Dong Ba market in Hue city, Vietnam

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 - 4:15 PM

Dong Ba Market, located in the eastern corner of the Citadel, near the merger of Dong Ba Canal and Huong River, is one the must see sites in Hue.

The marketplace, which formerly positioned outside the citadel’s Chanh Dong Gate and burnt down in the summer of 1885, was restored and named Dong Ba in 1887 by

King Dong Khanh. In 1889, it was shifted to the crossroads of Huong River and the west bank of Dong Ba Canal – a small canal linking the bazaar with the busy river port of Bao Vinh, Lo Street and Thanh Ha.

Dong Ba Market is not only popular for being a symbol of Hue’s civilization but also a place for tourists to enjoy and buy such specialties and traditional crafts as:

·         Phu Cam conical hats

·         Hien Luong scissors

·         bronze articles of the Duc guild

·         Phuoc Tich pottery

·         Bao La rattan and bamboo products

·         Ke Mon jewelry

·         Nam Thuan sweets

·         Tuan tea

·         Huong Can mandarins

·         Luong Quan-Nguyet Bieu shaddocks - pomelos

·         Tinh Tam lotus

·         Everyday Hue dishes: clam rice, beef noodles, shrimp cakes, pancakes, bean puddings, sour shrimps, and My Lai shredded