Located in the intersection of Ha Trung, Duong Thanh and hang Dieu street, the Hang Da Market is a popular hang-out among the locals and the tourists visiting Hanoi. This market is also located very close to many other tourist attractions like Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Saint Joseph Cathedral, Vietnam Women’s Museum etc.
In the past, Hang Da market sold mainly leather products, and hence it was called “Hang Da” (leather market). Nowadays, the old market has been upgraded into a small shopping mall that would offer you variety of products, ranging from food, beverage to clothes, jewelries, and even an entertainment area for children.
If you have been to Dong Xuan market before, you would realize that Hang Da market is smaller than the Dong Xuan market. However, it would be easier for you to buy retailed products in Hang Da market. The most prominent products here are fresh food, wine, flowers, and clothes & fabric.
The best time to visit Hang Da market is in the morning when the market’s basement is full of fresh food like: meat, beef, fish, poultry and plenty of fruits and vegetables while the first floor sells beverages and confectionery with good qualities. Let’s take a break and enjoy some freshly cooked Vietnamese snacks there like: “xôi chả cua”, “miến lươn”, etc
And the most attractive things in Hang Da market is the second floor where you can challenge yourself at finding and bargaining for many second-hand clothing items like: skirts, dresses, and coats. Most of these second-hand items here are still pretty much all in perfect condition. It would be amazingly that you may end up bargaining with a very stylish second-hand skirts or dress from a prestigious brand names on the world in good condition.
If you are not interested in second-hand clothes, let’s go up to the third floor where you can buy many new clothes come in all sizes because most of the clothes here are imported from across the globe including Japan, Europe, Korea and even the US; so you are pretty much guaranteed to find something suitable with you.
Especially, the Vietnamese traditional long dresses “Ao Dai” in Hang Da market are very beautiful and high-quality ones because they are made from real silk with sophisticated embroidery.
If you love to see the birds, let’s walk to the corner of the market (between Hang Da street and Hang Dieu street) to see a large shop lined with bamboo cages filled with exotic birds.
Finally, do not forget that bargaining is really expected when you do shopping at Hang Da market. As a rule, start at around 30% of the starting price but do not accept any lower than 50%.
Hang Da Market: on Hang Da street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
Opening times: Daily from 6.00AM to 21.00PM