Good news for shopping lovers, there’s a market in Da Nang that meets the standard of being sizable, has high-quality and diverse goods at a fair price, and is situated in an ideal location. The market which we have just mentioned above is Han Market, one of the best and most famous markets and tourist attractions in Da Nang city. Let’s go to Han Market to enjoy a wonderful shopping journey.
Han Market is located at 119 Tran Phu, Hai Chau 1, Hai Chau District. It can be said Han Market does not only dominate an excellent location which is right in the city centre and adjacent to 4 major streets which are Bach Dang, Tran Phu, Nguyen Van Linh, and Hung Vuong, but it’s also close by Han River Bridge, one of the must-visit destination in Da Nang. Hence, there’s no doubt that Han Market is always packed with both locals and visitors daily.
To be honest, as we mentioned above, Han Market is adjacent to the 4 big main streets of Da Nang City, so of course, it will not be tricky to find the way to get there. If you are at the Dragon Bridge’s top, you will be around 1.9km far away from Han Market, which only costs 2-3 minutes driving while it’ll take about 20 minutes walking. The way is pretty simple, you just need to walk from the beginning to the end of the Dragon Bridge, then at that point turn right to Bach Dang Street. Lastly, turn left to Nguyen Thai Hoc then you can reach the final destination.
Opening Hours: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM every day
One huge advantage of Han Market is that it’s spacious with a total area of up to 28,000m2. The market has 2 floors that consist of 576 stalls and 36 booths with more than 30 different product categories for sale. All are super well-organized, making it easy and convenient for customers to take a look at, choose, and decide on whether it’s worth buying or not. The structure is so logical that it’s easy to find the product you are looking for.
In addition, it’s colourful, and the variety is so wide that even if you don’t know what to buy here, just take a walk and you will find almost everything you want and need. One of the best features of Han Market is that it’s high-secured, you can shop in peace without worrying there might be some pick-pocketing or harassment here. You can also feel free to bargain at an appropriate price. If you feel tired and bored, you can also take a rest and go exploring the food paradise. That’s why Han Market is a perfect spot for both tourists and local people.
Opening Han Market
Da Nang has a lot of big supermarket chains and shopping centres, but Han Market has existed for quite a long time and still keeps the position as one of the best shopping places in Da Nang. It’s traditional, so it’s more tempting for tourists to discover. By walking around and having a chat with the seller, you will understand this beautiful city more and you will hear a lot of exciting stories. Obviously, the ultimate goal and priority when you come to Han Market are to goshopping. According to the reviews, even though Han Market offers a huge selection of goods, there are some segments that are recommended to buy more than others.
For example, fashionable items such as apparel that includes footwear, clothing items, accessories (sunglasses, watches, hats), fabrics are always customers’ top picks because there are trendy, variety of styles and designs, the quality is decent, and most of all, the price is acceptable. Besides, if you want to find some souvenirs for your beloved family and friends, we would suggest you buy some signature local items that are proven to always be good choices. Those choices include fish sauce, dried food such as dried squid, dried fish, Cha Bo, etc., seafood, mixed rice paper salad, candies, etc.
Shopping at Han Market
All of those suggested souvenirs are unique, can represent Da Nang well, and are practical. We would love to suggest some shopping tips for you. It’s okay to bargain to get a good price, but you should buy at the stalls that already have listed prices to avoid inflated price items. Furthermore, you should avoid buying the product in the early morning or early afternoon, these are the sensitive times that the sellers believe will bring good luck to the whole day, so if you ask the price of something and don’t buy it, you might get some annoyed looks from the sellers.
On the other hand, when you are in Han Market, you should definitelytry local foodhere. Han Market offers so many famous traditional cuisines that taste incredibly delicious. You can find so many things here and it’s really hard to choose since almost everything is tasty. Quang Noodles (My Quang), Nem Lui (Lemongrass grilled pork skewers), and many types of Vermicelli (Bun) can be found easily here. Besides, they also serve various types of sweet treats like juices, sweet soups (che), and light snacks such as Mixed Paper Salad (Banh Trang Tron). Surprisingly, you can taste them at an extremely low-cost price. Lots of dishes are sold for less than 20,000 VND. If you want to have a change of taste a little bit, there are actually several good nearby restaurants that you could try. Here are some that we recommend.
Try local food in Han Market
Their staff team is super attentive and cares about customer experience, so their service is of course top-notch. The food is quite amazing, the most recommended dish here is Margherita Pizza. You can pair it with a glass of Italian wine to create a perfect combo.
Pizza 4P’s Indochina
Only 0.2 km from Han Market, Pizza 4P is a well-known franchise so you don’t have to worry about the quality. Classy décor, professional service, delicious dishes, open kitchen so you can watch the chef making pizza, it's worth trying to try eating here. You should definitely try the signature Crab Spaghetti and Pizza 5 Cheese.
Bep Hen Vietnammese Restaurant
This restaurant follows an artistic style, with light music background, and their food selection is amazing. Good news that they offer a vegetarian option for customers. This authentic restaurant has a home-cooked menu selection that makes you feel like you are at home.
To sum up, Han Market is a must-visit attraction that you should not skip for a memorable trip in Da Nang. Coming here, you will be able to have the best time shopping and experiencing local food. Let us know your own experience.