Đong Xuan, Quang Ba, Long Bien and Hom Markets are the oldest markets constructed in the historic periods. They have been playing an important role in trading activities and keeping the typical culture of the Hanoians.
These markets not only are the places for trading but also become the most captivating attractions.
Dong Xuan Market is situated in Hanoi Old Quarter. On the west side of Dong Xuan Market is Dong Xuan Street, on the north side is Hang Khoai Street, on the south is Cau Dong Street, while there is a small alley lying on the east side of this market.
This place is the largest and busiest shopping area in Hanoi. Dong Xuan wholesale market supplies a wide range of products, from budget to luxury, to the Northern provinces.
Apart from furniture, clothes, equipment, etc., Dong Xuan market is widely famous for many street food stalls offering the Vietnamese cuisine such as kebab rice noodle, sweetened porridge, pho, sticky cake, etc.
Located in Hue Street, Hom Market is the second largest market in Hanoi. Constructed a long time ago, this place opens from 6 a.m to 6 p.m every day.
In the past, many local meetings took place in Hom Market and it just had some small trading activities such as selling fish or vegetables.
Today, it is the greatest shopping destination for those interested in cooking. It offers a wide range of items from normal goods such as vegetables, fruits to the valuable spices. Seafood in Hom Market is fresh since it has to pass the strict check. This place also attracts those seeking for clothes and colorful fabrics.
According to Gobackpacking, Long Bien Market lies in top 5 most interesting ones in Southeast Asia. This is also the largest wholesale market in Hanoi.
Located near Long Bien Bridge, it keeps the best location for any trading activities. It has the wide range of product, so you can easily find all wonderful items when visiting this place.
Long Bien Market is getting busy and bustling from 11 p.m. every day. It does not turn to the quiet space until the early morning when all traders go back the city center. No matter what the weather condition is, hot, cold, dry or wet, you can see many stalls daily opening in this market.
Although the only product available in Quang Ba Night Market is flowers, this place also attracts lots of tourists. Apart from local plants, this place is home to a variety of special flowers such as iris, tulip, larkspurs, etc. Their origins are from famous flower villages like Tay Tuu, Tu Liem, Me Linh, or the foreign countries like China, Holland.
This night market is very crowded from the late night to the early morning. At this time, there are many trucks conveying the colorful flowers to Hanoi city center for trading.