Dong Xuan Market in Hanoi’s Old Quarter is not only a market for local but also a very attractive destination for tourists. An iconic old market for the capital Hanoi, Dong Xuan Market. Where any visitor to the capital would like to stop by to visit and shop. Information on the Dong Xuan market will open our tour of Dong Xuan market.
How Dong Xuan Market is unique?
Inside Dong Xuan Market there are hundreds of small and large stalls selling a lot of different items. In the beautiful tourist sites in Hanoi, there are many small markets such as Hang Da market, Mo market, Nga Tu market … However, none of these markets sells many kinds of goods. Such as Dong Xuan market. Dong Xuan Market is full of items such as bowls, cups, plastic items to rare items such as silk, brocade, nest … Visitors to the market can also admire rare items and can choose to buy unique products Hanoi as gifts.
It is worth a visit Dong Xuan market
The market has a special area selling specialties Hanoi for visitors such as mushrooms, forest shoots, jams, peaches, Nhat Le cakes … It is rare to find a market in Hanoi with a variety of goods like Dong Xuan market. Inside the market, there are 3 floors and each floor selling the different items. The first floor is the place to buy electronic items, home appliances, clothing, and souvenirs.
The second floor of the market selling mainly clothes used in clothing. Floor 3 sells all kinds of children’s clothes, fashion men and women … Besides the souvenir area, the market also has a separate area specializing in selling specialties Hanoi such as vermicelli, noodles, rice noodles, sticky rice, thick rice, rice, etc. This is also a very attractive area. Many visitors come to eat and enjoy the original specialties of Hanoi.
Top things to do in Dong Xuan Market
Hanoi Dong Xuan Market is a unique project, typical of French architecture. The outside of the market is designed in a triangle shape, with holes like a honeycomb and metal roofing. Not only come to the market to admire this architecture, but you also experience more than that, specifically:
Enjoy shopping with Dong Xuan market stalls
As one of the largest new market in the North so there will be many different items in the market. The ground floor focuses on selling products such as clothes, shoes, electronics, … The second floor is also clothes and fabrics. And the third floor is the floor selling baby goods and baby clothes. Besides, outside the market, there are stalls selling souvenirs, confectionery, food, ect. The market is very large so it is best to go to each floor to see all the interesting things in it.
When is the best time to visit Dong Xuan Market?
Like many other markets, Dong Xuan market is open every day of the week from 6 am to 6 pm. Especially, during the week on Tuesdays and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the market is also open until midnight around 11 pm to serve the shopping needs of all visitors.
How to go there?
Vehicles go through Dong Xuan market
Currently, you can go to Dong Xuan market from 4 main bus stations in Hanoi including My Dinh, Gia Lam, Nuoc Ngam, Yen Nghia.
From the bus station to take a motorbike taxi or taxi to the market, it costs about 40k to 80k. Now you can call Grab or Bee, the price is much cheaper.
The buses passed through Dong Xuan market
- Bus 01: Gia Lam bus station – Yen Nghia bus station
- Bus 02: Bac Co – Nghia Bus Station
- Bus 04: Long Bien – Underground water bus station
- Bus 08: Long Bien – Dong My
- Bus 09: Lakeside – Cau Giay – Lakeside
- Bus 17: Long Bien – Noi Bai
- Bus 23: Nguyen Cong Tru – Van Ho
Recommended 5 accommodation close to Dong Xuan Market
- Antique Angel Hotel
- Medallion Hanoi
- Elite Home Hotel
- La Cascada House & Travel
- Hanoi La Storia Hotel
What to eat in Dong Xuan Market?
Travelling to Dong Xuan market is lacking if you do not experience eating there. If you are a food fanatic, do not miss the list of the most famous restaurants in Dong Xuan market including also at night market in Dong Xuan:
Pho Tiu Ms Phuong
- Price: 30,000 VND
- Opening hours: 6 am to 5 pm
Pho Tiu is one of the oldest pho shops in Dong Xuan market. The shop only sells pho with unique features, so it is always a mountain of customers. A full bowl of pho is priced at 30k including Thinly sliced char siu, dried onions, roasted peanuts, herbs and esoteric sauce make the restaurant’s name. Travelling to discover Dong Xuan market without enjoying a bowl of Pho Ti, you are afraid that your experience is not perfect. The feature of the restaurant is that it is sold in a narrow alley, so you have to send your car to walk in and remember until 5:00 pm.
Dried beef salad
- Price: 30,000 VND
Dried beef salad is one of the delicious dishes that must try when travelling to Dong Xuan market. The salad here is marinated very well with each large piece of dry beef, so it still retains the softness of the meat. In addition to the salad, you can eat more meat and shrimp filter cake that is very delicious without being tough.
Noodles with bamboo sticks
Mention Hanoi is to mention bun cha, but you will feel more wonderful if you can enjoy bun cha sandwich in Dong Xuan. The restaurant’s minced pork rolls are wrapped with grilled flat leaves that are just cooked to not be burned, as many places really will make you not disappointed. Each vermicelli set here is priced at 30,000 dongs, not too expensive, right?
Co Mam shrimp cake
Hanoi’s specialties also include shrimp cakes and you can also find this delicious dish at Dong Xuan market. The cake is deep fried without oil and grease, served with sweet and sour sauce, raw vegetables are number 1. The cake costs 12k apiece and a person who eats about 2.3 pieces is just that.
The bakery is usually open in the afternoon, located in a small roadside kit, so most people often buy it to go, but few people sit back to eat. The cakes here include two types of sesame sweet and savoury meat, both of which are extremely popular with customers. Crispy, transparent rice cake served with raw vegetables and sweet and sour sauce is a delicious bag that is very cheap, only 5k apiece
Dong Xuan Market is not only a place for shopping but also a place to bring pleasure to many visitors. With information on Dong Xuan market. Origin Vietnam wants more tourists to know about the market. And hope all have a pleasant experience when visiting the symbolic market of Hanoi.
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