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Top night markets to visit in Vietnam

Da Lat night market is heaven for foodies

If part 1 of this series is all about night markets in the Northern Vietnam, this part 2 is useful for those who are planning a visit to these night markets in the Central Vietnam.

Hoi An Night Market, Quang Nam

Hoi An night market

Hoi An night market- source: internet

Hoi An is not only famous for its ancient temples, peaceful atmosphere and friendly locals, Hoi An also attracts tourists for its vibrant night-life – its totally different beauty when the sun goes down. With almost 50 stalls along a more-than-300-meter long street, each of which covers an area of 7.5 square kilometers, Hoi An night market is one of the best places to go for this lively atmosphere. Visit Dalat with: Vietnam travel tours

Hoi An night market is where you can enjoy the friendly purchasing atmosphere while getting lost in a wide range of local goods, souvenirs and handicraft products, ranging from the Hoi An’s traditional lanterns diverse in patterns and colors, Thanh Ha pottery products, lovely toy figurine (to he), to silk and cloth, etc. These foldable traditional lanterns of Hoi An, which are made of silk and bamboo frame, are the most commonly purchased souvenirs for travelers when visiting this ancient town.

If you are not really into the shopping experience, you can also leisurely enjoy a nighttime stroll under colorful lanterns along the Hoai River for sightseeing or sample abundant local specialties sold around.

  • Location: Nguyen Hoang Street, near Hoai River and opposite the Japanese Covered Bridge.
  • Opening time: 5 PM – 11 PM

Nha Trang Night Market

Nha Trang night market

Nha Trang night market- source: internet

Though there are 4 night markets, the walking street opposite the 2-4 Square in the heart of Nha Trang city, which is the biggest with more than 100 stalls, (about 20 of which sell food and drinks), is the most famous one. Each night, this market attracts from 3,000 to 5,000 visitors. Nha Trang night market surprises visitors not by the number of stalls but by the variety and abundance of items and dishes.

In spite of stretching only 137 meters, Nha Trang night market, like other night markets in Vietnam, is busy with friendly local merchants selling snacks, drinks, traditional handicrafts, clothing and footwear, etc. In addition, also available here are fine handicrafts items and specialties of Khanh Hoa province such as: dried seafood, aloe wood, salangane nests, etc. After going around for shopping, you can fill your stomachs with a number of typical Vietnamese satisfying meals at one of many nighttime snack stalls. centre vietnam travel packages

  • Address: Nha Trang Walking Street (opposite to 2-4 Square)
  • Opening hours: Opens at 5 PM and gets extremely busy from 7 PM onwards.

Da Lat Night Market

Da Lat night market

Da Lat night market- source: internet

Da Lat is charming in the daytime with its green pine forests, beautiful lakes, colorful flowers, fresh highlands, great mountains, flower villages and spectacular waterfalls. When the goes down, this highland city is lit up by the bright lights of shops, restaurants and hotels creating a romantic atmosphere for tourists to relax and warm up with local food.

Dress enough clothes to wander around the small streets to discover Da Lat’s stunning cuisine in the cool night air in Da Lat night market will surely be an enjoyable experience. Even though it is possible to find random shirts, hand-knit jumpers, woollen hats, woollen scarves and warm clothes, Da Lat night market, with a wide choice on the menu such as chicken porridge, grilled scallops, sweet tofu in ginger sauce, warm fresh soymilk and artichoke tea, steamed corn and grilled rice paper (banh trang nuong), especially banh trang nuong with cheese, is really a heaven for foodies.

Da Lat night market is heaven for foodies

Da Lat night market is heaven for foodies- source: internet

There is also a corner offering food made from duck eggs and shellfish. What is more amazing than enjoying steaming hot pots of shellfish and duck eggs with hot soya milk in a cool evening in Dalat?

  • Address: In the Hoa Binh Zone around Tang Bat Ho Street, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street and Le Dai Hanh Street.
  • Opening hours: from 7 PM to 10 PM.

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