The most well-known markets in Vietnam
WHERETO is going to introduce you to the most well-known markets in Vietnam.
1. Sapa Love Market (Lao Cai Province, North of Vietnam)
Romantic atmosphere at Sapa Love Market, Lao Cai Province - Photo: Internet
Sapa Love Market takes place at the center of Sapa town. Called “Sapa Love Market” as it is a place where boys and girls find their lovers, a dating place of couples, a place where people find out to date each other.
Sapa Love Market opens at Saturday and Sunday as a weekly market, being a unique custom of Mong, Dao people in Lao Cai Province.
Some products are sold at the market such as fittings (bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc.), brocade (handbags, hats, clothes, etc.), cattle, vegetables, cooked food, etc.
In addition, tourists can also enjoy performances of unique musical instruments and some dances of locals.
2. Dong Xuan Market - Hanoi - capital of Vietnam
Dong Xuan Market - Hanoi - Capital of Vietnam - being constructed in the end of the 19th century - is a place attracting a lot of visitors to go sightseeing - Photo: Internet
Dong Xuan Market is one of the biggest markets in Hanoi - capital of Vietnam. It is located at Dong Xuan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, being constructed in the end of the 19th century.
This market sells a variety of products such as clothes, souvenirs, food, shoes, etc.
Dong Xuan night market opens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with lots of souvenir and food stalls.
3. Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City
Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City is one of symbols of Ho Chi Minh City - Photo: Internet
Ben Thanh Market is located at the center of Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Ben Thanh Market with 101-year history is one of symbols of Ho Chi Minh City.
This market has a plenty of goods for sell such as clothes, souvenirs, vegetables, etc.
Ben Thanh night market gathers on two streets Phan Boi Chau and Phan Chu Trinh (District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) - which are two streets at two sides of Ben Thanh Market. Ben Thanh night market also attracts a large number of tourists going to purchase souvenirs, enjoying some delicious Vietnamese street food such as grilled seafood, Pho (noodle made from rice flour, eat with soup broth, beef or chicken meat), Bun Bo Hue (noodle originated in Hue, Vietnam - belonging to the Middle of Vietnam, including noodle with soup broth, beef, pork)
Ben Thanh night market opens from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am.
4. Cai Be Floating Market, Tien Giang Province, Mekong Delta (Western Region of Vietnam)
The scene of crowded rafts and boats at Cai Be Floating Market, Tien Giang Province, Mekong Delta (Western Region of Vietnam) - Photo: Internet
Floating Market is a cultural characteristic of people living in wetland. Floating Market is the market taking place in river, dealers and customers use boats to travel.
Cai Be Floating Market is a floating market belonging to Cai Be Town, Cai Be District, Tien Giang Province - about 2.5 hours travelling by car from Ho Chi Minh City.
Cai Be Floating Market is the market taking place in a 1km-long river, millions of boat are filled with fruits, cattle, seafood, cooked food, necessary things, etc.
The merchandise sold in each boat is hung on a pole in front of the boat to attract customers.
Cai Be Floating Market is a place for people to exchange or purchase goods and also an impressive tourist attraction in Tien Giang Province. It opens day and night.
Travelling to Cai Be Floating Market, tourists can hire ship or small boat to make an excursion to the Floating Market.
5. Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho Province, Mekong Delta (Western Region of Vietnam)
Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho Province, Mekong Delta (Western Region of Vietnam) is a special tourist attraction of Can Tho Province - Photo: Internet
In the area of Mekong Delta (Western Region of Vietnam), Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho Province is popular not less than Cai Be Floating Market in Tien Giang Province
Cai Rang Floating Market is a special tourist attraction of Can Tho Province. Millions of rafts and boats carry all sorts of goods such as fruits, flowers, cooked food, medicine, petrol, etc.
Like rafts and boats in Cai Be Floating Market of Tien Giang Province, at the prow of rafts and boats in Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho Province there are also have a long pole hung on the product that the dealers sell.
Cai Rang Floating Market usually opens from 5:00 am to 8:00 or 9:00 am, in the river with 500m long. On Lunar New Year (the 1st and 2ndday) and the lunar 5th of May, the market closes.
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