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Address: Dong Xuan and Hang Chieu Sts., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam

Though not quite the same since a devastating fire in 1994, this famous...

Though not quite the same since a devastating fire in 1994, this famous market is nevertheless a landmark trading post.

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Crowded and not much things to buy. The only thing I felt nice when walking around this market is taking photos. I like shooting the photos about daily life of the locals. If you... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When I read reviews online, many recommended going to Dong Xuan for wholesale products. It's supposed to be a "good" marketplace but I was thoroughly disappointed. Many vendors didn't really care or bothered about me (maybe because I couldn't speak Vietnamese). The lanes were narrow and people just kept pushing their way through. I managed to get a few nice... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

waked from the old gate to Dong Xuan Market - a great place to take loads of photos on the way and at the market! the variety of subjects is amazing and people dont mind having their photos taken! from flowers to fish and household goods - everything is for sale and someone wants to make a deal - great... More 

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Ohio City, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Dong Xuan Market in the night with student guide of Hanoi Free Walking Tour. He told me a lot of things about the market and enjoy delicious street foods in there.

Thank LindaHouston272
Patong, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very hectic there is lots of different shops , it seems to be wholesale where all the locals get the stuff for there own markets that's why it seems so so busy almost arm to arm, we just did it all so quick as it was to hectic .

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest - wish we had done all our shopping at Hoi Ann. This market had very little going for it - and I would say most vendors in The City are not prepared to barter- and prices double what they are in Hoi An. wished I had read the previous posts earlier ...... and did my shopping elsewhere... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crowded and not much things to buy. The only thing I felt nice when walking around this market is taking photos. I like shooting the photos about daily life of the locals. If you are finding somewhere to buy souvenirs or something special, this site isn't ideal.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told after we visited by our tour guide it was wholesale and so would have been expensive, however we didnt stick around long enough to buy anything. Bizarre building and experience, we did not feel welcome at all and did a quick walk around and then bolted.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I think the market was okay to walk around once, but it was too narrow for me to feel like I could properly shop. The basement has a few food stalls also, so if you want to eat local local, grab a bite. I think if you are near that part of town that it is okay to walk through,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Really not a tourist Market , if you want a knockoff purse or wallet this is a good spot , check street prices first though so you know how much to spend. Tons of clothes great for tiny people.

Thank easterntreker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Crowed but very nice experience. People here is very rush in the morning, trying to sell and by the whole packages, there are clothes, electronics, and many other stuff, Dong Xuan market is good place to traveller to visit. Highly recommended

Thank Jack N

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