Dong Ba market stands along on the northern bank of Huong river, Tran Hung Dao street, Hue city and it is far from Truong Tien bridge about 100 meters to the North. Though a series of new market have emerged ubiquitously inside the fast-growing Hue City, and one no longer has to go far for shopping, Dong Ba remains the biggest and most significant central market of Thua Thien – Hue province and the adjacent regions. Therefore, besides tombs and pagodas, many tourist companies in Hue city decide to add This Place as an attractive place in the program 0f Hue city tour to help tourists understand more about Hue life.

Visit Dong Ba market with Hue city tour of VM Travel

Dong Ba market in Hue is one of the Hue attractions which has been familiar to visitors whether they had a chance to visit this romantic city or not. If you are interested in discovering Hue city through traditional products, it is strongly recommended for you to book Hue city tour 1 day and visit this market.

With Hue city tour 1 day, in the morning you will get on the dragon boat and cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, the Citadel, Hue Royal Antiques Museum, and then Dong Ba market. Tourists coming here may not be able to get out soon since they are so much absorbed by the interesting Hue’s typical goods!

When entering into the Dong Ba Market, tourists can easily see the old bell tower standing proudly amidst the complex of buildings. With nine new buildings and four new sections ranging from seafood to clothes, the market reaches an area of up to 16,000 m2.

The first tip when you go to Dong Ba Market and want to buy something is that you have to bargain, bargain and bargain. Even local residents have to apply this tip. Start bargaining for half the price, especially if you’re foreigners. Buying in bulk will help you when dealing with the sellers.  You will have the products with the best price if you are lucky and good at bargaining. It is really  good place for you to learn more about bargaining in Vietnam.


It’s also normal when you hear some sellers speak English fluently. It doesn’t matter since they can say the number and use the calculator.

Today, people visit Dong Ba Market not only because there are many goods and local specialties there. But also because in their hearts it is a symbol of Hue’s culture. The Place is considered as a paradise for snapshots of daily activities as well as for shopping with everything from souvenir items to bronze goods, Hue sesame sweetmeat, conical poem hats, …

Tourists  can easily see many local traditional products in Dong Ba market like Phu Cam conical hat, Hien Luong scissors, etc. And the mentioned delicious specialties, such as mussel rice, rice noodle with beef, leaf cake, shrimp spring roll, khoai cake, dau van pudding, etc. that people could not help tasting!

The market also has loads of fresh fish which can be found along the riverside. The fishy smell is a bit overwhelming. And I’d suggest paying attention to where you step, you may wind up with fish guts between your toes if you’re in sandals.

The market is often open all day from 3 a.m. until 8:30pm, therefore, you can visit it whenever you want. If you travel to Hue city, whether to go on your own or book a Hue tour, do not forget to explore Dong Ba Market. VM travel believe that you will have a wonderful time visiting this market with our Hue city tour.

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