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The market is not only a commercial place but also where people can exchange and express the culture of a region.

Dong Xuan Market

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Dong Xuan Market is located in the Old Quarter of Dong Xuan Ward with its main gate on Dong Xuan Street. This is one of the biggest and oldest markets of Hanoi. Established in 1889 under the Nguyen Dynasty, the market has coexisted with this capital land through many ups and downs of the times. Originally, it was an open-air market with thatched roofs. Only years later was it rebuilt into a more solidly constructed market. Dong Xuan Market is not only a famous historic site but also the main wholesale market of the Northern region. It sells a variety of household items, footwear, textiles, and clothing. Besides, the market is also thought of as a junk-food paradise when all of Hanoi’s specialties are gathered here. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night, in front of Dong Xuan Market’s gate, they also hold a very lively night market.

Dong Ba Market 

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Dong Ba Market resides on the left bank of Huong River, next to Tran Hung Dao Street – the arterial road of Hue. Not only is Dong Ba Market the most bustling trading center in the area but it also holds much of the Ancient Capital people’s values. The market was built in 1899 under King Thanh Thai. At Dong Ba Market, you will always hear the cries of mothers and aunties in their graceful Central dialect and experience the authentic Hue people’s pace of life.  Therefore, it is the place to go if one wants to learn about the Ancient Capital’s culture. The market consists of a three-story building at the center (called “the bell tower”) and a U-shaped ring of bustling shops that encompass it and the whole area. In addition to everyday items, the market also sells uniquely artistic souvenirs of Hue such as Phu Cam non las (conical leaf hat), Lai Bang mango plums, Ho Tinh dried lotus seeds, Sinh Village paper flowers, etc. Not only that, but this place also sells a myriad of mesmerizing Hue dishes: from fiery-hot mussel rice to creamy banh beo, from flavoursome Nam Pho banh canh to all kinds of sweet gruel.

Dam Market 

Nha Trang’s Dam Market can be found on Ben Cho Street, Van Thanh Ward of Nha Trang City. This is the coastal city’s biggest central market and commercial symbol. The market received its name from being built on a vast marshland in 1908. It was designed as a two-story circular architecture with a V-shaped folded plate roof, which represents pure lotus flowers. Dam Market is divided into three main areas for visitors to sightsee and shop with convenience, which includes the central area and the left and right-wing. The central area is the place to buy daily necessities and many souvenirs made from seashells of odd and eye-catching shapes. The left-wing specializes in fresh seafood at reasonable prices. The right-wing sells Nha Trang’s specialties such as banh trang, green chili salt, fish cake, fermented condiments, etc. for tourists to buy as gifts.

Ben Thanh Market

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Ben Thanh Market lies on Le Loi Street which is part of Saigon’s central District 1. It is both the most long-standing market and symbol of Saigon. Operating since 1914, this over 100yearold market is not only a bustling trading area that attracts visitors from everywhere but also a historical witness to various vicissitudes of the city. At Ben Thanh Market, all kinds of languages can be heard from English, French to Korean, Chinese, etc. Thus, the fact that merchants can speak two to three foreign languages fluently is no longer a novelty at Ben Thanh Market. The Market has nearly 1,450 stalls and 6,000 small businesses wholesaling and retailing all kinds of goods: from clothing, footwear, textiles, handicrafts, brocade, jewelry to regional specialties.

Nga Bay Floating Market 

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Nga Bay Floating Market (also called Phung Hiep Floating Market) is part of Nga Bay Town, Hau Giang Province. Established in 1915, this market is known for being the oldest one in the Mekong Delta. People called it Nga Bay because the market lies on the intersection of seven rivers: Cai Con, Mang Ca, Bung Tau, Soc Trang, Xeo Mon, Lai Hieu, Xeo Vong. Not only is it the soul of the water, but Nga Bay Floating Market also preserves traces of the ancestors, and reflects the near-century-old river-trading culture customs of the forefathers on this fertile alluvial land. In the early hours of the morning, the market is already packed with buyers and sellers. From every river branch, boats full of fruits, vegetables, seafood, necessities, etc. all flock to Nga Bay Floating Market. To fully experience the appeal of the countryside, one must sit on a boat and enjoy the rustic Western specialties along with a glass of Vietnamese white coffee, and listen to folk songs.

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