Dong Xuan Market or Cho Dong Xuan- located in the Old Quarter is the oldest and largest market in Hanoi. It is located at Dong Xuan Street, at the end of Hang Dao Street. The original building was constructed in 1889, on the site of one of Hanoi’s lakes. It is a street market spreading over a surface of 600 square meters, occupying half of the street. If you want to shop and at the same time exploring the corridors of history, then Dong Xuan Market in Hanoi is the place for you. This large multi- storied market sells anything and everything. From fresh foods to home appliances, you will have it all here. To local residents, Dong Xuan is mostly reserved for bulk sale and distribution points for many retailers in Hanoi. Main products include electronic devices, household equipments and clothing….Dong Xuan Market has been set up to meet the needs of locals and tourists. Besides the commercial activities, Dong Xuan Market is also a frequent destination of tourists during their visit in Hanoi, where they can find some reasonable gifts or souvenirs for themselves or their family or friends.
With the advantage of having long history of culture, traditions and being located in the community of ancient quarter of Hanoi, Dong Xuan Market is one of attractive tourist destinations of the capital and is the only one of Hanoi’ s many efforts to develop tourism and attract international visitors.
How to get to Dong Xuan Market
From Hanoi Imperial Hotel, straight away, turn left at the first corner, come to Hang Ngang, Hang Dao Street. Along the way, it changes name to Hang Duong Street. Eventually it becomes Dong Xuan Street. You will see Dong Xuan Market on the right side of the road. The distance is about 400 meters.