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any market in Hanoi like Ben Thanh Market in HoChiMinh City

penang
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any market in Hanoi like Ben Thanh Market in HoChiMinh City

hi, I'll going to Hanoi on this 23/9 and will stay at Sofitel Metropole Hanoi Hotel, just want to know that in Hanoi have any big market like Ben Thanh Market in HoChiMinh City?

Semporna, Malaysia
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1. Re: any market in Hanoi like Ben Thanh Market in HoChiMinh City

I can be wrong.

I've heard the biggest market in Hanoi is Dong Xuan but when I came, I didn't see much to buy. It can not be compared with Ben Thanh Market.

I also came to another market but this one was even smaller and sellers pulled us to hard sell.

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2. Re: any market in Hanoi like Ben Thanh Market in HoChiMinh City

Agree. Some markets are really market which sells fresh items....

Before my trip, i read that Cho Hom, at 81 Pho Hue, is a specialist shopping streets which i interpreted as a upmarket area for shopping but when we reach there, i realised that specialist meaning specially categorized items of the same type are sold: all clothing stores are placed together and likewise all the shoes stores.... but they mostly from china.

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3. Re: any market in Hanoi like Ben Thanh Market in HoChiMinh City

Hi,

I agree with Land, the Dong Xuan Market is the biggest; but we didn't find anything there either. We just shop along the old streets and find just about anything we want and for an ok price.

Cheers fm Charles

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4. Re: any market in Hanoi like Ben Thanh Market in HoChiMinh City

me too didn't buy anything at Dong Xuan market.miss opportunity to visit Hom Market, a very short trip

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5. Re: any market in Hanoi like Ben Thanh Market in HoChiMinh City

I hope I can check the Hom Market. I'll be there next month ;-)

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6. Re: any market in Hanoi like Ben Thanh Market in HoChiMinh City

Just walk around the old quarter, the whole place is one big market. Maybe thats why there`s not a traditional market as such in Hanoi

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