Recent Searches
Clear

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

Dong Xuan Market Tours

star-4.5
17 Reviews
Dong Xuan Market
Hanoi’s largest indoor market, Don Xuan Market is jam-packed with stalls selling everything from clothing and cosmetics to household goods, pets, and plants. Although geared more toward local Vietnamese and wholesalers, it’s a great place to get a pulse on local life, and there’s also a lively food court and weekend night market.
 
The Basics
Originally founded by the French in 1889, Dong Xuan market was rebuilt after a 1994 fire and now covers 1.6 acres (0.65 hectares). Like many Asian markets, there’s a wet market on the ground floor. Clothing and other goods can be found in the upper floors. There are a few souvenir shops, but you can usually find better options and prices at other markets. Many visitors come here more for the experience than to actually buy anything, though the food court remains popular. There’s a lively weekend night market, with cultural performances such as Xam singing, Cheo theater, and Quan Ho folk duet singing. A number of sightseeing tours will feature a stop here, particularly those that focus on local life in Hanoi, or food-oriented tours.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The market gets very crowded; those with claustrophobia should avoid.
  • Wholesalers will usually refuse to sell small quantities.
  • Buyer beware, as not all the branded goods here are authentic.
  • Don’t forget to bargain for better prices, though most vendors do not speak English.
  • The market is not very wheelchair-friendly, as there are numerous narrow and crowded aisles.
 
How to Get There
Dong Xuan Market is located at the northern end of the Old Quarter. From Hoan Kiem Lake, it’s about a 10-minute walk. Taxis are an easy way to get there for those coming from further afield.
 
When to Get There
Although the market is can be visited all day, many vendors may be closed for lunch or a nap in the middle of the day. It’s best to visit in the morning or later in the afternoon. A lively night market is held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. 
 
Local Foods to Try
In addition to the food court within the market, there are a number of food stalls just outside, particularly during the weekend night markets. Popular local foods to try include bun cha (marinated grilled pork with noodles), banh cuon (rolled cake), and bin rieu (rice vermicelli soup with meat). For the more adventurous, there’s also fried frog and tiet canh (duck blood soup).
Address: Dong Xuan Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Read More

98 Tours and Activities to Experience Dong Xuan Market

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Did you know?You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
Learn more
Did you know?
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.Learn more
Sort by:Featured
Hanoi City Motorbike Tour By Locals

Hanoi City Motorbike Tour By Locals

star-5
13
Hanoi Happy Motorbike Tours With this unique local experience, you'll be seeing the local lives on the back of the motorbike just like locals, waving around and zipping through all the chaos traffic. Beside our stops we plan, you can ask for stopping at anywhere you want during the tour, unlike other transports you might take.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$42.06
Price varies by group size
From
US$42.06
Price varies by group size

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Hanoi Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Hanoi Private Tour

star-5
68
The narrow streets and alleyways of old Hanoi can be hard to navigate. Forget guidebooks and itinerary planning, and immerse in this ancient city’s rich culture with a dedicated private guide. Enjoy the sorts of insights only a local can provide as you explore markets, temples, alleyways, historic homes, the French Quarter, the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, and even Hoa Lo Prison.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$38.06
Price varies by group size
From
US$38.06
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Local Market Tour and Private Cooking Class

Local Market Tour and Private Cooking Class

star-5
46
My class offer the great combination of local culture, hidden gems & hands-on cooking class with great activities such as: cyclo trip, local market through little alleys for best fresh products, cooking under the instruction of professional chefs
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$56.42
From
US$56.42

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour Guide (half day)

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour Guide (half day)

star-4.5
288
We are AZ Local Trip NPO Team, a non-profit organisation by local university students, who have been living in our beloved-city, Hanoi for years. We would love to show you the best of Hanoi, including the hidden places, best foods and interesting life stories. -------------- Remember, we are just local guides. We know Hanoi, and would love to show you with the best as we can. Dont expect a lot, but for sure, it will be one of the most memorable you would do in Hanoi. -------------- You Can Choice 3 Option -------------- 1. (RECOMMEND) Include the Puppet Show Ticket - After the tour, you will enjoy Water Puppet Show (Must see to Hanoi) 2. Street Food Tour With this option, you have 2 tour: Old Quarter Tour (Private Tour) and Street Food Tour (Small Group) 3. Old Quarter Walking Tour
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$5.20
From
US$5.20

Hanoi Old Quater Walking Tour

Hanoi Old Quater Walking Tour

star-4.5
65
We are Hanoi Free Local Tours, a non-profit organisation by local university students, who have been living in our beloved-city, Hanoi for years. We would love to show you the best of Hanoi, including the hidden places, best foods and interesting life stories. -------------- Remember, we are just local guides. We know Hanoi, and would love to show you with the best as we can. Dont expect a lot, but for sure, it will be one of the most memorable you would do in Hanoi. -------------- We have 3 options to choose -------------- 1. (RECOMMEND) Include the Puppet Show Ticket - After the tour, you will enjoy Water Puppet Show in 50 minutes (one of must-do thing in Hanoi) 2. Street Food Tour With this option, you have 2 tour: Old Quarter Tour (Private Tour) and Street Food Tour (Small Group) 3. Old Quarter Walking Tour
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$5.13
From
US$5.13

Street Food Tour & Water Puppet Show at Hanoi Old Quarter

Street Food Tour & Water Puppet Show at Hanoi Old Quarter

star-5
157
You can choose: Option 1: Small Group Food Tour & Free Old Quarter Walking Tour (6 hours) - Include 2 tours: 1. Small Group Food Tour - Type of tour: Small group (6 - 8pax) - Guide: Professional 2. Free Old Quarter Tour: - Duration: 2,5 - 3 hours - Type of tour: Private - Guide: Volunteer guide - Note: You will only pay what you try (about 2,1 usd/person) [RECOMMENDATION] Option 2: Small Group Food Tour & Free Old Quarter Walking Tour & Water Puppet Show (7 hours) - Include 3 Services: 1. Small Group Food - Duration: 2,5 - 3 hours - Type of tour: Small group (6 - 8pax) - Guide: Professional 2. Free Old Quarter Tour: - Type of tour: Private - Guide: Volunteer guide - Note: You will only pay what you try (about 2,1 usd/person) 3. Water Puppet Show - Duration: 50 minutes - Theater: Lotus Water Puppet Theater (16 Le Thai To, Hoan Kiem)
More
  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$19.74
From
US$19.74

Hanoi Sightseeing And Food Tour By Scooter

Hanoi Sightseeing And Food Tour By Scooter

star-5
16
This combination tour is a great way to see some of the city’s local highlights without having to worry about what you’re going to do for lunch or dinner afterwards. Instead of cramming into a crowded minivan, zip through the Hanoi streets on the back of a motorbike, seeing sights like the West Lake and the Dong Xuan Market. After that, follow your guide through the streets of the Old Quarter and sample a range of Vietnamese street food, more than enough for a meal.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$46.16
Price varies by group size
From
US$46.16
Price varies by group size

Hanoi street food tour small group tour

Hanoi street food tour small group tour

star-5
13
Unleash your inner Anthony Bourdain on this small-group food tour that’s also an introduction to Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Discover the different types of local markets, learn why the street chairs are so low, and sample a range of dishes you couldn’t even fit in when flying solo.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$35.90
From
US$35.90

Hanoi Food Walking Tour

Hanoi Food Walking Tour

star-5
9
Discover culinary treats and cultural treasures on this 3-hour food tasting and walking tour of vibrant Hanoi. Stroll the maze-like streets of the old town, stopping to taste juicy tropical fruits, sample local dishes like Banh Cuon and sip delicious egg coffee. Learn about Vietnam’s varied cuisine as you watch the street chefs at work and your guide points out regional delicacies and sweet treats to try. It’s a great way to explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter and all you need to bring is an empty stomach and an open mind!
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$25.65
From
US$25.65

Hanoi Explorer Private Photo Tour

Hanoi Explorer Private Photo Tour

star-5
16
With so much to see and do in Hanoi, it can feel overwhelming to capture it all on camera. This half-day photography tour provides an insider’s look at the Vietnamese capital while you walk through the Old Quarter and several markets with a personal guide. Learn portrait and landscape photography trips and finish with a professional editing session.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$122.06
Price varies by group size
From
US$122.06
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Hanoi Private Street Food Tour With Cyclo Ride

Hanoi Private Street Food Tour With Cyclo Ride

Taste the flavors of Vietnam without any guidebooks or guesswork on this half-day private tour of the Hanoi Old Quarter. Ride around the Old Quarter’s streets in a cyclo before stopping at the Dong Xuan market. Learn about Vietnamese culinary traditions from your guide and sample a range of delectable delicacies including bánh mì, phở and pillow cakes. End your tour with a relaxing stop at an alleyway cafe for egg coffee or a frosty beer.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$30.00
From
US$30.00

Half-Day Hanoi Food Walking Tour

Half-Day Hanoi Food Walking Tour

star-5
65
Get a taste of Vietnam on this tantalising half-day tasting tour of Hanoi. Follow your guide, a chef and fellow foodie, to Hanoi’s best restaurants, markets and street food haunts, and sample an array of tasty treats. Along the way, learn about famous Vietnamese dishes, discover unique local ingredients and taste up to 20 different foods. All you need to bring is an empty stomach and an open mind!
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$46.16
From
US$46.16

Hanoi Street Food Tour - Private Tour with Real Local Foodie

Hanoi Street Food Tour - Private Tour with Real Local Foodie

Don’t rely on out-of-date guidebooks or search engine algorithms to find the hidden gems of Hanoi’s street food scene for you. Instead, discover a series of exciting Old Quarter hotspots with the help of your own private guide on this tour designed for food-lovers. Seek out culinary highlights in the narrow streets and alleys of the Old Quarter, sampling all sorts of local dishes – all covered by your tour costs.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$29.00
From
US$29.00

Private Tour of Hanoi by Bicycle

Private Tour of Hanoi by Bicycle

star-5
3
One of the best and most interesting ways to experience Hanoi is by cyclo, especially the Old Quarter. This quintessentially Vietnamese way of traveling makes visitors feel closer to the culture of Hanoi. Explore the Old Quarter of Hanoi by cyclo on this tour that allows for unobstructed photo ops and a thorough overview of the main sights. Your driver takes you past highlights such as the French Quarter, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the local fresh market, 36 streets in the Old Quarter and the beautiful Hanoi Opera House - a fine example of French colonial architecture. See some of Hanoi’s top sights and get great photo ops from the cyclo. Choice of departures throughout the day. Ride with a professional cyclo driver.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$23.59
Price varies by group size
From
US$23.59
Price varies by group size

Hanoi Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Family Tour

Hanoi Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Family Tour

star-5
2
Explore Hanoi with a private guide who tailors your 2.5-hour to your family’s interests. Visit a bustling local market and temples, ride in a cyclo to points of interests, and treat the kids to games and fun facts about Vietnam. You can even sample ice cream at a venerable shop in the French Quarter on a tour that combines top attractions with lesser-known sights for a great introduction to Hanoi.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$33.15
Price varies by group size
From
US$33.15
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Small-group motorbike sightseeing and food tour in Hanoi

Small-group motorbike sightseeing and food tour in Hanoi

star-5
4
This is a whole new experience and different feeling on the back of motorbikes, going through some lesser known spots, cultural sites to understand the thousand-year-old city. The great street foods also are highlight and should not be missed.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$48.21
From
US$48.21

Hanoi Backstreet Bicycle Tour

Hanoi Backstreet Bicycle Tour

star-5
3
Hanoi is a city famous for back streets, narrow lanes and bustling life behind the small alleyways, where buses, cars or motorbikes can’t drive through. Therefore, A Taste of Hanoi backstreet Bicycle Tour brings you the the best way to explore about this thousand years old city with our experienced guides.This is not only the most proper way for you to ride around and visit must-see sites of Hanoi, you also can learn a lot about our history, culture, lifestyle and people. Let us be your host for an adventure and unique travel experience!
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$35.90
From
US$35.90

Amazing Hanoi Sightseeing Cyclo Tour An Hour

Amazing Hanoi Sightseeing Cyclo Tour An Hour

star-3.5
2
Explore the Old Quarter of Hanoi during a 1-hour cyclo tour that covers more ground than you could on foot, and accesses places not available to large vehicles. Get a hassle-free introduction to the city as your cyclo driver pedals past landmarks like the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi Opera House, and Imperial Citadel of Thang Long (Hanoi Citadel)—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$9.24
From
US$9.24

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour Guide (half day)

Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour Guide (half day)

star-4.5
2
Our guide services are totally free of charge with well-trained team who really understands the culture of Hanoi. We would love to develop the Vietnamese culture and traditions to foreign travelers. To save your time and money, we would recommend highlight attractions and help you stay away from annoying scams on the street. We will bring to you the tour for Hanoi Ancient House, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, Bach Ma Temple, Dong Xuan Market, Long Bien Bridge. No tip expected and no hidden charge during the tours. You will only have to cover for entrance ticket, meal or drink for you and the guide if you use.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$5.13
From
US$5.13

Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour By Night

Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour By Night

star-5
1
Savour the flavours of Hanoi on an evening walking culinary exploration of the Old Quarter. Explore the labyrinth of alleyways and flavours that make Hanoi such an iconic gastronomic destination. Discover the tastes of classic Vietnamese food like Pho and Banh Cuon, Banh Duc, Nem...etc and observe the city come to life in the evening.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$41.42
Price varies by group size
From
US$41.42
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Street Food Tour Adventure in Hanoi

Private Street Food Tour Adventure in Hanoi

Deepen your experience of Hanoi’s lively culinary scene with a local guide who shares fun facts about the city’s street food. Stroll past old-world architecture down narrow alleys and tree-lined boulevards of the Old Quarter, aka 37 Old Streets. You’ll visit Dong Xuan market, street stalls, and family-owned eateries and enjoy 6–8 food tastings. This private walking tour ends with an egg coffee at a local cafe.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$63.59
From
US$63.59
Taking safety measures

Hanoi City Tours - Ninh Binh ( Hoa Lu - Tam Coc ) with my village show

Hanoi City Tours - Ninh Binh ( Hoa Lu - Tam Coc ) with my village show

+ Get 20% discount for massage service in Hanoi Old Quarter + FREE Itinerary for the whole trip in Vietnam + Full advice before payment + Support 24/7
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$75.39
From
US$75.39

Lonely Planet Experience: The True Essence of Hanoi

Lonely Planet Experience: The True Essence of Hanoi

Long layovers are no fun, especially when there's a beautiful city out there ready to be discovered. If you are in Hanoi waiting for your next travel adventure and have some time to spare, why not spend it outside exploring the city? From incredible sights like the West Lake and Tran Quoc Pagoda to the breathtaking Bach Ma Temple and with a delicious tasting included, your local host can create a personalized itinerary taking into consideration your preferences and time availability. Believe it, your local host knows exactly how to make just a few hours count! Every Lonely Planet Experience also comes with six months' free access to Lonely Planet's Guides app, which includes over 8,000 destination guides, and unbeatable discounts in the Lonely Planet store.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$17.63
Price varies by group size
From
US$17.63
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Hanoi by cyclo -Ninh Binh (Hoalu/Tuyet Tinh Coc-Tam Coc/Bich Dong) full day trip

Hanoi by cyclo -Ninh Binh (Hoalu/Tuyet Tinh Coc-Tam Coc/Bich Dong) full day trip

✔️ ✔️ ✔️ HIGHLIGHT ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Visit Tuyet Tinh Coc; enjoy breathtaking view and ancient pagoda. ✔️Enjoy a tasty buffet /set menu lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant ✔️Exploring picturesque of Tam Coc by Bamboo Boat Rider to discovery majestic water caves 2,5 - 3 hours ✔️Enjoy Hanoi short relaxing trip by cyclo inside Old Quarter with us round 60 mins to understand deeply hanoian daily life ✔️ Free University Student Volunteers Guide for Hanoi Trip with flexible date round 2 -3 hours
More
  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$59.24
From
US$59.24

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Dong Xuan Market?

icon_solid_phone
Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785