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“We were disappointed even when we went with low expectations”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Night Market

Night Market
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Hanoi Night Market and Street Food Tour
Ranked #55 of 276 things to do in Hanoi
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“We were disappointed even when we went with low expectations”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We heard many mixed reviews about this market and had really low expectations when we decided to visit but yet it managed to disappoint us. This market is unlike the street markets of Bangkok where you are able to not only shop and find bargains for souvenirs and clothes, but also enjoy some local street eats, neither is it like the organized mess of Hong Kong's street markets.

There was virtually zero street food, the variety of the souvenirs there were limited, the local stall keepers were unfriendly and the prices quoted to us were exorbitant. To make matters worse, we were rudely brushed aside when we tried asking for a discount for some t-shirts.

Overall, it really wasn't a pleasant experience. We were much better off shopping for souvenirs at the shops along the lake which we deemed "tourist traps" when we first arrived. There, we were offered better prices. I guess that makes sense since the market stalls are only able to operate on weekend nights and they would have to make their profit somehow.

Visited May 2013
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“Unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

This one is different to the ones found in other Asian cities. Go there at least once to experience it.

Visited April 2013
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“Hanoi Night Market”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

A really long stretch of streets filled with stalls when night falls. They are really different, as they are selling the same kind of items next to each stall, before you can find another stretch of stalls selling the same type of items. Narrow walkway with motorbike coming in & out of it as they transportation their goods.

Visited May 2013
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“Beats shopping in the day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

I reviewed the Old quarter and commented that most shops are being rude and ripping off customers with sky-high prices.

This market is different. Because locals visit this market as well, the goods seems to be of better variety and prices are definitely a lot better. As it is open only on weekends (Fri-Sun), the crowd is massive and I will not recommend overly young children and elderly with mobility issues to WALK (the crowd pushes you at times and there are still some motorcycles even when the street is sealed off to traffic).

While shopping, one can also enjoy some dessert by the roadside which are quite tasty. Do it Hanoi style and sit on their tiny stools on the pavement, its an experience!

Visited April 2013
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“Wonderful atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Dong xuan night market is wonderful place to see the movement of young generation in Hanoi. The market only open at the weekend from 7pm therefore dont try to find it during the week days. In the night market, there are many things to buy from souvernir things, cloths and many other interesting and cute items. The prices are often cheaper than the day shops. However the most interesting thing for me in the night market is atmosphere created by many young couple, many beautiful girls.

Visited January 2013
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