Dong Ba Market

Location: Situated along the northern bank of Perfume River, Tran Hung Dao Street, Hue City, Thua Thien - Hue Province, about 100m to the north from Truong Tien Bridge.
Characteristics: Dong Ba Market is the biggest market in Thua Thien-Hue Province.

History

(TITC) - Under the reign of King Gia Long (1802-1819), there was a big market named Qui Gia near Chanh Dong (Dong Ba) Gate of Hue Citadel. The name “Qui Gia” referred to the return to Phu Xuan Capital (Hue nowadays) of Nguyen Dynasty. In 1885, the capital was attacked by French colonial and Qui Gia Market was burned. In 1887, King Dong Khanh had the market rebuilt on the foundation of Qui Gia Market and renamed Dong Ba. The market supplied food to the royal, hospitals, army camps and dormitories of Quoc Hoc, Dong Khanh, Binh Linh, Thien Huu schools... In 1899, under the Western-style reconstruction project of King Thanh Thai, the market was moved to the nowadays position. Even though Dong Ba Market underwent several repair projects from the beginning of the 20th century, but nowadays, it still embraces many old features.

 

 

A Symbol of Hue City

Apart from the bell tower in the centre, Dong Ba Market contains 2,700 stalls arranged in 9 rows. The total area of the market is over 22,700m². The average number of people to the market daily is 5,000 – 7,000 and can be double during the holidays.

 

All quintessence products of Thua Thien-Hue Province can be found in Dong Ba Market, including Phu Cam conical hat, Ke Mon jewelry, Song Hy sesame candy, Truoi berry, Tuan tea, Huong Can tangerine, Lai Bang thanh tra fruit, lotus seed of Tinh Tam Lake… Traditional dishes of Hue such as com hen (mussel rice), bun bo (beef vermicelli), banh la (leaves cake)… can be purchased in the market.

 

Nowadays, Dong Ba Market plays an important role in economy and trade activities of Hue City. Apart from providing food and other goods, the market is also a must-see destination for visitors to buy local specialities. Along with Truong Tien Bridge and Perfume River, Dong Ba Market is one of symbols of the poetic city of Hue.

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WHERE TO STAY
Heritage Hue Hotel

Add: 9 Ly Thuong Kiet St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3838 887/ 3838 888

Duy Tan 2 Hotel

Add: 46 Tran Quang Khai St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3936 986

Duy Tan Hotel

Add: 12 Hung Vuong St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3825 001/ 3826 479

Alba Spa Hotel

Add: 29 Tran Quang Khai St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3828 444

Jasmine Hotel

Add: 8-10 Chu Van An St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3830 111

EMM Hue Hotel

Add: 15 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3828 255

Pilgrimage Village Boutique resort & Spa

Add: 130 Minh Mang St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3885 461

Moonlight Hue Hotel

Add: 20 Pham Ngu Lao St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3979 797

Imperial Hotel

Add: 8 Hung Vuong St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3882 222

Midtown Hotel

Add: 29 Doi Cung St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 6260 888

Indochine Palace Hotel

Add: 105A Hung Vuong St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3936 666

Huong Giang Hotel Resort & Spa

Add: 51 Le Loi St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3822 122

La Residence Hotel & Spa

Add: 5 Le Loi St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3837 475

Hotel Saigon Morin

Add: 30 Le Loi St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3823 526

Green Hue Hotel

Add: 2 Le Loi St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 2220 555

Century Riverside Hue Hotel

Add: 49 Le Loi St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3823 390/ 3823 391

Cherish Hotel

Add: 57 - 59 Ben Nghe St. Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3943 943

Romance Hotel

Add: 16 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3898 888

Park View Hotel

Add: 9 Ngo Quyen St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3837 382/ 3837 740

Eldora Hotel

Add: 60 Ben Nghe St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3866 666

WHERE TO EAT
Take restaurant

Add: 34 Tran Cao Van St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3848 262

Duyen Anh restaurant

Add: Phu My Commune, Phu Vang Dist.

Tel: (84-234) 3850 195

Nam Chau Hoi Quan restaurant

Add: 4 Kim Long St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3510 587/ 3590 111

Ong tao restaurant

Add: 31 Chu Van An St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3821 732

Leaf Info restaurant

Add: 96 Minh Mang St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3896 538

Ca Dao restaurant

Add: 142/2 Nguyen Sinh Cung St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3938 795/ 0935 4850 52

Little Italy restaurant

Add: 2A Vo Thi Sau St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3826 928

Chillout Mai Vien restaurant

Add: 11 Vo Thi Sau St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3933 868

Space Xua restaurant

Add: 205 Dien Bien Phu St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3886 788

Khai Hoan restaurant

Add: 90-94 Le Loi St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3837 827

World-weary restaurant

Add: 65/16 Le Ngo Cat St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3886 296

So 1 Hang Me restaurant

Add: 12 Vo Thi Sau St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 0905 1906 80

Quynh Huong restaurant

Add: 133 Nguyen Sinh Cung St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3822 890

Ngu Uyen restaurant

Add: 6 Nguyen Hue St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3626 533

Ancient Hue restaurant

Add: 4/4/8 K35 Pham Thi Lien St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3590 356

Banh Beo Ba Cu restaurant

Add: 23/177 Phan Dinh Phung St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3832 890

Club Garden restaurant

Add: 12 Vo Thi Sau St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3826 327

Com hen Truong Dinh restaurant

Add: 2 Truong Dinh St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3833 511

Huyen Anh restaurant

Add: 52/1 Kim Long Ward, Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3826 655

Lac Thanh restaurant

Add: 6A Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3524 674