Night markets in Vietnam are exciting and lively areas that attract both locals and foreign visitors from around the world to come and enjoy Vietnamese street food and get some bargain items. When you travel to Vietnam, don’t miss out on these top night markets.
1. Old Quarter’s Night Market (Hanoi)
Old Quarter’s Night Market is one of the most famous markets in Hanoi and is an attraction for locals and foreign visitors. This Hanoi shopping market stretches from Hang Dao Street to the gate of Dong Xuan market. Over 4,000 stalls provide a broad variety of clothing, footwear, household appliances, handicrafts, and handmade souvenirs with the average prices. Particularly on the Saturday nights, several traditional art performances are held such as Vietnamese opera, solo singing, and love duet singing. When visiting this night market in Vietnam, visitors will have the chance to enjoy the Capital’s signature dishes such as che (sweet soup). Read our blog about other night markets in Hanoi.
Chicken mixed with shaved cabbage – one of the snacks in the Old Quarter’s night market
Hours: 6 PM – 11 PM every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Address: Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, Hang Duong, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
2. Ky Lua Night Market (Lang Son)
Located in the heart of Lang Son City, Ky Lua Night Market is very a dynamic area of sellers and buyers coming from different ethnic groups from the central region of Vietnam. As with most of the markets, trading products here are garments, clothing, blankets, footwear, household appliances, and local items. Not merely a trading area, this market is a cultural exchange point of the Lang Son locals. People gather to trade their goods and to make friends from different ethnic groups. This is one of the standouts that attract a vast amount of foreign visitors.
Hours: 6 AM – 11 PM. 6 market days per month and are held on the 2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22nd, and 27th on the lunar calendar
Address: Hoang Van Thu Ward, Lang Son City
3. Hoi An Night Market (Hoi An)
Hoi An used to be known as one of the 20 “worth living at night” cities in the World. When the darkness falls, a different side of Hoi An comes up and brings a sparkling beauty involving the lanterns’ colorful lighting together with the multi- shopping stalls. Being here, visitors could see a broad range of handmade collections, handicrafts, and taste Hoi An’s signatures such as Cao Lau, Quang noodle, and black sesame sweet soup. Wandering around the streets of Hoi An at night is an enjoyable experience apart from shopping. Check out the must-try Vietnamese Foods when in Vietnam.
Hours: 5 PM – 11 PM
Address: Nguyen Hoang Street, Hoi An
4. Nha Trang Night Market (Nha Trang)
Situated on a 137-meter alley, this is an ideal place for visitors to sightsee, go shopping, and discover the local culture. From the handicrafts, foods to souvenirs, the most interesting items on the market are the calligraphy drawings and on-the-spot pictures and sculptures. With over 100 stalls including 16 food stands, this night market in Vietnam makes up an exciting and eventful area.
Hours: 3 PM – 11 PM
Address: Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang
5. Ben Thanh Night Market (Saigon)
Ben Thanh Night Market is one of the landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City. Not only a shopping place, but it is also a historical witness of the City throughout the Vietnam War and the revolutionary periods. Read our blog about other night markets in Ho Chi Minh.
When the sun goes down, the shopping trolleys get rolled out with broad collections of clothing, footwear, adornments, magnets, bags, and postcards. But the most dynamic time is after 8 PM, and it is much crowded more than within the day.
Ben Thanh Market’s food court
Hours: 6 PM – Midnight
Address: The East and West gates of Ben Thanh Market, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
6. Ho Thi Ky Flower Night Market (Saigon)
Established in 1987, Ho Thi Ky Night Market has been the leading flower source of the city. All kinds of flowers come from Hanoi, the Western regions, and especially Dalat are gathered here and sold to the residents. Visiting this night market in Vietnam will bring you vivid visual enjoyment.
Hours: All day but most crowded from 1 PM – 3 PM
Address: Ho Thi Ky, Ward 1, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
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7. Dalat Night Market (Dalat)
Dalat Night Market is also known as the “Hell market.” Foreign visitors will misunderstand this name with a Horror area, but it is not. It is just a way that locals want to make the market stand out. As with many night markets in Vietnam, clothing, handicrafts, handbags, scarfs, and foods are the shopping items in the area. However, the standout point of this night market is the romantic and cold atmosphere. Sitting at a food stall along the street, enjoying a hot-steaming Vietnamese pizza, and having a chit-chat with your mates is a memorable experience in Dalat.
Hours: 5 PM – 4 AM
Address: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Dalat
8. Tay Do Night Market (Can Tho)
At 1 KM away from Can Tho City, to the West of Hau River, Tay Do Night Market is one of the trading centers of the Mekong Delta. Apart from the exchange of the goods, there are other services such as tourism, food, and entertainment including art performances, children’s playgrounds, and electronic games.
Coming to Tay Do Night Market, visitors will experience an exciting journey to see the gorgeous architecture. Additionally, it is a chance to know about the lifestyle of people living along the Mekong.
Hours: 4 AM – Midnight
Address: Cach Mang Thang 8, An Thoi Ward, Binh Thuy District, Can Tho City
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9. Ha Tien Night Market (Ha Tien)
In the 5 years of operation, the Ha Tien market is always crowded. Not just a trading zone of the locals, Ha Tien market is a travel attraction for seasonal tourists. People come here to enjoy the local specialties such as the crabs of Ha Tien, vermicelli called Bun Ken, dried shrimps, and peppers,
Hours: 4 PM – 1 AM
Address: Nguyen Trai, Ha Tien, Kien Giang
10. Dinh Cau Night Market (Phu Quoc)
Dinh Cau Night Market is one of the most popular sites on Phu Quoc Island. The most lively time is between 7 PM and 11 PM. The attractive trait of this market is a large collection of seafood. Visitors coming here will have a chance to enjoy the Southern specialties, such as Canh Chua Ca Loc, Ca Keo Hot Pot, Chuoi Nuong Nep, sweet soup, ice cream, grilled and rice paper. Especially, there is a variety of seashells souvenirs made from snails shell, corals, pearls, clams. On top of that, things to do at Phu Quoc like fishing, diving to see corals, and squid catching are fun.
Hours: 5 PM – Midnight
Address: Vo Thi Sau, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
Summary of the top 10 Night Markets in Vietnam
Vietnam is not only famous for beautiful sites, historical attractions, but also the traditional culture which is expressed in the locals’ daily lifestyle around the market zones. If you are a traveler who loves the crowdedness and excitement at night, a journey to the night markets in Vietnam would be an unforgettable experience.
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