helloVietnam: Hanoi night markets: What you can find out in north Vietnam tours

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Night market in Old Quarter

HANOI, September 20, 2018 – Hanoi night market is an ideal option for the north Vietnam tours. This article will tell you about all noticeable aspects in order to prepare for the best journey.

Let me introduce some basic information about Ha Noi – the capital of Vietnam. Of the most crowded cities in Vietnam, Ha Noi stands in the second position with a total of 8 million people and is large in size at 3,342.92 km². Nowadays, this city covers 12 separated districts with hundreds of roads that were named after the famous heroes during the wartime like Nguyen Du, Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Hai Ba Trung, Ba Trieu and so on. The special thing here is that Hanoi had been voted as one of the top ten destinations in the world in 2015 by TripAdvisor. What makes Hanoi attractive is the gorgeous sights, the century buildings, local specialties, friendly attitudes and the diversity of products.

Have you ever heard of day markets which are usually open during the day from early morning to 6 p.m at night? These markets are open so as to serve the demand of citizens if they need to buy fresh ingredients, canned foods, clothes, devices, personal belongings immediately before they go home. Meanwhile, Hanoi also has the well-known markets open for the purpose of entertainment for special occasionsat night. Here, many activities and events are held in public especially for the teenagers and middle ages.

A weekend night market in Hanoi


As you know, most people go through hard-working days in workplaces or schools and don’t have enough time to relax as well as take care of themselves. Therefore, nights are the most suitable time to do it. For such reasons, “a night market” appears to help us have a more meaningful day and since then, it has become a traditional part of the Vietnamese. It looks like a small version of Hanoi city at night and coming there, the visitors are fond of the great nightlife with the best services.

Most night markets are held in the weekend starting from 7 p.m on Fridays to 11 p.m on Sunday nights because during this free time, people don’t need to worry about work and errands. In general, it is worth trying a motorbike tour in north Vietnam to visit several markets at night.


Mentioning the food and drink there, people usually regard it as “ nosh heaven”. It can be said that you can’t stand looking around and exploring for several hours without stopping at any food stores because they are extremely delicious and appetizing. For the price of ten thousand dong, you can enjoy many iconic dishes or snacks in Hanoi streets and food vendors are the most impressive. Look around and tourists can realize how many stalls there are taking orders and serving up traditional foods in Hanoi such as soups, noodles, sticky rice, baked breads and porridges. Chicken, beef, hot dogs, and barbecued meat are used with main dishes in order to increase flavour. Furthermore, the Korean noshing platters are also placed there, to satisfy the hobby of teenagers, which include gimbap, tobokki, sushi and sweet soups which are cheaper than the dishes in big stores or Korean restaurants outside – the price being twenty to thirty Vietnam thousand dong. If you are a fan of cold desserts and sweet things, you shouldn’t skip an ice cream roll that has become a hot phenomenon of the millennial generation.

In addition, unique and tradition beverages are also made up by the special recipes of the professional and skillful bartenders. The combinations of taste and smell create a variety of attractiveness for each meal.

Ice cream roll at the night market


Have you ever wanted to buy nice clothes at a reasonable price? Normally, it would take you a thirty day salary to afford a T-shirt with a price of five hundred thousand dong or even one million? But when you visit the night markets, you might purchase at least three T shirt with that amount of money! Walking along the bustling roads, the international tourists find out the range of various clothes includes shoes, sandals, T-shirts, jeans, skirts, hats, gloves, jumpers, shorts, socks and accessories like necklaces, bracelets, rings, and hair bands. The colorful accessories as well as clothes are designed with original and sophisticated shapes and the visitors may opt for suitable sizes depending on their height and weight. However, free-size nowadays soon becomes the standard for the young and teenagers so many types are made with one big size only. Bags and individual belongings are sometimes displayed in the stores on the roadside, a scene only seen in a Vietnamese market! Furthermore, if you look carefully, you can see a few household appliance shops in the corner or amongst others, ones in which display and sell kitchen accessories like pots, pans, dishes, bowls or household furnishings.

Furnishing stall in the night markets

Travelers who have special habits of offering gifts to their lovers or relatives shouldn’t skip the night markets. Sometimes, small and cheap souvenirs bring the most happiness and joy which creates closer relationships. Coming through a north and south Vietnam tour, you won’t find a place to buy items cheaper than at Hanoi night markets. If you would like to pick up small souvenir items, you could visit souvenir stalls in which they display handicrafts, decorative things, 3D postcards, envelopes, ornamental trees, small handbags or even toys for kids.

Toys stall for kids


After the long journey doing 5 day tours in north Vietnam, foreigners like to experience relaxing spa services to loosen muscles.

In addition, Hanoi market nights also provide many outdoor activities and cultural performances for both teenagers and adults. Going around the lively roads, you will see the entertaining activities such as Vietnamese operator performance, singing and dancing, tattoos, portraits or even board games.

Traditional performance in Hanoi night market


Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter is the biggest and most exciting night market in the capital of north Vietnam tours. As it is named, this market belongs to famous and old streets such as Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, Hang Bai, Hang Giay and so on.

Long Bien Market

Long Bien market is a well-known fruit market at night for citizens. Unlike other night markets, Long Bien usually opens at 11 p.m to the early morning the next day. You’ll notice that there are almost no fruit stores that open late like that. When dropping in on this fruit market, visitors might not only enjoy the joyful moments in the nightlife but also capture wonderful photos when the laborers fall asleep next to the fruit boxes.

Dong Xuan Market in Hanoi

Dong Xuan market

Dong Xuan market is another choice that the international tourists should consider visiting in North vietnam group tours. Being situated in the Hoan Kiem district in Hanoi, it had been a part of the Hanoi Old Quarter and renovated several times since 1944. However, it has still preserved the traditional features and Hanoi cultures to this day.


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