Located on Con Dao Island and belongs to the off mainland Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Con Dao Market is crowded with locals and travelers. With diverse seafood and Con Dao market is a destination that travelers shouldn’t miss once coming to Con Dao Island.
How Con Dao Market is unique?
The market opens twice from the morning around 5:00 am to 10:00 am, and the afternoon lasts from 16:00 until almost evening. Located on Pham Van Dong street, it has become one of the fascinating destinations in Con Dao to see the authentic trading of local people. Because there is no supermarket or mall in Con Dao at the moment, that is why you can catch the whole scene of daily life trading here.
The products in The Con Dao market are extremely diverse. While the big market is full of goods, they are clearly divided into different zones. It consists mainly of two zones: the seafood area and the dry food area, essential goods and vegetables. Besides, the Con Dao market also has toad markets.
The most popular one is the market selling fresh seafood along the coast, mainly crowded in the early morning from 3:00 to 6:00 am, sold by fishermen who catch fish all night and come back to sell them. These toad markets are where seafood has just been delivered from the fishing boat directly, so the prices here are cheaper than in the main market and the seafood is also fresher.
Furthermore, there is a wide range of necessities for islanders and tourists at the market. Fruit and vegetables are fresh. Also, there are many foodstuffs for example meat and seafood as well as processed and vegetarian foods which you can buy here.
It is worth a visit Con Dao Market
With those who love fresh seafood, it is ideal for you to taste freshly-caught fish, shrimp, squid, crab and clam, among others, at affordable prices. Moreover, everyone travel to Con Dao can buy some souvenirs and gifts for families and friends at Con Dao market. The roasted fruit of terminalia catappa, or bang in Vietnamese, is a unique specialty there which you can try.
In addition, there are some small packs of the roasted fruit which are a perfect gift after a visit to the island. You can also find key chains, bracelets, wind chimes and conches in different shapes and sizes for gifts at the island.
In general, Con Dao Market will bring you the chance to discover the real life and daily activities of island habitants for discover.