In the eyes of travelers, Da Nang appears as a young coastal, civilized and modern city. But, did you know that in the heart of this beautiful city, there are still so simple and rustic images? Do you guess where these places are? These are traditional markets – the markets with original rustic beauty of Quang people. If you feel interested in this, please follow Travelvietnamtoday discover the three most famous Da Nang markets.
Da Nang- a front surface of Han market- Photo: My travel diary 2011
If it comes to Da Nang market, we must say immediately to the Han market – the famous and oldest market of Da Nang. Speaking of its history, the Han market has emerged from a very long time. It can be said that, referring to Da Nang is to mention to Han river and speaking to Han market, we think about a land in the central region of the country.
A gourmet restaurant Da Nang within the Han market – Photo: My travel diary 2011
Initially, the market was just a single market in Han riverside. When Da Nang became a colony of France and renamed Tourane; and then it was invested and built solidly with kiosks. Since that time, the Han market in particular and Da Nang in general began a new journey – the journey to become a major trading hub in the Central Vietnam.
The old Han Market in 60s – Photo: Collectors
Today, though no longer occupying the commercial central position of Da Nang as it used to, this market has become a popular tourist attraction where visitors cannot ignore each time to the coastal city Da Nang. With the location in the center of Da Nang – 4 facades while 2 adjacent 2 roads Tran Phu street and Bach Dang streets which are known as Da Nang tourism streets. Besides the central location, the Han market is a place to purchase a wide variety of specialties such as fish sauce, seafood products, etc. If travelling Da Nang and want to take specialties of this land, you should not ignore Han market.
A side of the Han market – Photo: Dang Van Tai
Con market – a familiar name to Da Nang people – Photo: Collectors
After the Han market, the Con market is the next famous tourist attraction that you should visit in Da Nang. Surely you’re feeling “funny” of this market’s name, right? Travelvietnamtoday explains it now. The name “Con” comes from its original region as a sand dune area full of reeds – the name was also called randomly, but gradually it became the official name.
Lively atmosphere inside Con market- Photo: Kim Dien Trinh
After 1975, Con market was renamed Commercial Center Da Nang but people still use the name Con market and then when the name Commercial Center Da Nang was unsuitable, the name Con market. Con market is located right downtown area – intersection of two ancient and bustling roads of Da Nang, they are Ong Ich Khiem and Hung Vuong.
Da Nang Specialties inside Con market- Photo: Kim Dien Trinh
Paradise of snacks inside Con market- Photo: Kim Dien Thinh
THO QUANG FISH MARKET
Tho Quang boats- photo: Le Tho
Besides Han market and Con market, Tho Quang fish market is the next market that you cannot miss out in Da Nang coastal city. Tourists can easily find fresh and cheap seafood here. Tho Quang fish market is a fish port where almost fishing boats in Da Nang anchor.
Early morning at Tho Quang fish port- photo: Le Tho
To discover Tho Quang fish market and select best seafood, you should visit here in early morning when almost fishing boats anchor. The way to get Tho Quang fish market is just cross Thuan Phuoc bridge or ride along Tran Hung Dao street or Ngo Quyen street, you can get this interesting seafood market.
Early fish market Tho Quang- photo: Huynh Anh
Visiting Tho Quang fish market, surely you will be surprised of bustling and busy atmosphere here while the rest of Da Nang still falls in deep sleep. If visiting the Tho Quang fish market, do not forget to take memorial moments with fresh fish and share with Travelvietnamtoday.
Bustling atmosphere in the early morning Tho Quang fish market- Photo: Vo Van Anh
Visit Da Nang, besides famous tourist attractions such as Han river, Dragon bridge, Son Tra Peninsula, Ngu Hanh Son, Ba Na, etc., famous markets in Da Nang are also interesting must- visit names.
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