Dong Xuan Market
There are so many interesting things and stunning places in Hanoi that you can enjoy the chance to take a visit to, one of the must - see places in Hanoi that you should not miss out that is Dong Xuan Market. It is really an ideal place for those who want to explore and experience the shopping heaven as well as get to know more about the culture and custom of a land.
Dong Xuan Market is the largest wholesale market in Hanoi where sell many types of goods, products and various foodstuffs. The market has three stories divided in stalls. Coming here, tourist will immerse in the world of many types of goods such as clothing, souvenirs, accessories, household appliances and fresh produce.
Tourists come to visit Dong Xuan Market will have an opportunity to know more about the culture and daily life of Hanoi people as well as Vietnamese. Besides taking the chance to buy a lot of souvenirs and goods in the market, you also can make the use to admire and even purchase some traditional drawings such as: Bat Trang Ceramics, Binh Da Embroideries and Laces and Sand Paintings.
Also, having a chance to taste and sample some traditional dishes sold in the market such as: Bun cha (marinated grilled pork served with noodle), banh cuon (rolled cake), fried frog. Enjoying and exploring these will bring you unforgettable memories about Hanoi in particular and Vietnam in general.
It is said that the market at night is the tourist attraction as tourists can buy souvenirs, handicrafts, taste traditional foods and enjoy activities such as performance of ca tru, cheo, dan bau and xam which are performed around the market at night. This makes Dong Xuan Market different from other markets in Hanoi. It is so wonderful to take a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake which is near to the market to feel more about the life as well as culture of Hanoi.
Don not forget to visit Dong Xuan Market when you visit Hanoi. It is really an ideal and exciting place to visit among attractions in Hanoi.