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Dong Ba Market (Cho Dong Ba) Tours

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Dong Ba Market (Cho Dong Ba)
On the north bank of the Huong River is Hue’s lively Dong Ba Market (Chợ Đông Ba), stretching out for 16,000 square meters. Still retaining its old bell tower from when it was first opened by King Dong Khanh in 1887, the atmospheric market is divided into separate sections, with the whole upstairs floor dedicated to clothes. 

Though Hue has plenty of supermarkets, Dong Ba is an important market for locals and a great place to experience Vietnamese life, with 5,000 to 7,000 people coming here to barter daily. 

While you’re at Dong Ba Market, look out for popular local handicrafts like non la bai tho (conical hats with poems woven in the design), xung sesame candies, and Tuan black tea. Dong Ba is also a great spot for trying traditional regional food like beef vermicelli. You’ll find the street vendors serving specialty dishes on the ground floor of the market, on the street parallel to the river.

Practical Info

The food stalls at Dong Ba Market begin setting up at 3 a.m., and it’s in the early hours when the freshest food is sold at the lowest price. The market is open until 8.30 p.m., and there’s a convenient bus station inside the market.
Address: Chương Dương, Phú Hòa, tp. Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
Hours: Daily 3am-8:30pm
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Get to know Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, on a full-day city tour with a knowledgeable guide. Learn about Hue’s history as the religious, economic and cultural heart of the country under the Nguyen dynasty as you see attractions such as Thien Mu Pagoda, Dong Ba Market and the tombs of emperors. You’ll also take a boat ride on the Perfume River.
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Overnight Tours

2-Day Historical Da Nang & Hue Tour from Hoi An

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Cooking Classes

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Hue Specialty Food Cooking Class

Hands on cooking class with local chef instruction The market tour to see local daily life Cook the best of local food and enjoy food after you cookSharing the truth about Vietnamese cuisine
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

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Hue Private Shore Excursion from Da Nang/ Hue (Chan May), Vietnam

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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Overnight Tours

2-Day Hue Tour including the DMZ from Da Nang

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  • 2 days
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Food Tours

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Through the cuisine is the best way to explore the culture of Hue city, the old capital of Vietnam, which gets lot of the typical local dishes. When visiting Hue city of Vietnam, the travelers cannot miss chance to enjoy the local food, the street food of Hue and to discover its cuisine culture with Hue culinary tour.
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