Top most famous night markets in Vietnam

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014. Last updated Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:56

The night markets in Vietnam are one of the most impressive cultural features in the diversity of cultures spanning the length of the country. Discovering fascinating destinations surely leave the good impressions to tourists in minds.

Night market is one of the unique culture features attracting the great number of tourists to Vietnam travel. Each region retains its different customs and habits; the night market thus is increasingly much more diverse and richer. Immersed in the nightlife, contemplating living activities of the locals and enjoy the unique regional cuisine, tourists will find extremely interesting experiences in the journey of exploring the famous night markets in Vietnam. In addition, tourists can freely select the souvenirs or commodities from shop assistants extremely friendly and hospitable. Together with exciting destinations, wonderful beaches and spectacular natural landscapes, exploring the night market is one of the exciting things to do in Vietnam.

 

Tay Do night market – Can Tho

 

Can Tho Market

Can Tho Market – Source: Image from Flickr

 

As one of the most fascinating cultural destinations in Vietnam tours to Mekong Delta, Tay Do night market today retains the harmonious combination between the architecture and surrounding landscapes strongly inspired Mekong Delta style. The market is divided into separate booths which are actually scientific, airy, clean and aesthetic. The paths in the market are asphalted and extremely spacious. In particular, the products at Tay Do night market are credibly diverse and varied which is ready to meet the needs of residents and tourists in choosing their own products. Along with serving the purpose of purchasing commodities, Tay Do night market is also home to new modern entertainment services such as video games, outdoor music theater and other entertainment programs.

Participating in the night market, tourists will surely have an enjoyable trip. This complex picture realistically sketches the life and the living conditions of residents in the downstream of famous Mekong River. As one of the most famous Vietnam night markets in general and Mekong Delta travel in particular, Tay Do night market is the most appealing tourist attractions in Can Tho attracting the large number of domestic and foreign tourists. Generous and friendly people in Mekong Delta would certainly deeply leave the good impressions to tourists in the mind.

 

Ben Thanh night market – Saigon

 

Ben Thanh night market

Ben Thanh night market – Source: Image from Flickr

 

Ben Thanh night market is located on 4 streets, namely Phan Chu Trinh, Phan Boi Chau, Luu Van Lang and Nguyen An Ninh. The booths are prepared from 6pm daily, yet tourists have to wait until 8 pm when all store fully served for going sightseeing and shopping. Tourists going to the market are mostly foreigners who love unique cultural characteristics of Saigon and look for favorite items for you and your loved ones. It is also the favorite rendezvous of young people for relaxing with friends after a day of working hard and studying. Ben Thanh night market is the world of goods and souvenirs from the precious commodity to the statue of Vietnamese charming girl in her “ao dai” (traditional long dress) or the colorful brocade wallets. Along with their shopping, tourists can set foot on food stores in order to enjoy the cuisine of North – Central – South.

 

Dinh Cau night market Phu Quoc – Kien Giang

 

Dinh Cau Night Market

Dinh Cau Night Market – Source: Image from Panoramio

 

The market is held from afternoon to 10 pm. The busiest timing is from 7pm onwards. Thanks to its location of adjacent Duong Dong coastline, the market retains an open and cool space. The booths are situated along the street. In the middle is the spacious aisle for tourists go shopping and visit. The locals and shop assistants here are also extremely enthusiastic, friendly, generous and hospitable. In contrast to the quiet atmosphere during the day, Dinh Cau night market has brought a new vitality to Phu Quoc at night. The delicious fresh dishes together with souvenirs will definitely the great experiences when tourists participate in Vietnam tour packages to the fascinating night market.

Besides, the night market is also no shortage of typical specialties of Pearl Island such as fish sauce, pepper, myrtle wine, dried seafood prepared from the locals here. Going to Phu Quoc, the night sea, Dinh Cau night market Phu Quoc is to enjoy the rich taste of the sea. It can be said Dinh Cau night market is one of the fascinating tourist attractions alluring tourists to Phu Quoc travel. Thanks to its unique features, it also deserves one of the captivating Destinations in Vietnam attracting numerous tourists.

 

Hades Market Dalat – Lam Dong

 

Dalat market at night

Dalat market at night – Source: Image from Flickr

 

Dalat night market, also popularly known as Hades Market Dalat is held from 7-8 p until 3-4 am. Tourists regardless of status and class, from the motorbike taxi drivers, janitors just finishing their work, musicians or singers just leaving from the bars, discos to the students loving wandering or tourists loving enjoying the taste of Dalat by night. Hades Market does not offer the noble and picky foods but hot pot boiled snails or dried fish, dried squid along with several cups of rice wine or duck eggs and popular noodle soups. The attraction of the market is that anyone can freely enter and sip some cups of wine, chatting with friends or even be alone to enjoy the cold night in Dalat. It is extremely casual cultural features that turns Dalat night market into impressive tourist attractions in Dalat in particular and Vietnam destinations in general.

 

Old Quarter nigh market – Hanoi

 

Hanoi Night Market

Hanoi Night Market – Source: Image from Flickr

 

Dubbed as the most exciting night markets in Vietnam, Old Quarter night market is held in the evening of Friday, Saturday and Sunday weekly on the famous streets, namely Hang Ngang, Hang Dao (Peach), Hang Duong (Sugar), Hang Khoai (Potatoe) and Hang Giay (Shoe). Tourists will find it easy to catch the large number of stalls selling all kinds of different products. From stores of diverse clothing, hat, scarf, silk rich in style and color to handbags, cosmetics and handicraft products made from ceramic, porcelain, wood, bamboo such as dolls, bamboo pictures, wood frames, beautiful necklaces… from the famous manufactures in Ha Tay, Bat Trang and Dong My can be found here. Despite same items, yet each booth has designed different styles.

The ancient streets, for instance, Hang Dao, Hang Ngang, Hang Duong, Dong Xuan become walking streets at the weekend stimulating the unique traditions of Hanoi. Tourists going to Old Quarter night market not only comfortably go shopping but also have a chance to enjoy the atmosphere of the night market fun, exciting and truly civilized. In particular, on the journey of exploring Old Quarter night market Hanoi, tourists also have the opportunity to enjoy typical unique cuisine of the thousand-year-old culture city along with the characteristic specialties from 3 regions right at the heart of Hanoi. Old Quarter night market Hanoi is worth one of mesmerizing cultural attractions in Hanoi in particular and Vietnam tourism in general strongly alluring numerous both domestic and international tourists.

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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