Han Market, Da Nang

Han Market is one of two large markets in Da Nang, and probably the better of the two for foreign visitors looking for affordable clothing, souvenirs and dried food products.

  • Opening hours: 06:00 to 22:00
  • Entrance fee: Free

About Han Market


Han Market is housed within a modern building located on a site which has been used by street vendors since the 1940s. The market is close to the Han River and at the intersection of four major city centre roads which is an ideal location for a busy commercial centre.

Han Market Building

Han Market building was two levels with a total of 28,000 square metres of floor space. The building looks fairly modern but has been open since 1991.

Main entrance to Han Market
Main entrance to Han Market

Han Market is said to contain 576 market stalls and a further 36 kiosks. The likelihood is that the actual number is greater than this as every corner of floor space is in use, with even very small areas being put to use by very small businesses, such as a lady with a single sewing machine.

Inside Han Market
Inside Han Market

Han Market has a central atrium with a wide staircase. Unlike some other more crowded markets in Vietnam, such as the older building at Dam Market in Nha Trang, Han Market has plenty of light and wide walkways between the rows of stalls making it feel much less claustrophobic.

First Floor of Han Market

As you enter into Han Market via the main entrance you pass a number of stalls selling children’s toys and items which might make good souvenirs or presents.

Toys on sale at Han Market
Toys on sale at Han Market

Close to the entrance to Han Market in the centre of the first floor is a large cluster of stalls selling all kinds of dried foods. This includes teas, spices and dehydrated fruits. The most popular item on sale, and a lot of Vietnamese tourists purchase these, is dried seafood. Da Nang is known for its dried quid and shrimps in particular. These items feature heavily in South East Asian cooking as flavourings for everything from salad to soup.

Fresh seafood at Han Market
Fresh seafood at Han Market

Towards the rear of the first floor of Han Market is a wet market selling vegetables, meat and fish. The range of fish on offer is impressive and it is worth taking the time to look at what is being sold. The smell from the raw meat and chicken is, however, quite strong in this part of the market.

Food stalls at Han Market
Food stalls at Han Market

Near the wet market area on the first level, Han Market also has a good range of cooked food stalls. The food here is among the cheapest you will find in Da Nang, and it’s cooked according to local recipes the same way as the people in Da Nang eat these dishes.

Second Floor of Han Market

The second floor of Han Market tends to be of greater interest to visitors from Europe and Russia as this is where a very range of branded clothing products and accessories are sold at very cheap prices. In terms of value for money, you get a better deal in a market like this in Vietnam than you might do at a market in Malaysia or Thailand.

Shoe stall in Han Market
Shoe stall in Han Market

The second floor of Han Market has lots and lots of stalls selling sport shoes which look very much the same as popular branded sports shoes that you might buy in the UK or the USA, just at much lower prices. The vendors normally recommend that you take your new trainers to a nearby stall where a lady will add extra stitching to secure the fabric upper part of the shoes to the sole.

Branded t-shirts at Han Market
Branded t-shirts at Han Market

Another product which is sold on many stalls on the second level of Han Market is branded t-shirts. These items can be very cheap, less than $3 USD, if you bargain effectively with the stall holders.

Bags on sale at Han Market
Bags on sale at Han Market

A third item that is sold widely on the second level of Han Market is bags. The bags are not traditional bags made from local fabrics but rather factory made items resembling well known sporting good brands. Lots of different types of bags are sold here, including bags that you could take hiking as well as smaller bags that you might take with you to a gym.

Alterations at Han Market
Alterations at Han Market

If the clothing you want doesn’t fit exactly, or needs repairing, then you get alterations done by one of the ladies working on the second level of Han Market. The ladies will undertake any alteration or repair job which can be completed using a sewing machine.

Location of Han Market


Han Market is located 2.1 km walking distance from Da Nang Railway Station.

Google Map of Han Market in Da Nang

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