Hanoi night market, also known as Dong Xuan night market, is weekly held on weekend evenings in the Old Quarter of Ha Noi. It’s an interesting place that all visitors should not miss if they have a chance to travel to Hanoi.
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Where is the Hanoi night market?
Hanoi night market is 3km in length, starting from Hang Dao street and fountain in the north of Hoan Kiem lake to the Dong Xuan market.
At the daytime, it is still the route for transportation and tourism, where Hanoi people and tourists can go to the center of old quarter. However, at night, all of the vehicles and means of transportation were prohibited from going in, this place just for the walk and sale.
Hanoi night market is a place located in the heart of the old quarter of Hanoi. Before, it was the only street for trading activities at night and take place spontaneously. Afterward, the government has planned and officially recognized it as a night market in Hanoi.
What time is Hanoi night market opening and closing?
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But you note that there is not the night market at all days of the week, it is only held on three days at the weekend including Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hanoi night market is usually opening at 6 pm and closing at 11 pm. On Saturday night, not only trading and sale, there are more exciting activities with music performances and folk arts of Hanoi as the singing, Quan ho, Ca tru… near Hoan Kiem Lake.
There are various kinds of products in Hanoi night market. People can find clothes, sweets, salted dry fruit (ô may), decorations, toys, stationeries, sundry goods on the streets: Hang Ngang, Hang Duong, Luong Van Can, Hang Ma, Ngo Gach and Hang Ca, while products and facilities are mostly sold from Dong Xuan Market to Hang Giay Street
For many Hanoians, coming to the night market becomes a habit even when they don’t want to shop, just stroll to feel the atmosphere, chat with family or friends and enjoy some snack.
It’s also a good idea coming to the night market to enjoy the food. There is a plenty of food here. People can find bloating fern-shaped cake (bánh bèo), bacon, grilled (nem chua), grilled sausages, Hai Phong bread, etc … at two sides of the market. At the end of the market street, there are more kinds of tasty dishes such as hot pot, grilled food, khuc (khúc) cake, steamed glutinous rice (xôi).