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Top 7 Night Markets in Hanoi

Hanoi is one of the most crowded cities in Vietnam. Back in the day, most people went to work and school and did not have the time to wander around and shop for clothes or shoes. For this reason, several night markets were established after business hours and have become part of the local tradition. Let’s check out the seven most famous night markets in Hanoi.

Old Quarter’s Night Market

Hanoi’s Old Quarter is one of the famous night markets in Hanoi. It is not only a lively area but also a tourist attraction. It is extraordinary to note that this market only opens on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. The market area is about 3 km from Hang Dao Street to Hang Giay Street. Almost every product can be found in this area but at prices between some tens and hundreds of Vietnam Dong. Besides clothing, pieces of jewelry, decoration items, and handicrafts are reasonably priced. With roughly VND 10,000, you could buy three pairs of socks. The garments are between VND 70,000 – VND 300,000.

With over 4,000 stalls, Old Quarter’s Night Market is a walking and entertaining area for both Hanoians and foreign visitors.

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Linh Nam – Hoang Mai Night Market

In the daytime, vegetables and a variety of fruits are sold. From 8 PM to 1 AM, many clothing, footwear, and cosmetics articles are displayed at approximately VND 50,000 – VND 500,000. The products are attached to beautiful labels, come in multiple sizes, and have a wide range of selections. However, most of them are priced higher than the original values. For this reason, customers have to bargain as low as possible. For example, a T-shirt costs about VND 50,000 – VND 100,000, and a pair of shoes is VND 100,000 – VND 150,000.

Phung Khoang – Thanh Xuan Night Market 

Phung Khoang Night Market is very popular among college students in Hanoi. As usual, vegetables and foods are sold during the day, while clothing, footwear, and cosmetics are available in the evenings. With prices around VND 50,000 – VND 100,000, you could buy a T-shirt. For VND 120,000 – VND 180,000, customers can get a pair of female jeans, and VND 200,000 – VND 250,000 for male jeans.

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The open hours are nightly throughout the week but jam-packed on the weekends.

Dich Vong – Cau Giay Night Market

This market’s target audience is students. The main products are clothing, footwear, and bags. Since students are the main customers, the prices are quite low.

The market opens every night. Like the other night markets in Hanoi, Dich Vong provides vegetables and food for the locals. However, apart from the fixed prices displayed, most prices are higher than the original, so the customers have to bargain for a good price. For example, a handbag costs roughly VND 70,000 – VND 150,000, and a watch for under VND 100,000.

Nha Xanh – Cau Giay Night Market

Another student market is Nha Xanh. It stands out as one of the night markets selling the cheapest items in the city, which makes it great for bargain seekers doing their Hanoi shopping. The products are similar to those in other night markets, with clothing, footwear, handbags, and cosmetics, but they are sold from early morning to late at night. Most items here are imported from China with prices between tens to a hundred VND. There is a variety of packages and sizes, but they are low quality. Hence, customers have to look into the products carefully.

Long Bien Night Market

One of the most dynamic markets that need to be mentioned for your Hanoi shopping is Long Bien Night Market. This is where most fruit and food traders gather and pick up their items from the suppliers. From 11 PM to the next day’s early morning, this fruit market brings a very joyful and exciting feeling for every visitor who experiences the local routine. Not only can we see the buying and selling activities, but we also catch the moments when a person sleeps in the boxes or uses a cardboard cover as a blanket. It is an opportunity for tourists to understand how hard life is for the locals.

Quang Ba Flower Night Market

Quang Ba is the leading flower trade market in Hanoi. Coming to this night market, you will have a chance to see a variety of flowers and hear the welcoming voices of friendly sellers. Although the market opens throughout the day, nighttime is the busiest time for seeing dynamic trading activities. Some people visit Quang Ba early at 2 – 3 AM to get their first pick at the freshest flowers available. It would be an exceptional experience if you could visit the market at this time before the sun rises.

Summary of the Top 7 Night Markets in Hanoi

Night markets in Hanoi have a very different dynamic from day markets. Visiting Hanoi night markets is an opportunity to see the other side of the locals. People skip the ideal sleep time to work overtime. They work hard in the daytime and even harder at night!

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