It would be a big mistake if you leave Hue without once shopping in Dong Ba market.
Having the longest history of its kind in Hue, Dong Ba Market is an interesting place for travelers who seek for cultural experience during the historical trip around Hue. The market does not only give you plenty of good food choices from the street vendors, but also
Dong Ba Market
Dong Ba Market is located on Tran Hung Dao street. The huge grey building with “Cho Dong Ba” large red signage (means Dong Ba Market) is situated along the Northern bank of Perfume River. It spans almost 16,000 square meters, with different areas selling from fruits, seafood, meat to clothing, handicrafts, kitchenware, … It is suggested to bargain if you are buying souvenirs from Dong Ba Market, since they offer higher prices for tourists but still accept bargaining. Wandering around the market, travelers will have a chance to explore the cultural lifestyle of Hue locals.
Rather than the trading function of the market itself, the highlight of Dong Ba Market, which attracts many tourists, is the food. Travelers can either enjoy street food bought from street vendors surrounding the market or go straight to Dong Ba Market’s food court.
Eating local food in Dong Ba Market
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Located on the ground floor, the food court consists of plenty of food stalls surrounding a dining section for about 200 people. You can enjoy authentic Vietnamese dishes such as pho, fresh spring rolls, stuffed omlette, … during breakfast hour. If you are more like a street lover, then you should come to Dong Ba Market in the afternoon, there are many popular street food vendors serving at that time for you to enjoy.
Products in Dong Ba Market
Travelers often come to Dong Ba Market by taxi, motorcycles or cyclo for convenience. But you can also travel by Hue bus, there are many routes stopping right in front of the famous market.