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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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Hue City Full-Day Tour

Hue City Full-Day Tour

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See the UNESCO-listed Imperial City on a full-day sightseeing tour of Hue. The former imperial capital on the banks of the Perfume River offers visitors a glimpse of royal palaces and tombs. Visit Dong Ba Market; take a dragon boat ride to Thien Mu Pagoda; and tour the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum and kings’ tombs with your guide. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by minivan included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$31.40
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Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Hue on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city and its scenic surroundings. Pleasure your palate with exotic ingredients at the Dong Ba Market; explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hue Imperial City on a guided walking tour; and absorb the sacred atmosphere of a local nunnery as you enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch. Conclude your tour with a tranquil cruise down the Perfume River (Huong River) and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 12 people.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$69.00
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Hue City Small Group Tour (Max 12 Pax)

Hue City Small Group Tour (Max 12 Pax)

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Rather than exploring as part of a huge group, receive personalized attention on a small-group tour of Hue, the historical capital of Vietnam. Ideal for first-time visitors and time-pressed travelers, this tour transports you between dispersed landmarks, including the Thien Mu Pagoda and the far-flung Tomb of Khai Dinh, and ensures you benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.00
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A Glimpse of Hue Tour

A Glimpse of Hue Tour

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See where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled Vietnam during this half-day tour of the Imperial City of Hue and the Forbidden Purple City. Your informative guide provides a glimpse of this major historical complex, once a foremost cultural and religious center and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll ride a dragon boat on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda) and visit the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum. Round-trip hotel transport by minivan included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$23.00
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Hue: Deluxe group tour

Hue: Deluxe group tour

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Get an in-depth look at Hue on this guided group tour. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city sits on the Perfume River and boasts citadels, palaces, and royal tombs. The itinerary includes a dragon boat ride to the Thien Mu pagoda, the Imperial Citadel, Dong Ba Market, Khai Dinh King’s Tomb, and more.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.90
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Hue Half Day By E-Bike

Hue Half Day By E-Bike

This original half day tour is dedicated to the Hue’s traditional foody history, experiencing some of its famous dishes from market to mouth! Beginning near the old town we’ll visit Dong Ba market and introduce you to the vibrant colors and smells of the fresh produce from surrounding countryside. We’ll then take an amazing tour around the canals surrounding the Citadel giving you a new perspective on this majestic structure. You get to participate in a workshop with locals in Lua Bao village, famous for production of banh uot, the main ingredient in some of Hue’s most recognized dishes. We’ll take you to nearby Truc Lam Pagoda on route to lunch, where you can enjoy banh uot dishes prepared by experts.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.42
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Full-Day Hue City Tour

Full-Day Hue City Tour

Spend a full day exploring UNESCO-listed Hue and relive the glory of the former Imperial capital. Get a taste of local life at the buzzing Dong Ba Market; cruise along the Perfume River to the sacred Thien Mu pagoda; then marvel over historic monuments like the Forbidden Purple City and Kinh Thanh Citadel. After lunch (own expense), discover the legacy of the Nguyen Dynasty with a visit to the elaborate Tu Duc and Khai Dinh tombs.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.00
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Hue Cooking Class on Dragon Boat Including Hotel Pickup by Cyclo

Hue Cooking Class on Dragon Boat Including Hotel Pickup by Cyclo

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Taking part in a cooking class while aboard a dragon boat is a must-do experience in Hue. Discover tasty recipes as you prepare local Vietnamese cuisine under the guidance of an expert instructor. You’re transported by cyclo to Dong Ba Market for ingredients, then provided an engaging 2-hour cooking lesson while you cruise on the Perfume River. Lunch and hotel pickup included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hue: Thien Mu Pagoda by Dragon Boat

Hue: Thien Mu Pagoda by Dragon Boat

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If you only have time for one day trip from Hue, make it a cruise down the Perfume River. Hop aboard a traditional dragon boat for a scenic cruise, passing the Dong Ba Market and the Truong Tien Bridge, then jumping off to explore the sacred Thien Mu Pagoda.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hue Street Walking Food Tour - SUMMER DISCOUNT

Hue Street Walking Food Tour - SUMMER DISCOUNT

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Every Vietnamese city boasts its own unique cuisine and the food of Hue, Vietnam’s capital for over 150 years, is famous nationwide. Discover it on a private door-to-door walking tour with foodie guide that includes stops at Dong Ba Market and the night market. Feast to fullness on snacks like rice paper pork, steamed dumplings, pancakes, noodle soup, and sesame candy, washed down with coffee or local beer.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.00
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HUE HIGHLIGHTS and VIETNAMESE LOCAL CUISINE at THA OM GARDEN HOUSE

HUE HIGHLIGHTS and VIETNAMESE LOCAL CUISINE at THA OM GARDEN HOUSE

If you’ve only got limited time in Hue, see the best of the Imperial City on a full-day tour that includes a traditional Vietnamese lunch. Without the hassle of advance planning, you’ll tick off highlights such as Dong Ba Market, the UNESCO-listed The Citadel (Dai Noi), and the Tomb of Ming Mang. Exploring with a guide means you’ll be party to cultural and historical information that you may otherwise have missed, while included lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless experience.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing

Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing

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Relive the glory of the Imperial City and cruise the romantic Perfume River on this private 8-hour tour of Hue’s best bits. Stand in awe before the UNESCO-listed monuments of Hue Citadel; learn how the Perfume River earned its evocative name as you cruise to the Thien Mu Pagoda; and put your haggling skills to use at the Dong Ba Market. After a typical Vietnamese lunch (included), explore the grand Tu Duc Tomb and visit a crafts village where conical hats and incense are made.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$81.00
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Half-Day Hue City Tour

Half-Day Hue City Tour

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Explore a pagoda that helped make Hue a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a 4-hour city tour that includes a boat cruise to Thien Mu Pagoda, hotel pickup and drop-off in the city center, and entrance fees. After visiting the Thien Mu Pagoda, you’ll get a taste of Hue’s bustling modern culture at Dong Ba Market, where vendors display colorful produce, handicrafts, and local wares. Morning and afternoon departures are available.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Hue Flavor Street Food Tour

Hue Flavor Street Food Tour

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Eat like a local and explore the city streets of Hue by cyclo. You’ll taste plenty of street food and get an overview of Hue’s culinary culture with commentary by a professional and informative guide. Visit Dong Ba Market where you can mingle with the locals. Sink your teeth into a variety of dishes, such as steamed or fried rice dumplings, and slurp up vermicelli soup. Hotel pickup is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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Hue Flavor Street Food Tour by Cyclo or Motorbike with Driver

Hue Flavor Street Food Tour by Cyclo or Motorbike with Driver

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Learn the ins and outs of Hue city through one of it’s most vibrant traditions—its food. On this special street food tour, you’ll hop a three-wheeler taxi to the biggest local market—Dong Ba—and the picturesque Citadel district. Try a mix of tasty treats, from Hue’s famous fried pancake and steamed fern-shake cake to beef noodle soup and minced pork skewers.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.00
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Hue City Discovery Private Half Day Tour

Hue City Discovery Private Half Day Tour

Let this exciting tour take you through the bustling streets, stunning landscapes, unique architecture and famous attractions in Hue. Discover tombs, pagodas, rivers, and legendary temples, and visit the sights that tourists travel the world to see: Thien Mu pagoda, Imperial Citadel, Hue Royal Antiques Museum and Dong Ba Market. Highlights: • Explore Hue's iconic sights on a full or half day tour • Discover the city's unique architectural monuments and historical locations • Talks with local people, exchange cultural way of life
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85.90
Price varies by group size
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US$85.90
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Hue Ancient Imperial – New Experience

Hue Ancient Imperial – New Experience

• Imperial City: Amazing ancient buildings fit to be on Unesco. This is an impressive walled citadel that made up the Imperial City where the Nguyen emperors of Vietnam resided. • Gia Long Tomb: Gia Long King was not only the first King of Nguyen Dynasty but also he was the one who named VietNam • Immerse yourself in the romantic Perfume River on unique dragon boat, • Observe how locals make incense stick • Visit local home and have lunch Hue cuisine at garden house • Understand peaceful life of people in Hue countryside, chat with locals • Learn how to make seasame candy with the host
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.00
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Hue Private Shore Excursion from Da Nang/ Hue (Chan May), Vietnam

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

Vietnam Shore Excursions offers the best private Hue Shore Excursion for cruise ship passengers from Da Nang/ Hue (Chan May), Vietnam. We guarantee a local perspective that will give you and your family a once in a lifetime experience. ITINERARY: 07:00 – 08:00 Pick-up from Chan May port and transfer to Hue city 09:00 Take dragon boat trip on Perfume River 10:00 Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda 11:00 Transfer to visit the Royal Palace of Hue Citadel 13:00 Have lunch at local restaurant 14:30 Take the Trishaw along all streets in Hue city 15:00 Be free on shopping in Dong Ba market 16:00 Transfer back to the port 17:00 Dop-off at the Chan May port and finish your shore excursion
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$410.26
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Hue Private Full Day City Tour

Hue Private Full Day City Tour

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Vietnam Shore Excursions offers the best Hue Private Full Day City Tour for various valued customers in Hue City, Vietnam. We guarantee a local perspective that will give you and your family a once in a lifetime experience. ITINERARY: Itinerary: Pick-up at your hotel in Hue city Take dragon boat trip on Perfume River Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda Transfer to visit the Royal Palace of Hue Citadel Take Trishaw along streets in Hue city Visit the Dong Ba market Have lunch at local restaurant Transfer to visit Minh Mang Tomb Transfer to visit Khai Dinh Tomb Stop over to enjoy Vietnamese coffee at local shop Drop-off at the Hotel
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$320.00
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US$320.00
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Hue Private Full Day City Tour

Hue Private Full Day City Tour

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Adventures Travel Vietnam offers the best Hue Private Full Day City Tour for various valued customers in Hue City, Vietnam. We guarantee a local perspective that will give you and your family a once in a lifetime experience. ITINERARY: Itinerary: Pick-up at your hotel in Hue city Take dragon boat trip on Perfume River Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda Transfer to visit the Royal Palace of Hue Citadel Take Trishaw along streets in Hue city Visit the Dong Ba market Have lunch at local restaurant Transfer to visit Minh Mang Tomb Transfer to visit Khai Dinh Tomb Stop over to enjoy Vietnamese coffee at local shop Drop-off at the Hotel
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$320.00
per group
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US$320.00
per group

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

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

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Adventures Travel Vietnam offers the best private Hue Shore Excursion for cruise ship passengers from Da Nang/ Hue (Chan May), Vietnam. We guarantee a local perspective that will give you and your family a once in a lifetime experience. ITINERARY: 07:00 – 08:00 Pick-up from Chan May port and transfer to Hue city 09:00 Take dragon boat trip on Perfume River 10:00 Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda 11:00 Transfer to visit the Royal Palace of Hue Citadel 13:00 Have lunch at local restaurant 14:30 Take the Trishaw along all streets in Hue city 15:00 Be free on shopping in Dong Ba market 16:00 Transfer back to the port 17:00 Dop-off at the Chan May port and finish your shore excursion
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$410.26
per group
From
US$410.26
per group

Visit Hue by Cyclo

Visit Hue by Cyclo

Go around the highlights in Hue such as: Truong Tien Bridge, Dong Ba Market, Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities, Ngo Mon Gate by cyclo. Free time to enjoy Hue local foods, such as: Beo Cake, Nam Cake, Loc Cake, Hue beef noodles, ...
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.00
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US$30.00

Exploring amazing hidden Hue food

Exploring amazing hidden Hue food

You will spend 3 hours for all of activities. First, Meet me at meeting point and follow me to first hidden place for dish of Hue food. Then you will seat on Cyclo, take your time to see the life rhythm of Hue (the most popular transportation in the old time) to vender lady in market. You will enjoy our first dish - Bun Thit Nuong (Fresh noodle mixes with grilled tender pork meat) on. Then keep siting on Cyclo to a local family restaurant inside Citadel wall to taste Nem Lui (Grilled pork in lemongrass skewer) and Banh Khoai (Crispy rice pancake) with peanut sauce. Afterward, It takes 10 mins for walking to a special coffee shop to taste a cup of Salt coffee while listening the information sharing from your tour guide. * You will follow a tour guide also a wandering foodie to try most of best dishes in Hue. * Most of places we come to are very well-known for local people but not for tourists. * I provide guaranty for 100 percent of satisfaction.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$39.00
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US$39.00

Hue Street Food Tour by Cyclo

Hue Street Food Tour by Cyclo

Hue Street Food Tour is specially designed for all foodies with unique food & cultures experiences in Hue City, Vietnam. You not only have a chance to taste various delicious kinds of Hue Cuisine, aso chat with local people, study their livelihoods and understand more Hue Cultures. We guarantee a local perspective that will give you and your family a once in a lifetime experience. ITINERARY: Pick you up at your hotel with your private trishaw, driver and food expert. Transfer to visit the historical and unique bridge of Truong Tien and the beautiful Perfume River. Stop at Dong Ba Market to see and try most of the ingredients in making Hue specialty dishes and fresh local fruits. Relax on your trishaw and discover all hidden beauties of Hue city and study local cultures of Hue life on the way – in the street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new restaurants and pubs. Stop over to enjoy Vietnamese Coffee with condensed milk. Transfer back your hotel. Say good bye and end the tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.85
per group
From
US$153.85
per group

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dong Ba Market (Cho Dong Ba) hours of operation?
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Dong Ba Market (Cho Dong Ba) hours of operation: Daily 3am-8:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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