Visiting the poetic Hue Ancient Capital, visiting the ancient mausoleums, exploring the famous markets is something you should not miss. Among those famous places, Dong Ba market in Hue is still a long-standing cultural beauty preserved and developed. The experience of going to the market in Dong Ba will surely bring many interesting things, let’s find out with Danang Motorbike Adventure .
1. Brief introduction of Dong Ba market
The name “Dong Ba” is not the first name of this market. The previous name of the market was Quy Gia Thi which means market for returnees. This name marks the return of the Nguyen army to Phu Xuan after defeating the Tay Son dynasty. In 1885, after the French colonialists occupied the market, the market was burned. In 1887, King Dong Khanh started rebuilding the market and changed its name, from which the name Dong Ba market was born.
Dong Ba Hue Market is located between Trang Tien and Gia Hoi bridges with an area of 47,614 square meters. From the outside, Dong Ba market, like many other normal markets, has no special features. But when you set foot in the market, you will be surprised by the difference, and the bustle of this place. Dong Ba Market Hue is a place you must definitely visit when traveling to Hue.
2. How to get to the market
Dong Ba Market is located in the center of Hue city, very convenient for traveling, and easy to visit the areas of the Perfume River, Trang Tien Bridge to see the streets. If you are in areas far from Dong Ba market in Hue, you can travel by motorbike, you should combine visiting Dong Ba market with a schedule to check-in some nearby spots such as Quoc Hoc Hue school, Thien Mu pagoda, etc. Trang Tien bridge…in the same day for your convenience.
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3. What does Dong Ba Market have?
Dong Ba Market can be considered as the largest market in Hue. When you arrive at the market, you will be shocked by many stalls with countless items for sale.
Dong Ba Market is a 3-storey building called the bell tower surrounded by rows of houses forming a U shape.
Stepping into the bell tower, there will be stalls selling dried seafood and special Hue fish sauce . These sauces are very delicious, so you can buy them as gifts for family and friends. The second floor is where the handicrafts are made extremely carefully and meticulously. You can buy gifts here as gifts for relatives and friends when coming to Hue. The 3rd floor of the bell tower is a place for fabric and clothing stalls.
Dong Ba Market also has a food court with thousands of dishes that you cannot ignore. If you get lost in this area, it will be difficult for you to get out because the food here is extremely attractive, delicious, but also extremely cheap. Some dishes you should try such as: Nam Pho soup cake, filter cake, Khoai cake, roasted pork tea, turmeric vermicelli, etc.
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4. The right time to go to Dong Ba market
The right time to explore Dong Ba market is around 3pm. Because Hue tourism is often chosen by tourists in the summer, these days are very hot, so the morning is often prioritized to go to the mausoleums and pagodas. And the afternoon will be the right time to go to Dong Ba Hue market without wasting a day.
In addition, if you go to the market in the morning, it is difficult to bargain. Although Dong Ba market is open from morning to evening, to be able to enjoy the food stalls, you can only come here in the late afternoon because at this time, the new stalls are busy selling.
Above are the reasons that you should start exploring Dong Ba Hue market at 3pm to have a complete and extremely interesting experience.
5. Some experiences when going to Dong Ba market
Here are some notes when you go to Dong Ba market in Hue to avoid disappointment and surprise:
- If you want to buy something at Dong Ba market, remember to haggle. You should pay from half the initial price when the seller offers and then gradually increase until you reach an agreement with the seller.
- If you want to buy fresh food, you have to go to the market early in the morning to be able to choose fresh and delicious seafood. On the contrary, if you are looking to buy specialties, clothes or utensils, you should go in the afternoon to be able to bargain without being uncomfortable.
- When you go to the market, you should be careful with your bags or personal luggage, to prevent theft because the market is often very crowded.
6. What to buy at Dong Ba market as a gift?
The specialties bought as gifts at Dong Ba are usually dried seafood such as shrimp, fish, squid and famous delicious sauces such as oyster sauce, shrimp paste and fish sauce. Besides, you can buy Hue royal tea, sesame, Hue filter cake, … these are extremely convenient specialties for you to buy and bring in the car and bring back as gifts.
Above are interesting information about Dong Ba Hue market that Digiticket would like to introduce to you. Hopefully, this information will help you have a fun tour of Hue. Don’t forget to visit this place in Hue!