Central Market

Central Market, Hoi An: Address, Central Market Reviews: 4/5

Central Market
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The fresh fish dock and the affordable silk tailors are some high points of this thriving all-day market.
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
Frequented by residents and tourists, the locals arrive early to start bargaining for food, fish and spices. Located on the Thu Bon riverbank, the market vendors offer clothing, supplies and a variety of assorted goods. This is the place to use your bargaining skills.
Written February 19, 2020
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GRLUK
Plymouth, UK350 contributions
This market had a real buzz about it on the day we took a long stroll through its many stalls and shops. The sights and sounds gave us a great feeling of being somewhere really different and without the overlay of the traffic noise in the two big capitals.
We were lucky, it was close to our hotel, but it is worth making the effort to visit.
Written March 15, 2020
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peteboonywilliams
Sydney, Australia124 contributions
Couples
This is a massive market with numerous shops/stalls/bars/restaurants/waterfront boat rides, basically attracting every form of tourist visiting Hoi An. For the street food lover the section that resembles a food hall situation was just amazing. We had to go back a number of times to try all the local favourites.
Written January 18, 2020
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Good_Partner
Sydney, Australia4,238 contributions
There was nothing special about this central market if you have visited similar ones in other city. Since it's the route to access to Hoi An Ancient Town, traffic was very heavy. For this reason, hawker stalls nearing road side would be upset when tourists stood there a bit too long. They would shout at people loudly.
Written February 8, 2020
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Travelaround59
London, UK1,701 contributions
Friends
I kind of like the market full of noise and colour and definitely smelly but not that much touristic: you can see that most of the things are sold to local people.
Of course the bits that sell custom jewellery and bags and horn pieces are more touristic but I did enjoy walking and browsing...such fun!
Written February 14, 2020
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Matt
7 contributions
Family
Central Market isn’t anything spectacular. They have the same old same old. Souvenirs, food, and produce. You’re better off going to a local market such as tiger market. Where you won’t be hassled, will have better food and is a much better experience as there are more locals.
Written January 16, 2020
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PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,804 contributions
Family
The Central market essential caters to the locals, so not exactly a place to hang around. Since we were in the area we walked around. A lot of fresh poultry, vegetables and fruit vendors can be seen trading. There are also makeshift eateries selling local delicacies (not exactly for us).
Written May 9, 2019
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Hemen B
Philadelphia, PA482 contributions
Family
Lovely vibrant market within Hoi An ancient town with street food stalls, fruit and vegetable stalls and other edibles. You can also buy various other things such as incense, oils, scorpion/ snake wines etc. Worth a visit to see all the local varieties.
Written January 11, 2018
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Steve S
Bognor Regis, UK750 contributions
Couples
the daily mayhem of the market , long hours these people work , sell anything and try the street food its great ,
Written March 6, 2018
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eri_ha411
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions
Couples
Not for the faint hearted or clean freak but an absolute treasure for travellers looking to see the actual real local people going about with their daily business. A real busy place with lots of cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles & people moving at the same street at the same time. Do watch out for traffic & haggling is a MUST! Store owners are general friendly but will keep calling out for customers to buy stuff. Do not be surprised if locals push goods into your face asking you to buy, just walk away & tell them “No thank you”. Market is dirty with muddy water (rainy season) & goods are placed in baskets or on crates on the ground randomly.
A great place to see, smell & experience a true blue Vietnam local market place!
I bought sliced mangoes which are heavenly & cheap, fish sauce 100ml x 5 bottles & dried rice paper.
Written January 3, 2018
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