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Located in the old quarter of Hanoi, the Dong Xuân market is a symbol of the Vietnamese capital. Built during the French colonial era, this market has stood the test of time and is now a must-see destination for tourists visiting Hanoi.


1. The history of Dong Xuan market

Located in the old quarter of Hanoi, Dong Xuan Market has a long history, and is considered a witness to the establishment and development of commerce in the capital. In addition to its function as a place of commercial transactions, it is also the mirror of the spiritual and cultural life of the Hanoians. Created by the French in 1889, the Dong Xuan market quickly became a place where products and specialties from the four corners of the country converge. Located in the Red River Delta, it is full of goods: shrimp and fish from the coastal provinces, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, meat from forest animals, mangoes and mangosteens from the South, tea and coffee from the Central Highlands. ..
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The history of Dong Xuan

The Dong Xuan market is built in the canton of the same name on land flooded by the Tô Lich River and the Red River. After the inauguration of the Long Bien Bridge in 1902, its commercial activities experienced vigorous growth thanks to its geographical position at the crossroads of land, river and railway routes. Covering an area of 20,000 m², the market was covered by a tin roof.
At the start of the First War of National Resistance, the Dong Xuan market was the scene of many fierce battles against legionnaires. Several Vietminh fighters died there. Memorable event: on December 18, 1946, a barricade was set up there to stem an attack by French soldiers against the headquarters of the Vietnamese self-defense forces on neighboring Hàng Lược Street. In 2005, a relief entitled Hanoi-winter 1946 was erected next to the Dong Xuân market in memory of the soldiers who died during the fighting to defend the capital at the end of 1946 and beginning of 1947.

2. Dong Xuan market today

After several decades, Dong Xuan still remains the largest market in the capital. Its rich cultural and historical values have ended up making it one of the favorite destinations for visitors. Since 2003, the market has opened at night to serve tourists. They can come to this night market to shop and watch at the same time the performances of hát xẩm (blind people's songs), chèo (popular theater) and quan ho (alternating songs)...
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Dong Xuan Market Today

For their contributions to the preservation of traditional cultural values, these performances are well appreciated by the Vietnam Music Development Center. According to forecasts, the Dong Xuan night market will be expanded for the Thang Long-Hanoi Millennium.

3. The architecture of Dong Xuan market

Đồng Xuân Market is one of the largest markets in Hanoi, Vietnam; it is the largest market in the historic district of Hanoi. This market has a history of several hundred years since the feudal Nguyen era. It is one of the largest markets in Hanoi. During the reconstruction of Thăng Long in the summer of Giap Ty (1804), Governor General Nguyen Van Thanh under the Nguyen reign ordered the construction of a large market at the main eastern entrance, today known as Đồng Xuân Market. In 1890, the French administration began construction of Đồng Xuân Market, creating five arched gates and five pavilions 52 meters long, 19 meters high.
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The architecture of Dong Xuan market

Đồng Xuân Market is located in the historic district, surrounded by Đồng Xuân, Hàng Khoai, Cầu Đông Street and Đồng Xuân Market Alley Street. Today, the market is a tourist attraction and a popular shopping spot for visitors. Not only do traders come to Đồng Xuân Market for trade, but many domestic and foreign tourists visit and shop at Đồng Xuân Market when they come to Hanoi. The market is located in the historic district, close to famous streets selling souvenirs and clothes, such as Hàng Ngang, Hàng Đào, Hàng Bông, Hàng Gai... and close to the historic site of Ngọc Sơn temple, this which makes a visit to the city center easier.

4. What to do and eat at Dong Xuan Market

Đồng Xuân Market is open every day of the week from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. As for the food court in Dong Xuan Market Alley, it stays open until the early morning of the next day. More particularly than other markets, during weekends (Friday to Sunday), Đồng Xuân market remains open until 10:30 p.m. to meet the shopping and strolling needs of tourists.
Along this small alley - just wide enough to accommodate a row of tables and chairs, with passers-by brushing past each other, a "culinary maze" unfolds with a variety of attractively presented mouth-watering dishes such as spring rolls, shrimp cakes, snail vermicelli, minced pork skewers on bamboo skewers, desserts of different kinds... What's special is that the food here is quite cheap . With a few tens of thousands of dong, tourists can enjoy themselves.
Are you looking for a place to taste delicious, renowned dishes at the Đồng Xuân market? Check out the list of famous restaurants below:
  • Bánh tôm Cô Ầm
Address: Đồng Xuân Lane, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: 10,000 - 50,000 VND
  • Cháo sườn Huyền Anh
Address: 14 Đồng Xuân, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. - 4 a.m.
Price: 20,000 - 55,000 VND
  • Bún Ốc Thúy
Address: 11 Đồng Xuân, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: 40,000 - 50,000 VND
  • Bún chả que tre Cô Nga
Address: Đồng Xuân Lane, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: 30,000 - 50,000 VND
Discover Hanoi Vietnam through the attractive Dong Xuan Market, if in the future you want to come to Vietnam and want to discover Vietnam by yourself, leave your ideas and send them to us. Galatourist will help you build a suitable schedule.

5. Some notes when going to Dong Xuan market in Hanoi

  1. Choose a suitable means of transportation because Dong Xuan market is located in an old town with lots of traffic. If you are not familiar with the roads, you can easily get lost. It's best to use public transportation to save time.
  2. Pay attention to protecting your belongings and assets to avoid theft. In crowded markets, bad guys will take advantage of loopholes to pickpocket.
  3. The variety of items can be confusing when choosing, you should consult the prices of a few places before deciding to buy to avoid being "price gouged".

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