Hanoi night Market is also called Dong Xuan night market, is opened weekly every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, it is also an interesting place the visitors should not miss to experience when travelling to Hanoi. The market is a hustling and bustling nocturnal fair in the heart of the Old Quarter, spreads along Hang Ngang and Dong Xuan Street.
Visitors will find here a various kinds of products such as: clothes, sweets, salted dry fruit (ô mai), decorations, toys, stationeries, sundry goods on the streets: Hang Ngang, Hang Duong, Luong Van Can, Hang Ma, Ngo Gach and Hang Ca, while goods and facilities are mostly sold from Dong Xuan Market to Hang Giay Street.
For many Hanoians, coming to the night market becomes a habit even when they don’t want to shop, just stroll to feel the atmosphere, chat with family or friends and enjoy some snack.
The market is also an ideal place for children to play with sand pictures or paint statues. There are a lot of couples hand in hand walking together with smiles on their faces.Many foreign tourists join in the streams of people taking picture; sometimes they stop to select some products. Many of Hanoi or Vietnamese style souvenirs which always cost less than the ones in the shops are sold in the market.
It’s also a good idea coming to the night market to enjoy food. There is a plenty of food here. People can find bloating fern-shaped cake (bánh bèo), bacon, grilled (nem chua), grilled sausages, Hai Phong bread, etc … at two sides of the market.