activities when visiting Hanoi.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank uncg_nurse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great variety of products available on sale. The night market is open from Friday through Sunday weekly. Things sold include: clothing, gift cards, shoes etc. Remember that the sellers often quote you a price higher than they expect to get; that is, they ask...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dominic_yoong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great visit here - when we visited it seemingly is a market without the constant harassment of shop owners that other markets have, definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BenGenn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy market. Not the friendliest vendors. I did bargain for a couple of things. Got a better price than from the street vendor shops. Very crowded so you have to really watch your purses etc.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dong Xuan is quite a big nightmarket in Hanoi that only takes place on the weekend. They basically sell the same things you can find in shops and other night markets around Vietnam but it is still nice to see and try to get some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnniCatti
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The market was good to see and a lot of items on sale. Fresh food, spices, live animals/reptiles, clothes, etc. It's worth a visit but nothing spectacular.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eicker
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Before I went here I read reviews and some were good some were bad , so I thought no ok it cant be all that bad well I would not recommend any one to go here no room to walk around and really there better...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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December 4, 2018|
Response from scubacol11 | Reviewed this property |
the fresh food area is through the back of the front building in the next building and fruit and veg being on stalls outside on roadside,hope this helps,regards,colin.
August 14, 2018|
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Response from RaktimRay | Reviewed this property |
I went at around 5 PM and saw most shops already closed and a few that remained were wrapping up.
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United Arab Emirates
Tet 2018 (23 Replies)
Tet next year is on Feb 16. Do you have idea if Hanoi night market, Bia Hoi Corner, and Dong Xuan Market are open on 17th and 18th? I accidentally booked a ticket during Tet :-/ I am afraid that everything will be closed during this period
December 20, 2017|
Response fromTravel Sense Asia|
Hi, You should spend your time in Ta Hien street and somes famous streets in Hanoi Old quarter. I cannot make sure Dong Xuan market will be opened at that time. But you will enjoy the special atmosphere of Hanoi in traditional Holiday. happy travels
Taxi rides (19 Replies)
Had bad experience at Ho Chi Minh City Mar 06. Was later advised by Trip advisor citizens that I should always call to book a taxi. Not to flag one down. I am going to Hanoi soon, is this applicable to Hanoi? Even during day time,eg. after shopping at Dong Xuan market, i should call the cab company for a cab? Are there additional booking charges?
April 06, 2007|
Response fromland p|
Hi Gesline, It doesn't matter if you call or flag one down as long as it's from a reputable company. In Hanoi, the hotel manager told me to use the taxi (04) 820 20 20. Don't use any taxi with no name or a small wording "Tourist Taxi" or something stuck on their white vehicle. I was cheated by this one. If you have to use these people, negotiate the fare. Never use meter as their meter run too fast. I thought somewhere in the Old Quarter they said 7 US Dollars to airport. I used...More
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Markets and shopping (9 Replies)
Hi guys Any idea whether the Hom market, Buoi Market and Dong Xuan market are worth visiting? or should i stick to the tried and tested Old quarter shopping area?
September 21, 2012|
Response fromCreakingBones|
If you enjoy looking round markets they're all worth visiting, but the goods on sale are mostly aimed at local people. Cho Hom is very good for fabrics, but for souvenir and other shopping you're more likely to find what you are looking for in the small shops in the Old Quarter and Cathedral District.