Weekend Night Market in Hanoi (Hanoi, Vietnam)
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The night market in Hanoi is approximately 3 km in length, and it starts at the Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc square and ends at the Dong Xuan market gate.
When does Hanoi night market open?
On every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the whole stretch of road from Hang Dao Street to Dong Xuan Market is pedestrianised and transformed into a night market from 6.00pm to 11.00pm. Visitors are free to meander as they please, as the roads are blocked off to transportation. The market is free of commotion, as well, and visitors are instead greeted by locals conversing and music playing.
Walking path between stalls in Hanoi night market
What is Hanoi night market selling?
Visit the night market of the old town, in addition to finding clothes, cosmetics, eye fatigue of traditional items, you also get lost in the attractive dining paradise with enough street food. Meandering around the market, you surely will have a great night of shopping with countless finds to bring back home after your traveling time in Hanoi.
Enjoy street food
All the stuff are pretty cheap here, however, bargain is still an interesting aspect in Vietnamese market culture so make sure to do it when you are about to buy something. Along the street, you can easily find many artists who are able to sketch a portrait. Just wait for a few minutes, with a reasonable price; you will receive a perfect picture of yourself drawn by a street artist.
Free art shows
Free art show at Hanoi night market
In particular, every Saturday night, the night market walking street is also a place for performing street arts and traditional art and culture such as contemporary hip hop dancing, violin, Vietnamese popular opera, ca tru singing ... is very interested and watched by tourists. This is also a unique highlight of the old town night market.
Drink beer at the sidewalk
A quiet weekend night, no noise, no dust, only stepping footsteps, young boys and girls holding hands, jokes of friends and innocent laughs of young children, wandering the old streets, enjoying diverse cuisine will certainly be the most exciting experience for anyone when coming to Hanoi.
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