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The fresh fish dock and the affordable silk tailors are some high points of this thriving all-day market.
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Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu Streets, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 90 556 00 41
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All reviews food stalls cao lau locals shop pho local dishes meat and fish noodles pork spring rolls white rose banh mi cooking class old town delicious food vendors souvenirs tourists
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interesting market with produce and articles at quite good prices, and plenty of places to eat. The experience is spoiled by all of the speeding motorbikes and big lines of cyclos constantly forcing their way along the narrow road.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ColinT43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fascinating place to visit, both the stalls inside plus the outside vendors too (selling everything from fruit and veg to brand new coffee makers) - the souvenir stalls are also marginally cheaper here than in the main stores in the Old Quarter....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank neilhassall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are Asian, this is your typical wet market, but for the Non-Asian tourist this is a trip in discovery in all kind of fruits veggies etc,,,Our attention was drawn to the food stalls inside the market, at dinner time. Dozen of stalls with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 216spring
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for the prototypical street market, here's a place for you. I happen to live in Vietnam at present so I've been to many of these. However, this is the place to go if you're looking for an assault on all of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JSTrip_77
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

We came here in the evening for dinner, after having read about the Central Market and the famous Cao Lau that was recommended by Anthony Bordain. The different stalls seem to all offer similar dishes and we decided to eat at Be Na (in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank K9773GBmariam
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Hoi An central market, right in centre of the Hoi An historic town and near the river, is a wonderful place to spend many evenings. The market prices are reasonable, but do require bargaining. The scenery is greatly enhanced by the heritage restoration work done....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paresh V
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

My tour guide had recommended me to try one of the food stalls here as the Cao Lai is the best, I had such a great time as the owner is very friendly and talkative. The environment is a bit different than what I'm used...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Visited (we were kidnapped) with the lovely?! mischievous mother-in-law and her quiet natured daughter-in-law @ shop 45. Before I knew it she was removing hair from my top lip and offering to help me look better all over. HAD to buy a silk scarf or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Narelle W
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Really great food market, had authentic Vietnamese cuisine Pho and Noodles with a smoothie each for about £4.5. Great food, so tasty and lots to see. The meat counters and veg counters out the back are cool to see too

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank burrowesf
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

If in Hoi An don't miss eating at the Central Market a miriad of choices. I can highly recommend stall No 29 - Be Na. The best Wontons in Hoi An I think and great Cau Lau, remember you can only get these great meals...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank danielle_devine
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12 January 2019|
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Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
The night market near the old town is OK but mainly "trinket" type souvenirs. The Old town itself has many stores and boutiques if you are after something else. Having said that, The best place to buy the colourful lanterns... More
18 November 2017|
Response from JackFranco1 | Reviewed this property |
Hoi An Night markets were by far the best markets for family atmosphere and fun. Hanio night markets during the lunar festival were amazing with lights, lanterns, music and thousands of people, all very hectic and high... More