Maybe not elegance and luxurious as big supermarkets, night markets in Vietnam have unique characteristics and definitely are the popular destinations for both local and international tourists. Various items are sold from traditional goods, handicrafts, clothes, jewelry to delicious street food at reasonable price. If you have a chance to come to Vietnam, don’t skip these top night market.
Hanoi Old Quarter’s Night Market
This place is one of the most famous night markets in Hanoi and appeals to thousands of visitors every week. Over 4,000 stalls are opened which provide a variety of clothes, household appliances, handicrafts and delicate handmade souvenirs. Besides, visitors are easy to find plenty of special Hanoi dishes such as Pho, Vietnamese bread, rice vermicelli and sour crab soup, rice noodles served with grilled pork with the cheap prices (from 15,000 VND). Not only Vietnamese food, but Korean traditional food is found here like rice cake (tokbokki in Korea), kimbap and grilled food
Particularly, on every Saturday, the streets will be more exciting and lively with traditional art performances like Vietnamese opera, love duet singing, etc.
Open hours: From 07 PM onwards every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Address: Situated at Hanoi Old Quarter starting from Hang Dao Street and through north to the edge of Dong Xuan Market
Sapa Night Market
Having to say, Sapa night market is quite popular with tourists coming here. The market consists of over 34 stalls of local food, souvenirs, local handicraft and other specialties of the ethnic minority. Visiting Sapa night market, we must talk about its cuisine. The market offers visitors hundreds of different tasty dishes. Most of which are roasted or grilled such as grilled meat, beef, vegetables, mushroom, which are served with lemon-salt or chili sauce. Besides, there are many other delicious dishes to explore. If you are a food lover, then Sapa night market will be a wise choice for you
Open hours: From 4 PM to 10 PM every day (especially Sapa love market is held every Saturday night)
Address: 36 Fansipang, Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam
Hoi An Night Market
Hoi An is known as one of the worthy living cities in Vietnam. When the sunset comes, Hoi An becomes a different side with a sparkling beauty from the colorful lantern and multi-shopping stalls. This night market includes almost 50 stalls that stretch along 300-meter Street. Like any other night market, this place is always busy and full of handmade souvenirs, silk, handicrafts, clothes and beautiful lanterns. Visit here, you can savor Hoi An’s signatures such as Cao Lau, Quang Noodle, black sesame sweet soup
If you want to buy souvenirs for family or friend, the lantern will be the perfect choice due to its beauty and reasonable price.
Open hours: 5 PM to 11 PM
Address: Nguyen Hoang Street, nearby Hoai River and opposite the Japanese Covered Bridge
Da Lat Night Market
When it comes to visit Da Lat – the city of mist, tourists should experience the dynamic night market. Like other night markets, Da Lat market also sells various types of product from clothes, handicraft to signature dishes. Sweaters and jackets here are sold at surprisingly cheap prices (just from 20 to 80 thousand dongs). But do not forget to bargain to get the best price. Da Lat is popular for its cold climate. Therefore, hot dishes such as steaming hot pots, duck eggs or grill girdle-cake are hard to resist here. Fill your stomach with delicious dishes then go shopping with your friend or family will leave you unforgettable memory about Da Lat
Open hours: 7 PM to 10 PM on weekends
Address: Hoa Binh zone, in the area around Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Tang Bat Ho Street and Le Dai Hanh Street
Ben Thanh Night Market (Saigon)
This night market is very common to local and foreigners. Ben Thanh can offer anything that tourists need from cloth, accessories, spices, food to handmade souvenirs, even flowers. With a good price, local as well as visitors can enjoy not only the specialties of South Vietnam but also others cities in Vietnam. Savor the tasty dishes such as rice noodles served with grilled pork and Pho from Hanoi, rice noodle and mixed rice paper from Saigon, little-steamed cakes in a banana leaf from Hue, or crispy rice pancakes from Mekong Delta.
Ben Thanh night market will be an ideal place for tourists to meet friends, family and enjoy a wonderful meal or drink under the stars. We believe that the hustle and bustle of Ben Thanh will not make you disappointed.
Open hours: From 6 PM to Midnight every day
Address: The East and West Gates of Ben Thanh Market, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City