Dong Ba Market is a famous market in Hue, a stop to attract so many tourists who loved shopping to forget the time. Experience Hue tourism, just visit the Dong Ba Hue, you can experience the full flavor of Hue and bring home the most special gifts in just one afternoon. Kha Tran car rental would like to share this exciting destination whether your journey has less or more time in Hue.
About Dong Ba Market
Like many other important markets in every province and city across the country, Dong Ba market also has enough goods to serve life and souvenirs with the essence of art Hue, so that you can buy as gifts for your family and relatives when visiting to Hue.
At a different side, Dong Ba Market – Hue is famous for its associated with many historical events from its inception. Dong Ba market under King Gia Long is located outside Chánh Đông Gate (East Gate). After the 1885, the market was destroyed by the French colonialists. In 1887, King Dong Khanh rebuilt the name of Dong Ba Market. In 1899, King Thanh Thai moved from Dong Ba Market to its current location.
Apart from being a big commercial center of Thua Thien Hue province, with a history of more than 100 years, Dong Ba market has been associated with many ups and downs of Hue old capital during the resistance war against French colonialism and American imperialism. Since the establishment of the Dong Ba Market, It has actively responded to anti-tax, anti-soldier movements and support of patriotic activists.
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The best time to visit Dong Ba Market
In order to have the most varied experience at Dong Ba Market, you should start your journey around 3:00 pm for the following reasons:
- Hue is very hot in the summer. Therefore, most of the tours or self-discovery schedules are often preferred destinations for example Hue’s mausoleums, pagodas departing in the morning. In the afternoon, experience the Dong Ba market in this time will help you not to waste a precious holiday.
- Hue people are very delicate in every way of life, so it is difficult to avoid trading hard people. There will be no good experience if you have difficulty picking up or putting down bargains for items that you like in the morning.
- Dong Ba market is very different in other markets in Thua Thien Hue province, the stalls at Dong Ba market open from early morning to late evening. However, the best food tavern only really sells bustling late in the afternoon.
So, starting at 3:00 pm with rich booths to glitter and shopping delight without any worries and obstacles, then ended with charming Hue specialties in the Dong Ba market, is it not a precious experience?
Route to discover Dong Ba Market in Hue
Dong Ba market extends from Gia Hoi bridge to Truong Tien bridge with an area of nearly 15,600 m², on one side is Huong river, on the one side is Tran Hung Dao street. There are thousands of lots of stalls for sale, if you do not have the orientation, you are very easy to lose and miss many interesting options.
Dong Ba Market is a square three-storey building, called “bell tower” and surrounded by rows of houses forming a U-shaped bundle of full-bodied embrace for the bell tower.One suggestion seems a little strange but very practical, it is starting the route shopping specialty Hue by going straight into the bell tower, up to the third floor and start from here.You will discover the fabric and clothing stall first, to be able to choose the fabric like the tailoring Hue bouquet for yourself or as gifts for family and relatives.
The second floor and the first floor, many customers are not dazzled with the art crafts as souvenirs Hue tourism. From the leaf hat of Phu Cam village, the scissors of the smithy village of Hien Luong, to the exquisite pieces of jewelery village of Ke Mon. A little more pottery village of Phuoc Tich. Here, we also encounter the famous cast products such as incensory, bronze bell is sold in Ngo Mon Gate.The first floor is also the place for the dry seafood of the Central and sauces (specialty Hue).
When the sunrise is fall, step out of the bell tower and go into the food range sold around the Dong Ba market, this is the most interesting point of this route. You can enjoy a variety of Hue dishes without having to worry about your money. There are rice noodles, rice paper rolls, Kim Long meat noodles, Van Cu noodles,…. And although you have to enjoy in many places but also you have to agree that noodles, Banh Nam, Banh Uot, sweet soup,… in Dong Ba market is the most delicious.
Along with Truong Tien Bridge, Perfume River, Dong Ba Market is also considered as a symbol of Hue romantic in the heart of visitors.
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