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Dong Ba Market Hue Vietnam Introduction
Dong Ba Market is a famous market in Hue city. Well, it is such a big mistake if you don’t explore this beautiful commercial centre and buy some local gifts to be a souvenir for your friends and family members. In this article, Best Hue City Tour Travel will share with you some useful tips to explore the Dong Ba Market Vietnam– a wonderful Hue attraction that makes a lot of tourists got lost in time and ways.
Dong Ba Market Opening Hours
Well, with our local experience, we highly recommend you visit this market in the afternoon around 3 pm because of some reasons below
Well, you know, normally all the tour programs in Hue start and use the most time to do in the morning because it would be cooler in the morning and you won’t waste your precious time in a day.
To the business people, the first guest in the morning is very important to them because of the good luck for the whole day. So if you visit the Dong Ba market in the morning and you bargain, you don’t buy something for their shops, it would be a bad day for both.
Not so different from other markets in Vietnam, most of the best local foods sold in the afternoon normally at lunchtime and later so the afternoon is the right time to enjoy the best street food in Hue at Dong Ba market.
So around 3 pm is the golden time to explore this beautiful market as well as the best time to enjoy the best food in Hue moreover you can avoid the bad luck of the day.
The best way to explore Dong Ba Market Vietnam
Well, the total area of Dong Ba market is about 1.5 hectares and there is a total of 2 floors lasting from Truong Tien Bridge to Gia Hoi bridge. If you have no guiding direction, it would be very easy to get lost and miss some beautiful sections.
The setting of the Dong Ba market is the U shape with the Bell Tower in the middle with a lot of shops and stands surrounded. Well, today, we recommend you to start exploring this market from the second floor. This is the fabric paradise with all kinds and all prices with various colors. So you can easily choose a kind of fabric to make Ao Dai “Long dress” flowing Hue styles.
After that, walking down the first floor, you will be overwhelmed because of the colorful souvenirs. You can find out everything you need in this fabulous market with a wide range of prices. Well, an experience you should remember is you should and must bargain to buy something here. Normally, we often bargain around 40% down from the price they gave you. Always ask for the price from sellers first and then you can bargain.
Sometimes, you should pretend to walk away and they will call you back to sell you. Plus, you can ask for the best price first and go to check some other stands with similar products, then get the best price they offered.
Outskirts of the 1st floor also the place where they sell dry seafood such as prawns, squids, fish, etc. Moreover, if you are the first time exploring the Asian markets, you will be curious about fish and shrimp pastes.
Don’t forget to enjoy the best Hue Street Food here.
When you finish your shopping tour, step out of the bell tower, and walk into the food court around the market. This is the most interesting point in the Dong Ba market Hue. You can enjoy all kinds of Hue specialties without having to worry about your wallet. They are super cheap but SO delicious! Oh God, you must try some dishes that I highly recommend such as
Bun Bo Hue- Hue Noodles soup with beef
Banh Khoai Hue – Vietnamese Rice Pancakes
Nem Lui- Hue Grilled Port with lemongrass sticks.
Bun Hen – Hue Mixed Noodle with clams.
Che Hue- Hue sweet soup ( a kind of sweet soup mixed from sugarcane juice, many kinds of beans, banana slices, coconut meat, coconut milk, etc)
Banh Beo, Banh Nam, Banh Loc (Hue cakes made from rice flour or tapioca with prawns, pork wrapped in banana leaves).
A lot of people believe that only experience the Dong Ba Market Hue Vietnam, you fully experience all senses of Hue and bring home some unique gifts from Hue imperial citadel.
How to get there?
Well, there are many kinds of ways to visit the Dong Ba Market Hue such as taking a taxi; driving a scooter with helmets, ride a bike as well as you can book Hue City Group Tour or Hue Private Car With Sightseeing at Best Hue City Tour Travel. They offer the best quality services at the best price!