Dong Ba Market is the oldest of its kind in Hue, with hundreds of stalls selling household items, handicrafts, clothing and fresh produce at affordable prices. Located on Tran Hung Dao Street, it occupies a large grey building along the northern bank of Perfume River. Look out for the large red signage that says ‘Cho Dong Ba’ (which means Dong Ba Market in Vietnamese). The market opens as early as 03:00 to cater to local marketgoers looking to purchase fresh seafood, fruit, and vegetables.
Dong Ba Market spans almost 16,000 square metres, with several sections dedicated to fruits, seafood, clothing, meat, and handicrafts. However, many stalls aren’t arranged in an orderly fashion so you’re likely to see kitchenware being sold next to fresh vegetables during your visit.
Dong Ba Market Highlights
The food court is located on the ground floor. There are plenty of food stalls surrounding the dining section, which comprises plastic tables and chairs that can accommodate about 200 people. The best time to visit is between 08:00 and 11:00 as you can enjoy authentic Vietnamese dishes such as pho, banh khoai (stuffed omelette), and fresh spring rolls for breakfast.
Dong Ba Market is one of the few shopping venues in Hue, attracting tourists looking to experience the local lifestyle and shop for souvenirs and street food. There’s a bus station in Dong Ba Market, but you can also make your way here via cyclo or motorcycle.
Dong Ba Market
- Opening Hours: Daily 03:00 - 20:00
- Location: Tran Hung Dao Street, Hue