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Dong Xuan Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hanoi: Old Quarter Trishaw Cyclo Tour

1. Hanoi: Old Quarter Trishaw Cyclo Tour

Relax as your driver pedals you around the Old Quarter, home to many of Hanoi's highlights and unique architecture from the French colonial times. Enjoy an unobstructed view with your driver behind you so you can take plenty of photos. See the Opera House, Joseph Cathedral Church, and more. Pass By: Dong Xuan Market - Hanoi's largest indoor market, offering a wide range of goods such as fresh produce, souvenirs, accessories, household goods to foodstuffs and clothing... Pass By: St. Joseph's Cathedral is a Catholic church on Nha Chung Street, in the Hoan Kiem District of Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a late 19th-century Gothic Revival church that serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi. The cathedral is named after Joseph, the patron saint of Vietnam. The Church is an architectural marvel with its elegant neo-gothic architecture built during French colonization. Pass By: Hanoi Opera House is a project built by the French government in the early years of the 20th century. Its construction started in 1901 and completed in 1911. Hanoi Opera House proudly stands at the heart of central Hanoi as one of its most famous architectural and cultural symbol. Pass By: The Old Quarter in Hanoi is an intriguing neighbourhood, home to a mix of Vietnamese architecture, green spaces, ancient shops and fresh-as-it-gets street food — all of it easily explored on foot. At first look, these 36 streets can feel frenetic. Don't worry: Constant motion is part of the Old Quarter's charm. Grab a seat at a cafe and enjoy the action from a safe distance. You'll notice bicycle vendors selling fresh flowers and ripe fruit, old friends gathering for games of checkers, and cooks doing a roaring trade in steaming phở and bún chả. The longer you wander, the more you’ll be rewarded with moments in hidden alleyways, secluded pagodas, and cosy coffee shops. Here are some of the best ways to appreciate the Old Quarter’s lively atmosphere and secret spots. Pass By: Take in the beautiful view from Hoan Kiem Lake. Stop at each destination for a short visit or to take photos. Ride at the perfect pace to enjoy some of the 36 shaded streets of this historic district. Admire the products made and sold on each street, such as sugar, bamboo, leather, or silver.

Hanoi Walking Street Food Tour & Cyclo Ride

2. Hanoi Walking Street Food Tour & Cyclo Ride

Explore Hanoi's historic Old Quarter alongside a knowledgeable local guide, immersing yourself in Vietnam's rich culinary traditions. Savor an array of delectable local specialties, including iconic Vietnamese sandwiches, traditional desserts, and the renowned egg coffee. Begin your culinary adventure by visiting a local eatery where you can indulge in a delightful assortment of spring rolls, pillow cakes and Bun Cha. These mouthwatering delights are accompanied by a plate of fresh vegetables and fish sauce, providing a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. Continue your journey through the bustling streets to savor Vietnam's quintessential dish, Phở. This flavorful soup, composed of fragrant broth, noodles, aromatic herbs, and succulent meat, will surely tantalize your taste buds, especially when enhanced with a special sauce that elevates its taste to new heights. Next, visit a local restaurant renowned for its Bánh Mì, the iconic Vietnamese sandwich featuring a sumptuous pate filling. As you savor this delightful creation, you'll experience the perfect fusion of textures and flavors that make Bánh Mì an enduring favorite. No culinary tour of Vietnam would be complete without sampling Chè, a traditional dessert that varies with the seasons, you'll discover the delightful diversity of Vietnamese sweets. Lastly, make sure to indulge in the infamous egg coffee, an absolute must-try in Vietnam. This tour will introduce you to the unique and enticing flavors of approximately five distinct Vietnamese dishes, leaving your palate enriched and your senses delighted. After the tour, your stomach must have been full. It's the perfect time for a relaxing ride on the cyclo around the Old Quarter for about 40 mins. Kindly note that the order of the food places and the ride can change according to the tour guide arrangement!

Hanoi: All-in-One Walking Tour Through a Millennium City

3. Hanoi: All-in-One Walking Tour Through a Millennium City

Let's start with the question why do you want to book this tour? Step back in time and explore the evolution of Hanoi on this all-in-one walking tour. From its origins as Thang Long, the thousand-year-old city, to its current status as a bustling metropolis, you’ll traverse the city’s rich history and vibrant present. Discover architectural gems, cultural landmarks, and local hotspots that tell the story of Hanoi’s transformation. This immersive journey offers a unique perspective on the heart and soul of Vietnam’s capital. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of Hanoi’s past, present, and future! Finally, you are here! If you would like to discover the city like a local, join me on one of my tours! I would be happy to guide you through this amazing city and show you everything that Hanoi has to offer! On the tour, we cover the most important sights and attractions such as: Ly Thai To Statue Ngoc Son Temple Egg Coffee or Salt Coffee or Coconut Coffee Long Bien Bridge Communal House Hidden Gem Local Market Train Street and much more… The tour is a great way to learn about the Hanoian culture and discover the city’s colorful history We will take you from the past of Vietnam to the present of Vietnam, from must-visit tourist attractions associated with ancient Vietnamese culture such as Ngoc Son Temple, ancient houses, .... Modern architecture with the look of the French people such as the oldest bridge in Hanoi, Long Bien bridge to modern emerging places such as the train street, ... these places combine together and create Hanoi capital is as interesting and unique as it is today. I cover the most important sights through stories and fun facts, but also go off the beaten track to discover some hidden gems! I will talk about the do’s and don't s in Hanoi, while I will also recommend where and what to eat and drink. This is not just a tour; it’s a journey through a thousand years of history.

Hanoi: Old Quarter walking Tour | Free Private Tour Guide

4. Hanoi: Old Quarter walking Tour | Free Private Tour Guide

Immerse yourself in the enchanting tapestry of Hanoi's history and culture with our meticulously crafted Old Quarter Discovery Tour. This immersive journey is designed to transport you through time as you wander the atmospheric streets of the Old Quarter, where the legacy of centuries past lives on in its architecture, customs, and vibrant energy. ***Tour Highlights: - 36 Pho Phuong Street: Begin your adventure with a stroll along the famed 36 Pho Phuong Street, an iconic pathway that weaves through the heart of the Old Quarter. Discover the stories of each meticulously named street and its unique trade history, a living testament to Hanoi's evolution. - Architectural Treasures: Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of classic architecture as you explore the exquisite details of small houses adorned with intricate carvings and charming tiled roofs. Admire the timeless beauty of the 87 Ma May house, a quintessential example of Hanoi's traditional architecture. - Spiritual Imprints: Uncover the spiritual essence of the Old Quarter as you visit ancient temples and pagodas that bear the hallmarks of Buddhist architecture. Experience the reverence of Bach Ma Temple and the peaceful aura of Quan Đế Temple, each embodying a unique facet of Vietnamese spiritual life. - Market Exploration: Immerse yourself in the dynamic rhythm of local life at Dong Xuan Market, where a kaleidoscope of colors, aromas, and flavors beckon. Engage with vendors, learn about local ingredients, and perhaps even find a unique souvenir to remember your journey. - Egg Coffee Delight: Indulge in the rich flavors of Hanoi's famed egg coffee, a beloved local delicacy. Sip this velvety concoction at renowned spots like Giảng/Đinh Coffee, where the art of crafting egg coffee has been perfected over generations. ***Flexibility and Freedom: This tour offers the convenience of flexible timing, allowing you to explore at your own pace. Whether you're an early riser or prefer a leisurely afternoon adventure, our tour adapts to your schedule. ***Optional Enrichment: -Ca Tru Singing: Immerse yourself deeper into the local culture with an optional experience of ca tru music, a soulful expression of Vietnamese heritage. -Water Puppetry: Choose to witness the captivating art of water puppetry, a traditional performance that brings age-old stories to life through intricately crafted puppets on water. Join us on this unforgettable journey as we unravel the layers of Hanoi's Old Quarter, revealing its timeless beauty, spiritual depth, and dynamic cultural tapestry. Book now to be part of an experience that bridges the past and the present, connecting you with the very essence of Vietnam's capital city.

Hanoi: Shopping and Food Market Tour by Motorbike

5. Hanoi: Shopping and Food Market Tour by Motorbike

You meet up with your motorbike-riding-tour guide at your hotel in Hanoi downtown, then head to the first destination – Long Bien market, one of the biggest market in Hanoi with diversity kind of fruits. Next you will cross the bustle street for a short walking inside the most famous lake - West Lake with beautiful sights as well as enjoy the great atmosphere in the morning. The following stop-off is Chau Long market- seafood market. In this market, they sell many kind of fishes and other sea foods and come to Dong Xuan Market - or Cho Dong Xuan, is the oldest and largest market in Hanoi. If you want to go shopping and at the same time peep into the corridors of history, then Dong Xuan Market is the suitable place for you. This large multi-story market sells everything from fresh foods to home appliances, you can find them all here. Leaving the architectural and cultural spots for a second hand goods-selling area on motorbike will make you feel closer to the daily life of the local people. And then you will move to a Hanoi traditional restaurant for lunch. After a short rest, you will continue riding on motorbike to pass through Hanoi 36 Old Streets. You will enjoy lunch at an authentic Vietnamese local beer restaurant with a wonderful variety of unlimited food to cater for every taste. You will explore the way local people cooking. Spend time going shopping before our motorbike-riding tour guide take you back to your hotel.

Hanoi: Street Food Experience with 5 Food Stops

6. Hanoi: Street Food Experience with 5 Food Stops

Meet with your local guide, then dive straight into Hanoi’s culinary scene with a visit to Dong Xuan, the largest covered market in the city. Along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of produce, from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices. Hear about traditional Vietnamese food culture, like ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. Try seasonal fruits and sample a banh mi, a famous Vietnamese baguette, with your choice of fillings. One of the most beloved combos is pate, ham, sliced cucumber, and chili sauce. Next, walk through the bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Taste the famed Hanoi dish banh cuon at a local eatery and watch the chefs make this dish. Wander past street stalls and residential lanes and observe how little local life has changed since Hanoi was founded 1,000+ years ago. Stop at a stall selling bun cha, a classic Vietnamese dish served with grilled fatty pork (chả) over a plate of white rice noodles (bún) and herbs with a dipping sauce. Save room for the grilled nem chua, a fermented pork roll, and a fresh fruit salad, two of the most well-known snacks in the city. Go to one of Hanoi’s best-kept secrets, a hidden café with stunning views over the Hoan Kiem Lake. This café is one of the few left in the city that still serves egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy that you will sample. At the end of your Hanoi tour, explore the area or return to your hotel.

Ha Noi private full day city tour with lunch & transfer

7. Ha Noi private full day city tour with lunch & transfer

- At 8:30 am: You are picked up to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and more. - Begin your tour at the Ho Chi Minh Complex at Ba Dinh square, an important place for the Vietnamese. The complex is a traffic-free area full of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas. Stop outside Ba Dinh Square and take a look outside the mausoleum, then continue to explore the One Pillar Pagoda. - Car take you to B52 Bomb lake (history about originally B52 Bomber was shot down and fell off there during the war time) - Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi and Viet Nam to understand about Buddhism. - At 12:00, tour guide will take you to local restaurant to enjoy Vietnamese street style cuisine (Pho Cuon, Bun Cha, .... ) - Enjoying Egg Coffee (the most special drink in Hanoi)

The Hidden Hanoi Old Quarter Experience

8. The Hidden Hanoi Old Quarter Experience

As the oldest continuously developed area, Hanoi’s Old Quarter has more than 1000 years of history and seems to resist the flow of time while still actively trying to adapt to the crowded atmosphere of the city. Wandering around this unique ancient area, you will get lost in a totally different world from the rest of the capital and discover things you haven’t seen in your life: the smallest alley (also where the locals live) or some hidden spots which are far from tourist's eyes, the top of the Old Quarter, the fine art cafe with a lots of history and stories behind and so many more!

Experience Hanoi’s Authentic Charm: Traditional Cyclo Tour

9. Experience Hanoi’s Authentic Charm: Traditional Cyclo Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the vibrant city of Hanoi. Your adventure begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel, setting the stage for a day filled with exploration and discovery. Your first stop is the bustling Dong Xuan Market, the largest indoor market in Hanoi. Here, you’ll get a glimpse of local life as you browse through stalls selling everything from fresh produce to clothing and household goods. Next, marvel at the majestic Hanoi Cathedral, an iconic landmark that stands as a testament to the city’s rich history and cultural diversity. Your journey continues along the Tran Phu Train Road, a unique street where daily life unfolds just inches from the passing trains. This is a perfect opportunity to capture some memorable photos. Pay your respects at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, an important historical site where Vietnam’s revered leader, Ho Chi Minh, rests in peace. Discover the historical significance of B52 Lake, named after the American B-52 bomber that was shot down during the Vietnam War and remains partially submerged in the lake. Explore West Lake, known as the most romantic lake in Hanoi, for couples in love, and the thousand-year-old Tran Quoc pagoda. Finally, indulge in Hanoi’s culinary delights with a delicious lunch or dinner. Savor fresh spring rolls or Vietnamese sandwiches, offering a taste of Hanoi’s rich culinary heritage. This immersive tour promises to leave you with lasting memories and a deeper understanding of Hanoi’s vibrant culture and history. Don’t miss out on this authentic Hanoi experience!

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What people are saying about Dong Xuan Market

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 138 reviews

Fantastic experience, really helped us get our bearings at the start of our stay. Our guide was friendly, funny and super informative. We got to go to some hidden gems, take part in local customs, and were very full by the end. Would wholeheartedly recommend - especially near the start of your trip so you can put your new knowledge to use! 10/10.

A good way to get a rough overview of the city. Were contacted beforehand by the organizer. The request for one person per rickshaw was accepted. It would be nice if there was a short briefing on which stations you will see. Recommended and inexpensive.

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