Hoi An Central Market

1 reviews

Resting on the banks of the Thu Bon River, bustling Hoi An Central Market is certainly worth a look for its authentic slice of Vietnamese life. The market is busy throughout the day with locals bargaining hard alongside tourists so its best to arrive first thing in the morning.

Hoi An Central Market

The Central Market in Hoi An 

On the banks of the Thu Bon river in Hoi An’s old town, Hoi An Central Market is a popular spot for travelers looking to experience Vietnamese culture at its liveliest. Occupying two narrow streets, the bazaar sells just about everything you can think of, from local handicrafts to spices to silk garments.

The food stalls are especially popular: each cook specializes in just one or two dishes like pho or banh khoai crepes, and the market is also well-known to those looking to get suited up by a tailor. You can find the tailors in the market’s east end. Prices are competitive and you can usually have your custom-designed suit or Vietnamese silk dress ready within 24 hours. 

Look out for the fresh fish coming onto the dock for sale too. For the freshest catch, arrive for sunrise when it’s not yet too hot and the pace of Hoi An Central Market isn’t yet too frantic.

Hoi An Central Market opens daily from 6:30am to 8pm, it is between Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu streets. For the best buys, head deep into the market, as the most expensive prices are at the stalls by the entrance. Prices for meals are fixed and very reasonable, so there’s no need to worry about getting a bad deal. For items besides food, especially tailoring, it’s acceptable, and totally expected, that you’ll haggle for the best deal.

Hynos Travel provides a wide range of day tours, multi-day tours, tour packages which daily depart from Hue, Da Nang and Hoi An. For more information or tour reservation, please contact info@hynostravel.com

Related Tours

  • 8 reviews

    This half-day trip takes you to My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site dating from the 4th to 13th centuries. With an expert guide, tour the ancient capital of the Champa Kingdom, considered one of the most stunning landmarks in the Hoi An region.

    Location: Hoi An

    Duration: half day

    From USD $29 See details
  • 7 reviews

    Luxury Vietnam Tour and Beach Holiday 12 Days will take you to Ha Long Bay, one of four World Heritage-listed sites in Vietnam, as well as the capital city of Hanoi with its alluring Old Quarter. We’ll also visit Hue, the Imperial City of the 18th and 19th centuries, the picturesque and artsy port town of Hoi An, a favorite with many travelers.

    Location: Vietnam

    Duration: 12 days 11 nights

    From USD $1280 See details
  • 3 reviews

    The homestay offers a local experience and provides only the basic amenities. Learn about local traditions and culture. We invite you to spend a day and a half immersed in the traditional Vietnam Vietnam far from the cities and regular tourist itineraries.

    Location: Hoi An, Vietnam

    Duration: 2 days 1 night

    From USD $89 See details
  • 10 reviews

    Exploring Hoi An on foot is one of best ways to absorb the beauty of this peaceful city. While walking around Hoi An, exploring the small and beautiful town, tourists-even those who visit frequently-find a place of quiet and peace.

    Location: Hoi An

    Duration: 1 day

    From USD $35 See details
  • 5 reviews

    Explore the Old Town of Hoi An while the sun goes down and sample enough food for dinner. You’ll venture into a maze of bustling markets and alleyways on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Discover hidden, local food spots while a knowledgeable guide informs you about the city’s unique food culture. Taste unforgettable dishes at every turn, from market stalls, restaurants and local cafés.

    Location: Hoi An

    Duration: 4 hours

    From USD $35 See details
  • 4 reviews

    Tra Que a little charming village lies on the edge of Hoi An. Experience one day living, cooking and working with the local people at the Tra Que vegetable village where you will have a chance to discover the daily life of farmers.

    Location: Hoi An

    Duration: half day

    From USD $36 See details
  • 5 reviews

    On your Ancient Town walking tour, admire the many well-preserved historic buildings that line the colorful streets of Hoi An. Then visit a local market with your guide to shop for ingredients for your meal, and begin your cooking class where you’ll learn how to make classic Vietnamese food and, of course, enjoy eating your creations.

    Location: Hoi An

    Duration: 5 hours

    From USD $42 See details
  • 4 reviews

    Discover charming villages and islands surrounding Hoi An as you explore the area by boat and bicycle. You’ll weave through Hoi An’s back streets and ride through country lanes to small towns before taking to the waterways on a boat cruise. Stop at an island on the Thu Bon River for a sunset barbecue …

    Location: Hoi An

    Duration: 4 hours

    From USD $32 See details
  • 5 reviews

    Pedal past rice paddies and vegetable patches on a 4-hour bike tour to the farming village of Tra Que from Hoi An, and enjoy the rural countryside of Vietnam away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Learn about farm cultivation, and get a glimpse of local life.

    Location: Hoi An

    Duration: half day

    From USD $42 See details
  • 2 reviews

    Join local fishermen and their families to learn about daily customs in this region of Vietnam, where you’ll paddle a Vietnamese basket boat and gain hands-on experience fishing the traditional way – among the mangroves and coconut palms. Lunch, drinks and round-trip transport by comfortable coach are included.

    Location: Hoi An

    Duration: 4 hours

    From USD $42 See details
  • 15 reviews

    A tour which entails the best Vietnam has to offer stretching from North to South. A combination of surreal landscape in Halong bay, the peaceful vibe of Hoi An old town, vibrant, bustle hustle atmosphere of Saigon with a nice retreat to green Mekong Delta.

    Location: Vietnam

    Duration: 15 days 14 nights

    From USD $999 See details
  • 5 reviews

    Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of central Vietnam during a private 4-day tour that takes you one way from Danang to Hoi An and Hue. With a private guide, see the temples of My Son, walk through Hoi An Ancient Town, cruise down the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda…

    Location: Hue & Hoi An

    Duration: 4 days 3 nights

    From USD $248 See details
  • 3 reviews

    Experience Vietnam’s cultural riches with 4 days in Hue and Hoi An! Visit Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), a UNESCO World Heritage Site housing treasures from Vietnam’s regal past, including the Forbidden Purple City. Explore Bao Quoc Pagoda, the village of Quang Dien and Hoi An’s Old Town…

    Location: Central Vietnam

    Duration: 4 days 3 nights

    From USD $450 See details