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Dong Xuan Market

Dong Xuan and Hang Chieu Sts., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Though not quite the same since a devastating fire in 1994, this famous market is nevertheless a landmark trading post.
  • Excellent8%
  • Very good24%
  • Average42%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible9%
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Dong Xuan and Hang Chieu Sts., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the Don Xuan Market in order to buy some nice souvenirs. But in my opinion, there is nothing nice about this sticky market hall at all. The only things you can buy here are loads of ugly t-shirts, fake sneakers and poorly...More

1  Thank Philipp H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Dong Xuan Market is pretty much your open air market with extreme variety. I found everything that I was looking for within a matter of an hour or so. If you don't like walking or tight spaces not the place for you. I highly...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of local products to see but sometimes they require you to purchase in bulk. Items there are not necessarily cheaper than those in the tourist shops at the lake. Pretty hot, not air-conditioned. There are better places to spend your morning. Beware of the...More

1  Thank greenie195
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Visit Dong Xuan Market if you are interested in seeing how a variety of goods are purchased wholesale by local vendors. There are mounds of any product you can imagine: clothing, toys, packaged food, etc. The atmosphere is very fast paced, and parcels of purchased...More

1  Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Yes, they have everything that a typical Vietnamese market would have however, the people here are no where near as friendly. They wouldn't allow us to even try a pair of shoes on or know the price of one of their shirts. The variety is...More

Thank Sasha B
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We paid a visit to Dong Xuan Market but it was hot and dirty and the aisles were incredibly narrow - stalls weren't interested in making sales as it seems they are more geared towards wholesalers. Had a wander around but it's definitely skippable.

Thank jesszeng
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

If you've been to fake markets in China this doesn't even compare. Even more crowded and filled with people who could care less if they make a sale. No one responded to my wandering looks at their items and were short to reply when a...More

Thank adering
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Typical mixed market that looks the same as every other market like it across South East Asia, selling cheap goods aimed at locals. If you are from outside Asia, it's worth a look to experience the hustle and bustle of a busy market.

1  Thank Robyn D
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This is more a wholesale / bulk quantity place. It has a very different feel to the ban tan markets of Saigon and retailers are very willing to let you pass on by. Discounting is not as aggressive, although starting prices are much more reasonable....More

Thank Andrew Y
Reviewed 9 June 2017

its the local market for everything similar to ben thanh in HCMC but hotter and not as clean. cheap clothing, bags, shoes, watches can be bought here. must learn to haggle! my method is go to counter 1st to 1/4 of what they ask, in...More

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Dereje A
5 June 2016|
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Response from Barry139 | Reviewed this property |
Like everything else 'on sale', Caveat Emptor. (let the buyer beware) Be aware. Made in Vietnam is (often) much higher quality (and still low priced) Connect the dots
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