Đồng Xuân market in the past and present
Not only is the market a place for exchanging, purchasing goods,but it is also a place to clearly show the culture of a region. From North to South, at these 4 best markets, visitors not only buy the favorite items, but also discover the cultural features of different regions in Vietnam. authentic mekong

Đồng Xuân Market in Hanoi

Historically, in the early period of 1946 war, Đồng Xuân Market was the main place of many fierce battles between the Imperial Guard Soldiers and the French soldiers. Many Vietnam soldiers passed away here. Dong Xuan Market today has a bronze plaque in memory of the died soldiers of those days.

Đồng Xuân Market at night

Đồng Xuân Market at night – source: internet

Đồng Xuân market in the past and present

Đồng Xuân market in the past and present- source: internet

Đồng Xuân is the busiest market in Hanoi and the largest wholesale market in the North. Located in the Old Quarter in Đồng Xuân Ward, the market was established in 1889. Initially, the market was held outdoors and covered with leaves. In the following years, a Đồng Xuân was constructed into a big firm building. Despite undergoing the fierce events due to war, fire, the market is now quite spacious, magnitude with 3-floor architecture. It has become the best market where people can easily find and buy everything they want with reasonable price.

Đà Lạt Market in Đà Lạt – Lâm Đồng

Located in the center of Đà Lạt city, Đà Lạt Market is one of the most  beautiful, commodious marketplaces in Vietnam. Owning a variety of diverse goods, Đà Lạt is the symbol of Tây Nguyên Markets. From merchandise produced locally in Tây Nguyên’s provinces, to the goods in big cities such as: Hồ Chí Minh, Huế, Hanoi and the provinces of Mekong Delta … all of them are available in Đà Lạt Market. When visitors drop by the market, they usually buy tea, coffee, rose marmalade, strawberry jam, atiso flowers… as  gifts to their friends, relatives. gecko eyes cruise

Đà Lạt Market – The best market in Đà Lạt City

Đà Lạt Market – The best market in Đà Lạt City- source: internet

Đông Ba Market in Thừa Thiên – Hue

Đông Ba Market, located on the left bank of Hương River, in Phú Hòa Ward, Huế City, is about 300m far from Trường Tiền Bridge. The market was established in the early 19th century, initially located outside Đông Ba. In 1885, the capital Huế was invaded, the market was burned by French colonists. In 1899, in the reign of King Thành Thái, the market was rebuilt in the old place and moved to intersection between Hương river and Hàng Bè river (present location).

Đông Ba Market

Đông Ba Market -source: internet

Đông Ba market from the past has been the market has sold all kinds of the special things, the consumer goods of many provinces. Experiencing three reparing times (1885, 1968 and 1975), the market has become spacious and crowded, including a central bell tower and 9 blocks surrounded by 4 sales areas such as fish market, self-consumption goods, service area… Total area of the market is 15.597m2 with thousands of households buying and selling. This is the largest commercial center of Huế and the best market in the Middle region of Vietnam.

Bến Thành Market in HCM City

Bến Thành Market, located in the heart of Saigon, is the most lively, crowded and popular market for Vietnamese and international visitors. Prior to 1859 (French colonized Saigon), there was a small market on the banks of the Bến Nghé River, close to Saigon. In 1870, the market was burned with a small part. Forty years later (1911), the old market was demolished to create a new, enormous market and completed in 1914.

Bến Thành Market in the past

Bến Thành Market in the past- source: internet

The market now lies among three streets: Lê Thánh Tôn, Phan Bội Châu and Phan Chu Trinh. At Bến Thành, there are plenty of products from 3 regions in Vietnam: North, Middle, South and a lot of modern technology items of many countries all over the world.

Bến Thành market

Bến Thành market -source: internet

Each land has distinctive best market which contains cultural and historical values inside. Perhaps due to many contigent reasons, Vietnamese market is attractive and alluring not only for the local people but also foreigners. It is told that a Vietnamese woman in the US, in a letter to her friend, expressed her only wish if she could return to Vietnam was going to the market. A foreigner doing cultural work, has been to Vietnam many times, talked about “Vietnamese market”: It is an explosion of color, sound, taste of nature, people and Vietnam country. It is admitted that Vietnam markets contribute to cultural and historical abundance of this place.

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