The Best Markets In Hanoi

    The Best Markets In Hanoi


Hanoi has everything to offer if you’re an avid shopper looking for bargains, from the freshest produce to excellent clothing! The upcoming districts of Hoan Kiem & Tay Ho have bustling, vibrant atmospheres with both indoor and outdoor options for you to shop until you drop!

While you’re visiting beautiful Hanoi, the markets should be first on you’re list. I’m not going to lie, though. The markets can be full-on, especially if it is your first time traveling to Vietnam, so be -warned, watch out for crazy bikers, and random bell rings as they thrash past you.

The markets are Dong Xuan Market, Hang Be Market, Banana Market, Hanoi Weekend Night Market, Green House Market, Hang Gai Street, and a few others to mention. These markets have their pros and cons, with each market bettering its competitors in one way or another.

Markets are the gateway to learning how other cultures live in another country. Looking around markets will give you insight into the delicious local foods, handmade souvenirs, tropical produce, and much more.

Hanoi is a huge city, so narrowing down these markets hasn’t been easy, but I believe I’ve picked the best bunch for you.

Keep reading to learn about the best markets in Hanoi- And grab a spring roll while you’re at it!

Vietnam market

Hang Gai Street

If you’re into embroidery, then you’ve come to the right place with this area nicknamed “silk street”. Here, you can find scarfs, bed ware, and clothing made from natural silk. A lot of the clothing is made Western-style.

The quality of clothing reflects the price of the products – The better the quality, the more you will have to pay costs ranging from 200,000 VND- 1,000,000 VND

You find actual staple stores here that have stood the test of time with proven quality embroidery techniques and unique patterns that are only inclusive to Hanoi/Vietnam

Address: Hang Gai Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

Opening hours: from 9:00 to 20:00 daily.

Hanoi Night Market

Hanoi Night Market

Perhaps one of the most established markets in Hanoi with a whopping 3K in length.

At the weekend, you can find around 3,800 stores with a vibrant undertone with an array of beautiful market lights to make the experience even more enjoyable. In terms of consumable goods, you can find souvenirs, kid’s products, retro furniture, and of course, food and drinks. The market attracts many tourists, with many street entertainers playing local music and traditions.

You can find some fantastic retro clothing which ranges from 280,000 – 480,000 VND. The food selection ranges from cooked meats to cakes 4,000 – 20,000 VND – Fairly cheap. You can also find some great souvenirs from 18,000 to 100,000 VND.

Overall, the market is a spectacle for tourists and has cultural value to Vietnam, attracting foreign customs. Make sure this market is on your bucket list.

Opening Hours: Friday – Sunday 19:00 – 23:00

Address: Hang Dao Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi

Banana Market

Green House Market

It seems markets attract the older generation, with the younger Vietnamese opting for shopping malls with their strong marketing angles and western brands. But the Green House market has a hip/more youthful vibe, which attracts the younger folk of Hanoi. You find the market between schools and universities.

When visiting the market, you will find fantastic coffee, food, house-related furniture, etc… The market itself runs at student hours, so the hours are great. The time to go would be early evening when the sun is setting, and you can smell the rich aroma of coffee with a great social buzz! Go check it out!

Address: Phan Văn Trường, Khu tập thể Đại học Sư phạm, Dịch Vọng Hậu, Cầu Giấy

Banana Market

You will always get a floating market in some shape or form in SEA, and Hanoi is no different. One of the things you notice about Hanoi is the amount of water there – The city is built on a marsh surface, which adds to the charm of the Banana market.

Daily, you can expect to see hundreds of boats selling the freshest produce with an experience of traditional Vietnam with old ladies carrying fruit baskets and fishermen selling their fresh catch. The Banana market is an excellent spectacle for any tourist traveling to Vietnam, and it needs to be on the bucket list.

Address: Chuong Duong Do, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hang Be Market

Hang Be Market

If you,re after a market with a vibrant history and a century of customers flocking to buy goods, then Hang Be is rich with tradition.

The building is colonial, with a ton of vendor stalls inside, creating a jam-packed atmosphere with plenty of hustling and a real buzz with plenty of haggling going on. Don’t take anything with you, or you’ll be crushed like a fly in a venus fly trap. The place can get hectic!

The food is delicious with some beautiful fried pork and noodles for you to try – I always like a drink at a market, just watch the world goes by. Defiantly worth a visit!

Address: Hàng Bè, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Opening times: Mon-Sun 5am-8pm

Hi, I’m Ian

I started traveling in 2006 when I was 21 and still today it’s the best experience of my life! I grew up in a rural town in England and I couldn’t wait to get away and explore the big wide world.

My first destination in 2006 was Singapour. After I visited Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos the dream continued and every day was a new experience with new foods, temples, lush countryside, and quirky boutique hotels. The variance of my days was tremendous from waking up in Jungles to a tropical island sipping an ice-cold beer 24hrs later.

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