Referring to Hanoi, it would be a shortcoming to not mention Dong Xuan market, a symbol, a pride, and a tourist destination in the capital of Hanoi.
Where is Dong Xuan market?
Dong Xuan market is located in the old quarter area, where the east of the market is Dong Xuan market lane, the west is Dong Xuan street, the south is Cau Dong street, and the north is Hang Khoai street. The main gate of the market is located on Dong Xuan street.
Built in the late 19th century under the Nguyen Dynasty, Dong Xuan market is not only the busiest shopping area in Hanoi but also a famous historical place of the capital. On February 14, 1947, Dong Xuan market was the place where the most fierce battle took place and was a great battle of Hanoi's army and people in the early days of the resistance.
Dong Xuan night market
What is Dong Xuan market attractions?
As a major wholesale market in the northern region, the Dong Xuan market consists of a 3-storey building and 5 arches on an area of over 6,500 square meters. At the market, there is a variety of items such as clothes, shoes, household items, toys, and fabrics with traditional motifs, etc. Also, there are also stalls of candies, souvenirs, and food, etc. outside the market.
Dong Xuan market is divided into many areas based on the floors and always crowded with people who go to buy and sell goods. Right from the entrance on the first floor, you come across a variety of shops for clothes, shoes, sunglasses of all kinds to electronics such as chargers, cables, flashlights, and radio speakers, etc.
Inside Dong Xuan market
The goods here are mainly from China. The second floor is a wholesale area that sells clothes, cloth, silk, and brocade for adults, and the third floor is reserved for shops selling clothes and items for babies, children, etc.
Besides, there is Dong Xuan alley next to Dong Xuan market, which is an extremely concentrated place for many restaurants. That is a spot you cannot miss if you want to explore Hanoi cuisine. You will find a lot of delicious, nutritious, and cheap dishes such as sparerib porridge, kebab rice noodles, shrimp cakes, soya noodles with eel, and sweet soup, etc.
Dong Xuan market cuisine
Notably, in the evening every Friday and weekends, in front of Dong Xuan market gate, there is also a night market. Let's soak up the crowded, bustling atmosphere of the night market with all kinds of goods, souvenirs, and enjoy delicious street food here.