5 oldest and most famous markets in Vietnam

The market is a place to exchange, buy and sell products, and also a place that expresses the unique cultural characteristics of the region. This article lists the 5 oldest and most famous markets in Vietnam that any tourist should not miss. Coming here, tourists not only can buy favorite items and souvenirs but also explore the architecture of these long-standing markets and the daily life of the locals.

5 oldest and most famous markets in Vietnam

1. Dong Xuan Market - Hanoi
As one of the largest and oldest markets in Hanoi, Dong Xuan Market is located in the Old Town in Dong Xuan Ward, with a history of hundreds of years from the Nguyen Dynasty. The market is associated with the ups and downs of Thang Long with a thousand-year culture, which has witnessed changes in Hanoi city.

In addition to historical values, Dong Xuan market is the busiest place to buy and sell, including a variety of household items, shoes, fabrics and clothing. Not only goods, people also know Dong Xuan as a famous food area of ​​Hanoi, a familiar destination for traditional food lovers. You can enjoy the traditional dishes of Hanoi such Bun Rieu, Bun Cha, Banh Mi, Che…
 
2. Dong Ba Market - Hue
Formed in 1887, Dong Ba Market is both a building with unique architecture and a witness to many historical changes of Hue ancient capital. The total area of ​​the market is over 47, 614m², including 9 surrounding blocks and many separate areas... In the market, there are thousands of stores and street vendors. On average, each day, there are from 5, 000 to 7, 000 visitors to the market. On holidays, the market is crowded with over 1.2 thousand people.

In addition to being a major trading center of Hue with a history of more than 100 years, Dong Ba market is also a place with a tradition of resilient struggle through two wars against France and the US. And Dong Ba market has entered poetry and music as one of the symbols of the ancient capital, an indispensable destination in Hue tours.
 
3. Dam Market - Nha Trang
Dam Market is the central market of the coastal city of Nha Trang, a beautiful and unique architectural work. The reason is called Dam market because it is located on an old 7-acre lagoon, connecting to Nha Trang estuary at the foot of Ha Ra bridge. If you have arrived in Nha Trang, visitors must definitely visit this market.

The market now sells a wide variety of products, from household items to souvenir items or seafood. At the entrance, the car park is open to the market area, and along the two sides of the market is a place to sell seafood, dried, baked rolls and souvenir items. Market center selling essential goods.
 
4. Ben Thanh Market - Ho Chi Minh
In Saigon, nobody doesn’t know Ben Thanh Market. This is the oldest market and symbol of Ho Chi Minh City. Operating since 1914, this 100-year market is not only a crowded market, but also a witness to the ups and downs of the city. It sells a lot of items, from clothing, shoes, textiles, handicrafts, brocade, jewelry to specialty food.

With the traditional value of a long-standing trade center, the market attracts a large number of foreign tourists visiting and shopping. In this market, people use many languages for trading. At night, the area around the Ben Thanh Market gathers into a bustling night market to create a vibrant colorful Saigon.
 
5. Nga Bay - Hau Giang floating market
With a dense river terrain, the South of Vietnam is famous for floating markets on the water, including Nga Bay floating market, which is the oldest famous market in the Mekong Delta. Nga Bay floating market, also known as Phung Hiep floating market, belongs to Nga Bay town, which was formed in 1915. This is a famous floating market in Hau Giang province, where all activities of trading and exchanging goods of residents in the Mekong River Delta occur. This place is not only a place to trade goods but also a place to attract large numbers of tourists.

Visitors when coming here will see a myriad of colors of fruits, vegetables, and daily appliances in the river. You can easily see the bright red of rambutan, the ripening color of mangosteen, or feel the aroma of durian. Each boat only sells one fruit or commodity and that goods will be suspended from a tall pole.