Famous markets are always among the most popular destinations by tourists during their Da Nang trip. Wondering what to buy in Danang? The Da Nang's markets introduced below offer you a variety of specialties along with a vibrant atmosphere and unique culture of this coastal city.
1. Da Nang's night markets: 5 unmissable places to go
1.1. Son Tra Night Market
- Address: The intersection between Ly Nam De and Mai Hac De Streets, An Hai Tay Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City
Son Tra Night Market is a relatively new night market in Da Nang that has only been in operation for four years. There are over 150 stalls inside the market selling everything, from handicrafts and souvenirs to street food and Da Nang specialties. The highlight of this market is the souvenirs such as ceramics, lanterns, hats, bags, etc., which can be purchased as gifts.
There is also a play area for children in this market, which includes skateboarding, rollerblading, and other activities. Furthermore, if you visit Son Tra Night Market on the weekend, you can see the impressive scene of the Dragon Bridge spitting fire or water.
1.2. Le Duan Night Market
- Address: 2/9 Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
Le Duan Night Market is a well-known clothing market among Da nang's markets. The clothes here are very affordable and constantly catch up with the latest fashion trends.
Furthermore, Le Duan Night Market has small food stalls selling popular dishes such as sugarcane juice, coconut juice, baked rice paper, sandwiches, etc. for as cheap as 5,000 - 15,000 VND per dish.
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1.3. Hoa Khanh Night Market
- Address: Da Phuoc Urban Area, Hoa Khanh Bac Ward, Lien Chieu District, Da Nang City
One of the major Da Nang's markets is Hoa Khanh, which mainly serves the surrounding residents, particularly students and workers living in Hoa Khanh industrial zone. That is the reason why despite being located quite far from the city center, Hoa Khanh night market is still well-known among Da Nang's citizens.
The market is nearly 3,000 square meters in size, with two separate shopping and dining floors. More than 100 stalls are open at all times, selling everything from clothes and shoes to cosmetics, fruits, and food.
1.4. Han River Night Market
- Address: Tran Hung Dao Street, Son Tra District, Da Nang City
A trip to Da Nang would be incomplete without a visit to Han River night market. This famous market has a modern and spacious design with over 200 different stalls as well as a wide range of trading items and dining options. In particular, The market specializes in dry goods, fish sauce, clothing, and souvenirs.
Within the market, there are parks, entertainment areas, and art areas. You can also admire the gleaming beauty of the Han River Bridge at night when you visit this night market.
1.5. Helio Night Market
- Address: 2/9 street, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city
Helio Da Nang Night Market, located near Le Duan Night Market, should be your next stop. The market has more than 100 souvenir and gift stalls as well as nearly 50 food stalls. Here on weekends, visitors can explore a "food paradise" as well as watch unique art performances.
More specifically, Helio Night Market has a very chill Beer and Grill area which cannot be found anywhere else. This is a truly festive space with spectacular lighting decorations, hundreds of new beers, and delectable grilled dishes. All you have to do is choose some grilled food, enjoy a few cans of beer and delectable dishes, and watch the outstanding performances by singers, artists, and musicians on stage.
2. The most bustling Da Nang's markets for shopping
Buying gifts for family or friends is always an indispensable part of every trip. Let's find out which markets to go to if you want to buy some specialties or souvenirs to bring back home after a meaningful journey. Additionally, these locations are also ideal if you want to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine in general and Da Nang's cuisine in particular.
2.1. Han Market
- Address: No. 119, Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
Da Nang's Han Market is a well-known gift and specialty shopping destination for many tourists. The market is open from 6 am until 10 pm every day.
The market has an area of nearly 30,000 square meters, two floors, and over 600 stalls selling everything from household goods, souvenirs, and gifts to Da Nang specialties at reasonable prices. Furthermore, there are many different types of fish sauce, dried food, fresh seafood, and other items available at Han market for visitors to purchase as gifts for relatives and friends.
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2.2. Con Market
- Address: No. 200, Hung Vuong Street, Vinh Trung Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
Con market, which was built in the 1940s, is one of the oldest and most popular Da Nang's markets today. After many ups and downs throughout its history, the market has been restored to become a prominent address for trading different items and delicious specialties.
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Da Nang's markets always have a unique feature that is imbued with its own culture. Hopefully, the above list of markets will assist you in locating the nearest market in order to conveniently shop around and discover Da Nang cuisine and culture.