Dong Ba market is not only a major commercial center of Hue with a history of over 100 years of construction and development, but also a strong revolutionary tradition in the two anti-French and American wars. The market has come into poetry, music as one of the Hue symbols. Therefore, it is an indispensable destination of tourists when traveling ancient city.

Dong Ba Market

Dong Ba Market

Dong Ba market location

The market is situated on the North bank of Perfume River, about 100 m from Truong Tien Bridge, on Hung Dao Street. With advantage location, it is convenient for visitors to explore the market by motorbike. Furthermore, the tourists visit combined Citadel, oldest Thien Mu Pagoda and Royal tomb by elective Hue private cars. This way is the best choice for the travelers who go with lover, friends or family.

What to explore in Dong Ba market

If Vietnam has Dong Xuan market in the North and Ben Thanh market in the South, in the central, there is Dong Ba market. With an area of 47.614m², including a three- floor building and high quality products, the market welcomes from 5,000 to 7,000 visitors to shopping everyday.

Furthermore, it is the ideal place for the tourists to enjoy Hue local food, such as steamed rice noodles, beef noodle soup, shrimp noodle soup, rice cake, tea…. Especially, at here, the visitors can choose Ao Dai and something which is Hue specialties.

Ao Dai in dong ba market

The best time to visit Dong Ba market

The market opens from 5.AM to 7.PM everyday. But the best time to travel to here is about 3PM because of 3 reasons.

  • Most of the tours schedules prioritize destinations such as top Hue royal mausoleums, pagodas, Citadel in the morning. Therefore, exploring the market in the afternoon will help the travelers not to waste a precious holiday.
  • Hue people are always delicate. The careful trading will be angry if the tourists haggle.
  • In addition, just in the afternoon, the tourists have a chance to enjoy the real delicious foods.


foods in dong ba market