Han Market Da Nang is one of the oldest traditional markets in Da Thanh and still attracts many tourists for visits, souvenir photos, and shopping. In this article, let’s delve into Han Market Da Nang with Vietnampeace.com to learn more about it and some activities you can experience here!
Overview of Han Market Da Nang
Address: 119 Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau 1 Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang
Opening hours: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM daily
Did you know Han Market Da Nang has been around since the 1940s, starting as a spontaneous market where locals traded goods? Now, it’s over 83 years old! The market covers a vast area of 28,000 square meters, divided into 576 stalls and 36 kiosks for vendors to rent and trade. Looking at the number of stalls, you can imagine the bustling atmosphere and the variety of goods available here.
Han Market Da Nang enjoys a prime location adjacent to four main streets in the city center: Tran Phu, Hung Vuong, Bach Dang, and Nguyen Van Linh. Thanks to this, it has rapidly developed from a spontaneous market into a famous shopping hub in the city, attracting many visitors, including locals and tourists. With neatly arranged stalls, you can explore and wander around to experience the fascinating local culture and life. Some prominent items include spices, dried goods, fish sauce, fabric, and souvenirs.
Getting to Han Market Da Nang
If you can visit beautiful Da Thanh, why not try traveling by motorbike to explore places like Han Market Da Nang? This way, you can admire the streets, observe local life, and especially, if you fancy any cafes or eateries, just pop in and enjoy. It’s incredibly convenient, isn’t it?
For larger groups or families wanting to visit Han Market Da Nang, traveling by car can be convenient for everyone and avoid sun or rain when traveling long distances. Nowadays, with the development of technology, booking a car in Da Nang has become easier than ever.
Directions to Han Market Da Nang
From Han River Bridge
From the Han River Bridge, head towards the intersection of Tran Phu – Le Duan streets, then turn left onto Tran Phu Street, and you’ll see Han Market Da Nang on your left. The total distance is less than 5 minutes. It’s super fast if you’re in the downtown area.
From Dragon Bridge
Head towards Bach Dang Street from Dragon Bridge, then turn right onto this street. When you see Hung Vuong Street, turn left and left again onto Tran Phu Street, and you’ll arrive at your destination. This route is about 3 km, and the total travel time is less than 10 minutes for those near Dragon Bridge.
What to Eat and Do in Da Nang?
When you visit Han Market Da Nang, there’s no shortage of activities to experience!
Explore the stalls and take check-in photos.
As mentioned earlier, Han Market Da Nang has only about 576 stalls and 36 kiosks. Just taking a leisurely walk around all the floors might take about an hour, not to mention browsing the items and prices. The market stalls are beautifully arranged with various goods and sparkling lights, making the whole market lively and vibrant. You can stand on the higher floors to take panoramic photos of the market or take photos of various sections like the spice section or clothing area.
Buy local specialties
You might not know, but Han Market Da Nang is one of the major wholesale markets here! Therefore, many people come here to buy local specialties or any food items, which are incredibly diverse. Foreign tourists or overseas Vietnamese returning home often visit to buy specialties as gifts for relatives and friends. Some others may buy spices to bring back for cooking.
Buy clothes and souvenirs.
In addition to food, spices, and dried goods, Han Market Da Nang sells various items such as ao dai (traditional Vietnamese dress), bà ba (traditional Vietnamese attire), jewelry, and souvenirs. You might come across styles that your grandparents or aunts used to wear back in the day. It’s an excellent opportunity to appreciate the historical values still present here and, if possible, try buying some ao dai or bà ba outfits while strolling around the streets. It’s as cool as can be!
Han Market Da Nang is one of the oldest and busiest market areas in beautiful Da Thanh. If you can visit Da Nang, don’t forget to check out Han Market to experience the beauty of local culture and life here.