Hanoi Night Markets: Discover the most famous night markets that tourists should visit while traveling to Hanoi

Recently updated on August 20th, 2022 at 09:15 pm

Hanoi Night Market not only displays a variety of diverse and affordable items but also is a gathering place for exciting and vibrant street music and street food shows.

Join us to explore the most famous night markets in Hanoi. 

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Hanoi Old Quarter Night Market 

Hanoi night market

This is one of the most famous night markets of Hanoi on the list of must-visit places when traveling to Hanoi. Located right in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and next to Hoan Kiem Lake, this night market is only open from 6 pm – 11 pm from Friday to Sunday every week.

When you come to Hanoi Old Quarter Night Market on weekends, you will be free to explore and experience without having to worry about motorbikes because on weekends most of the streets in Old Quarter are all pedestrian streets. 

Entering the market, you will be immersed in the space of color and vibrant, bustling atmosphere. In the bright light, the items on sale become sparkling, brilliant, and attractive to visitors.

Especially on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Christmas, or Tet, colorful Christmas, Mid-Autumn, or New Year decorations … are displayed brilliantly, making anyone passing by also want to take a look.

The old town night market sells a multitude of different items. Rich in genres, and diverse in designs, this is the ideal place for visitors to visit as well as shop for clothes, accessories, decorations, and handicrafts, … at very affordable prices and the quality is quite good.

In addition, visitors can stroll to relax, and enjoy the beauty of the culture and art of the old town with unique art types taking place on the street. 

Visiting the old town night market, you will feel overwhelmed by an extremely rich and attractive dining paradise.

Walking along the streets, you can freely choose a variety of pure Vietnamese dishes, famous gifts from Hanoi to Korean dishes, or Asian-European-style dishes.

The food here is quite reasonable, so the old town night market always attracts a lot of young people as well as tourists gathering, and chattering with friends. 

Dong Xuan night market 

Built-in 1889, Dong Xuan Market is not only the largest bustling shopping district in Hanoi but also a famous historical landmark in Hanoi.

At the market, there are a variety of items such as clothes, shoes, home appliances, toys, and fabrics with traditional motifs, … 

In addition, next to the Dong Xuan market is Dong Xuan Alley, where there are extremely many foods and beverage shops. This will be a place you can not miss if you want to explore Hanoi cuisine. 

Although it is called the Dong Xuan night market, this market is open every day of the week from morning to night, so visitors can freely schedule their day trip and visit at any time. 

Quang Ba flower market 

Quang Ba flower market

Located on Nghi Tam Street, in Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Quang Ba Flower Market differs from normal markets because it is only open at night and sells only one special item – flowers. 

Maybe for foreign tourists, Quang Ba Flower Market is a new thing, but for Hanoians, this flower market is a very familiar place, that, if you only say to go to the flower market at night, everyone will also implicitly understand, it is Quang Ba Flower Market.

For tourists who love flowers and love to explore the nightlife in markets, there is probably no better place than this Quang Ba flower market.

Quang Ba night flower market is open all year round. Normally, around 12 o’clock at night, the market starts to open, but people are still sparse, it is not until 3 am that the market is crowded.

Especially, on days bordering on Tet, the market is opened very early, around 8 – 9 pm. Customers buying flowers on this occasion are not only hawkers but also many people in Hanoi and neighboring provinces as well as foreigners living, studying, and working in Vietnam. 

Admittedly, only when you come to this Night Flower Market can you fully enjoy the interesting and attractive it.

Especially on the cold days of Tet, in the light of electric lights covering the whole market, Quang Ba Flower Market is still like an “exhibition” of flowers with brilliant colors and scents.

The flowers here are extremely rich. All form a brilliant flower forest with a seductive and enchanting scent.

More specifically, the prices here are much cheaper than buying at flower shops on the streets of Hanoi. 

Long Bien market 

Long Bien Night Market (Hanoi Night markets)

Long Bien Market, located near Long Bien Bridge and in the territory of Ba Dinh district, Hanoi.

The market has been in operation for more than 20 years, is an important trading place in Ba Dinh district.

This is one of the bustling and large markets of Hanoi, open every day of the year and always becomes more bustling from 10 pm until the next day.

Therefore, this market is also known as the “sleepless market”. 

At this market, you can buy anything you want from vegetables, fruits, and seafood to other essentials. And going to the market at night to buy goods as well as experience and learn more about the culture and lifestyle of the local people will be unforgettable memories for visitors. 

That is why Gobackpacking Magazine once ranked the Long Bien market in the list of the 5 most interesting markets in Southeast Asia.

Recently, the market has been voted as one of the 7 most interesting flea markets in the world by Conde Nast Traveler – a famous magazine specializing in introducing attractive tourist destinations in the world. 

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