Dong Xuan Market is a market in the center district Hoan Kiem of Hanoi, Vietnam. Originally built by the French administration in 1889, Dong Xuan Market has been renovated several times with the latest in 1994 after a fire which almost destroyed the market. Nowadays, Dong Xuan Market is the largest covered market of Hanoi where the wholesale traders sell everything from clothes, household goods to foodstuffs.
The market was located at the Hanoi’s Old Quarter which was only 600 m north of Hoan Kiem Lake.The covered area of the market was about 6.500 m² with a large roof of corrugated galvanised iron supplied by the French contractor Poinsard Veyret. Vietnam holidays packages
The most recognizable feature of the market was the 5-arch entrance corresponding to Dong Xuan Market’s five domes, each dome was measured 19 m in height and 25 m in width.
With its eleven stalls, the brightly-lit food zone is the most animated, serving late night guests until early morning. There are numerous kinds of goods and products selling in the market. The crowded and dense situation of Dong Xuan Market was highly praised in many old folk song of Hanoi. Hundreds of stalls, with thousands of workers, trade extremely fresh produce, dried foods, household goods, appliances and more. Indochina tours
If you like markets and have not been to any others in Vietnam yet, definitely check out Dong Xuan. There are hundreds of stalls here, and it is a fascinating place to explore if you want to catch a flavour of Hanoian street life. The area around it also has loads of bustling shops.
To local residents, Dong Xuan is mostly reserved for bulk sale and distribution points for many retailers in Hanoi. Main products include electronic devices, household equipments and clothing. At the back of the market is the trading place for animals (puppies, kitties, birds, fish, etc.) and plants (mostly Vietnamese bonsai). Suppliers for the market come mainly from North Vietnam with many Chinese blends.
Dong Xuan Market is one of Hanoi’s many neighborhoods travelers like to visit. It boasts some of the most interesting attractions around town including Dong Xuan Market. Dong Xuan Market has a lot to offer: famous sites, great restaurants and a range of exciting entertainment.
With the advantage of having long history of culture, traditions and being located in the community of ancient quarter of Hanoi, Dong Xuan Market is one of attractive tourist destinations of the capital and is the only one of Hanoi’s many efforts to develop tourism and attract international visitors.
Dong Xuan market is known as one of the most crowded wholesale markets in Hanoi.
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