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The fresh fish dock and the affordable silk tailors are some high points of this thriving all-day market.
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Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu Streets, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 90 556 00 41
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All reviews food stalls cao lau locals shop stalls selling pho local dishes meat and fish noodles pork white rose spring rolls banh mi cooking class old town delicious food vendors souvenirs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here in the evening for dinner, after having read about the Central Market and the famous Cao Lau that was recommended by Anthony Bordain. The different stalls seem to all offer similar dishes and we decided to eat at Be Na (in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Maria M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hoi An central market, right in centre of the Hoi An historic town and near the river, is a wonderful place to spend many evenings. The market prices are reasonable, but do require bargaining. The scenery is greatly enhanced by the heritage restoration work done....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paresh V
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

My tour guide had recommended me to try one of the food stalls here as the Cao Lai is the best, I had such a great time as the owner is very friendly and talkative. The environment is a bit different than what I'm used...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kikiC-626
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Visited (we were kidnapped) with the lovely?! mischievous mother-in-law and her quiet natured daughter-in-law @ shop 45. Before I knew it she was removing hair from my top lip and offering to help me look better all over. HAD to buy a silk scarf or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Narelle W
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Really great food market, had authentic Vietnamese cuisine Pho and Noodles with a smoothie each for about £4.5. Great food, so tasty and lots to see. The meat counters and veg counters out the back are cool to see too

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

If in Hoi An don't miss eating at the Central Market a miriad of choices. I can highly recommend stall No 29 - Be Na. The best Wontons in Hoi An I think and great Cau Lau, remember you can only get these great meals...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank danielle_devine
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The central market is home to many different food stalls, all looking identical, however if you keep your eyes peeled there’s one that has YouTube screenshots of where Anthony Bourdain visited and says it is ‘the best Pho in Hoi An’. He wasn’t wrong! We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Kate H
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Head over to the Central market and to any food stalls for the delicious vietnamese food. Had Pho and Spring roll. It may not have the best quality but it's worth the local dining experience. It's also affordable as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leolwll
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This market is conveniently close to other attractions in Hoi An. There are loads of sights and smells to keep your senses occupied! It was also great to watch the couriers come and go with their orders to deliver to restaurants etc. There are several...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TriBrowns
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A delightful village - visited Silk workshop - saw silk worms from start to finish, winding silk off the silk worm cocoons, fabric making and embroidery. Extremely interesting and very delicate work. Locals lovely and friendly (sometimes a bit insistent that you buy). Bartering OK...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen P
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Julia K
18 November 2017|
Response from JackFranco1 | Reviewed this property |
Hoi An Night markets were by far the best markets for family atmosphere and fun. Hanio night markets during the lunar festival were amazing with lights, lanterns, music and thousands of people, all very hectic and high... More
Rosie C
25 August 2017|
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Response from Neil M | Reviewed this property |
You can buy fake bags, watches and sunglasses at any shops who sell them in the shopping area of Hoi An, which is quite a few. There are no shortage of theses items available.