Dam Market (called Cho Dam in Vietnamese) is the largest and most well-known market in Nha Trang city. Visiting Dam Market, travelers can not only shop for souvenirs and handcrafts, but also have a chance to explore locals’ culture and their daily lives.
Coming alive in the early morning at about 4 am each day, Dam Market is an interesting place to wander and explore the daily life of Nha Trang inhabitants. The lively market offers many photography opportunities with various merchandises while visitors can witness its hectic pace and atmosphere buzzed with activities.
Dam Market with variety of products
In fact, visiting Dam Market has 3 floors, which are full of stalls, vendors, and boutique shops. They sell variety of goods from clothes, shoes, bags to arts, electronics, tourist trinkets. Similar to other tourist attraction market, you will see numerous counterfeit handbags, watches, sneakers, and knock-off branded clothing. Bargaining for a fair price is a must, especially when buying souvenirs.
There are also plenty of dried seafood, packaged food and food stalls. Nha Trang’s specialties include dried shrimp, squid and cuttlefish, which you can find at the dried food section. The numerous food stalls are something you don’t want to miss with many tasty dishes offered such as rolled cakes (called “banh cuon”), pho, rice vermicelli with jellyfish (called “bun sua”), …
Products in Dam Market
Located in Van Thanh, it only takes about 5 minutes driving from Long Son Pagoda or 10 minutes walking from the Alexandre Yersin Museum via Tran Phu street. To avoid midday heat and crowded tourists, it is best if you can come visit the market early in the morning, when Nha Trang locals go shopping. The market is opened from 4AM until 6PM, so it’s not a good idea to come at night time.