Having fun at Hanoi night market in Old Quarter

Having fun at Hanoi night market in Old Quarter

04-12-2016 10:21 Posted by: Thao Tran
Hanoi’s Old Quarter night market is a complete convergence of cultures. Spending a carefree evening at Hanoi night market will be a fun experience for you.

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Sparkling Hanoi’s Old Quarter night market (anhpvn)

Hanoi’s Old Quarter night market has long been regarded as a complete convergence of characterized cultures not only of Hanoi but also of all areas in the country. Spending a carefree evening for yourself, strolling around Hanoi night market in Old Quarter area, watching the traditional products, and tasting some typical dishes of Hanoi will be a fun experience for you and your friends.

1. Address of night market in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

The market is located on the walking streets, nearly 3 km long from Hang Dao Street (near Hoan Kiem Lake) to the entrance of Dong Xuan Market.

Hanoi night market opening hour: 18pm – 23pm of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

2. The space of Hanoi’s Old Quarter market

Hanoi night market in Old Quarter always has great appeal to both young people in the capital and visitors because of crowded atmosphere and variety of cultural features of Hanoi from the past to present helping it become one of Vietnam tourist attractions.

Many people say the Old Quarter is the most beautiful at night. With a lively atmosphere and bright lights in night market, flickering and sparkling Old Quarter is still a little quiet and ancient with tile houses and old walls that evoke antique feeling.

Certainly, a lot of people like to come here for wandering around walking streets, listening to music and watching busy life here.

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 Listening to music at Hanoi's Old Quarter market (hanoimoi)

3. Activties in Hanoi’s Old Quarter market

On weekly Saturdays, there are cultural performances of unique folk art such as Cheo, Xam, Quan Ho, Ca Tru, etc. organized by the Vietnam Musicians at both ends of walking street. This activity is really meaningful to help preserve and promote folk art to the youth and foreign tourists.

A lot of people who love traditional culture, especially the elderly, often come here early and passionately immerse in ancient tunes of famous artists and only leave at the end of performances. Foreign tourists also stop here to feel distinctive culture of Vietnam.

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Traditional performance (vivuhanoi)

When the sky is nearly dark, trade activities there become more heated. Hanoi night market has nearly 4,000 diverse stalls for you to freely see. The most characteristic of Hanoi’s Old Quarter market is that we exploit traditional characteristics of Old Quarter, promote the image of Old Quarter with tourists and introduce village products.

The handicrafts, porcelain, ceramics, etc. made by skillful hands of artisans are sold in many stalls. Bowls, cups made from fine ceramics; folk toys, household utensils made from bamboo and rattan; the colorful brocade bags, precious bronze things for worshiping have been gathered here.

While walking among these stalls, you will feel as excited as returning to an old market, watching sophisticated ingenious products of old people without boredom.

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You will feel as excited as returning to an old market (zing)

hanoi old quarter night market - goodsYou can find many unique goods here (HanoiTV)

Weekend night market of Hanoi (Youtube/ Run Away)

In addition to traditional things, Hanoi night market in Old Quarter area also has modern items from the smallest things such as hairpin for girls, phone case, the decorations; electronics to clothing, footwear, toys for children, etc. Therefore, Hanoi’s old quarter night market also is selected as the destination where many young people go shopping at the weekend.

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Hanoi’s old quarter night market is a destination for shopping in Hanoi (danviet)

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A foreigner is buying clothes (zing)​

Hanoi night market food is as varied as the goods here. You can find countless delicious dishes in traditional, regional or Asian, European cuisine. Hang Buom is a typical food street which shouldn’t be missed when you come here.

At here, you have the opportunity to find a food paradise which is full of Vietnamese childhood foods like spun sugar with waffles, tray of candy, cassava cake, stuffed sticky rice balls, etc.

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A food paradise at Hanoi night market (vivuhanoi)

And there are also plenty of snacks: soaking fruit, gruel, ice cream, fried corn with stalks, grilled corn, etc. that give you a chance to gather with friends.

hanoi old quarter night market - varied snacks

There are also plenty of snacks for you to gather with friends

hanoi old quarter night market - grilled corn

Grilled corns are popular in the winter of Hanoi (danviet/Tat Dinh)

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Or drinking lemon tea, eating sunflower seeds while chatting (vivuhanoi)

If you feel hungry, you can take a look at restaurants enjoying the delicacies of all areas. In the chilling air of Hanoi, you can call yourself grilled beef with price of 150.000-300.000d per serving or pay 20,000 VND for a fragrant skewer.

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Fragrant skewers (vietnamadivisors)

There also are hot noodles or bread, rice with affordable price for you to get power to explore the bustling Hanoi night market.

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Some dishes with a few 5.000VND-cups of beer are enough to hang out in the evening (zing)

After eating and purchasing goods at Hanoi’s Old Quarter night market, you can treat yourself by stopping and taking a sketch of your portrait. It is also a very unique experience, isn’t it?

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Taking a sketch of your portrait (vivuhanoi)

Small tip: The market is opened from 6pm but you should arrive early to enjoy music comfortably without having to jostle. Specially, if you have chance to go to Hanoi’s Old Quarter night market in periods of time closing to celebrations or New Year, you will be satisfied to see the night market in sparkling and brilliant decorations.

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