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Dong Hoi Market

Dong Hoi Market is one of the markets specializing in selling fresh seafood. During your trip to Quang Binh, just by visiting this market you will enjoy many delicious and attractive dishes, and freely buy famous specialties as gifts for relatives and friends. Let’s learn more about this unique market with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Dong Hoi Market?

Dong Hoi Market is a busy market located on Me Suot street, in Hai Dinh ward, city. Dong Hoi, Quang Binh province, Vietnam. About 3 km east of Dong Hoi city center and about 500 km south of Hanoi capital.

2. How is Dong Hoi market unique?

This market is built on the Nhat Le river, very close to the Mother Suot monument and Nhat Le bridge. Therefore, when traveling to Dong Hoi, besides visiting famous tourist destinations, many people also choose to visit this market, both exploring the living culture of the people and looking to buy fresh food. delicious with an affordable price. The market operates from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day.

Moreover, it is the largest seafood market in Quang Binh province, the seafood source here is many, diverse and fresh. In particular, types such as squid, crab, shrimp, crab, etc. are commonly sold. Especially, the meat is firm and sweet, not salty like seafood in many other sea areas.

In fact, Quang Binh province has more than 116km of seaway, most fishermen’s boats will be taken to markets by small traders after docking. Therefore, Quang Binh seafood is highly appreciated by many people for its freshness and cheap price. In addition, Dong Hoi Market not only serves locals, but many tourists also visit this market to buy food for processing or as gifts.

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3. When is the best time to visit Dong Hoi market?

The most ideal time to visit and buy seafood at Dong Hoi market is around 3:00 p.m. every day. At this time, when the fishing boats have just arrived, the number of buyers and sellers is very large because the seafood is at its freshest. You also need to be quick to choose the right type. Besides, if you want to buy cheap, you often have to buy a lot, so you can buy together with friends and relatives to save costs.

4. How to get to Dong Hoi market?

4.1 Moving To Quang Binh

4.1.1 By train

If you travel from Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue or Saigon, you can buy a train ticket to travel to Quang Binh.

  • Traveling from Hanoi: the train from Hanoi – Quang Binh takes about 10 hours. Seat tickets cost about 300,000 VND, bed tickets range from 500,000 – 700,000 VND depending on each floor. Besides, for those who traveling from Vinh and Thanh Hoa can also use these trains.
  • From Da Nang, Hue: Hue is 160km from Quang Binh, traveling by train takes about 3 hours. The distance from Da Nang to Quang Binh is longer (about 270km), taking about 6 hours by train.
  • Traveling from Saigon: from Saigon you can book train tickets to Dong Hoi – Quang Binh station. The lowest ticket price is about 400,000 VND and can be up to 1,300,000 VND/ticket if you choose the type with better quality service.

4.1.2 By passenger car

When traveling to Quang Binh, in addition to the train, you can choose to travel by bus.

  • Traveling from Hanoi: Quang Binh tourist bus from Hanoi takes about 10 – 12 hours and costs 200,000 – 450,000 VND depending on the time. Buses from Hanoi usually depart at about 7:00 p.m. and arrive in Quang Binh at about 6:00 a.m. the next morning.
  • From Da Nang: the bus to Da Nang – Quang Binh takes about 5 hours, available at any time. Reference ticket price: 150,000 VND.
  • Traveling from Saigon: you can catch a bus at Mien Dong bus station for about 500,000 – 600,000 VND. However, note that because of the distance, if you choose to take a bus, it will be quite difficult and time-consuming.

4.1.3 By plane

If you want to save more time, you can book a plane ticket to Quang Binh.

  • Traveling from Hanoi: from Hanoi to travel to Quang Binh, you can buy a plane ticket with a flight time of about 1 hour.
  • Traveling from Saigon: from Saigon to Quang Binh by plane, flight time to Quang Binh is about 1.5 hours. In particular, the advice for you is to consult and book tickets early to book tickets at good prices.

4.2 Traveling to Dong Hoi market from Dong Hoi city center

Dong Hoi Market is very close to Dong Hoi city center, it will only take you nearly 10 minutes to get to this market. Specifically, you should follow the route: Tran Hung Dao – Nguyen Huu Canh – Le Loi – Me Suot to reach the market. Besides, you can also pocket the Quang Binh tourist map or turn on the route finding app to make it more convenient to travel and search for nearby tourist attractions.

5. Enjoying Quang Binh specialties when visiting Dong Hoi market

If you are wondering what to eat when coming to Dong Hoi market? Then you can completely rest assured because this place brings together all the dishes of all three regions: North – Central – South. Actually, there are many attractive dishes of this locality that you definitely should not miss: banh xeo, porridge soup, banh canh, Cu de Quang Binh candy,…Besides, the market also sells many Quang Binh specialties and specialties. Quang Binh products as gifts. Such as sweet potatoes, dried fish,…for tourists to enjoy and buy for relatives and friends.

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6. Accommodation when traveling to Dong Hoi city

It is not difficult for you to choose a place to stay in Dong Hoi city because the system of resorts, hotels, motels, and homestays here is very diverse. Depending on your financial ability and service needs, you can choose a 3-star – 5-star hotel. Especially, some accommodation spots with good services are highly appreciated by tourists, such as:

6.1 Resorts:

  • MANLI Resort Quang Binh. Address: No. 379 Truong Phap, Quang Phu Commune, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Gold Coast Hotel Resort & Spa. Address: Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Bao Ninh, Bao Ninh Commune, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Sun Spa resort. Address: Vo Nguyen Giap street, My Canh, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.

6.2 Hotels:

  • Muong Thanh Holiday Quang Binh. Address: No. 119 Truong Phap, Hai Thanh ward, Hai Thanh, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • Vinpearl Hotel Quang Binh. Address: Quach Xuan Ky, Hai Dinh, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • Muong Thanh Luxury Nhat Le Hotel. Address: 121 Truong Phap, Bac Ly, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Nam Long Hotel. Address: 22 Ho Xuan Huong, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • Riverside Hotel. Address: 15 Truong Phap, Dong My, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.

6.3 Homestays:

  • Ocean View Homestay. Address: Truong Phap Street, Quang Phu Village, Quang Phu Commune, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Dolphin Homestay. Address: 42 Nguyen Du, Dong My, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • RiverView HomeStay. Address: 93 Truong Phap, Bac Ly, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • ADP Homestay. Address: 42 Le Quy Don, Dong My, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.

7. Some other famous tourist destinations in Quang Binh

Besides Dong Hoi market, you can visit many famous local markets. Such as: Dong Hoi station market, Dong Hoi big market, Dong Hoi night market or Ba Don Quang Binh market,… Each market has its own colors. own, selling a variety of products for you to freely choose from.

Quang Binh is also famous for many other scenic spots. Such as: Quang Phu sand dunes, Canh Duong mural village, Da Nhay beach, Phong Nha cave, Son Doong cave in Quang Binh, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park,…

Dong Hoi Market is closely associated with the daily lifestyle of local people. Therefore, this is not only a simple shopping market but also becomes a tourist destination that attracts many people to visit every day. Besides fresh seafood, you can also come here to buy local specialties as gifts after your trip.

Are you wondering where to choose for your upcoming vacation? Please contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator. With a team of consultants, tour operators and experienced and dedicated local guides. We will accompany you on your tours in Quang Binh to explore the beauty of Dong Hoi market and hope the above sharing will help you make your visit and experience more convenient.

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