In addition to famous places to visit and have fun during the day, Da Nang also has many lively markets at night. At these Danang night markets, you will have a chance to go shopping, enjoy the diverse cuisine and feel the vibrant atmosphere of the beautiful Central region.
1. Top 7 Danang night markets that you should visit once
Danang is a favorite destination of more and more tourists in recent years. In addition to clear blue beaches and scenic tourist areas, this city also has many bustling Danang night markets that attract a lot of visitors. Some of them are:
1.1. Son Tra Night Market Da Nang
- Address: The intersection between Ly Nam De and Mai Hac De streets, An Hai Tay ward, Son Tra district, Danang
Son Tra Danang night market is a shopping area and a walking street, so customers can freely move around and visit hundreds of stalls. This market attracts a lot of tourists thanks to its prime location which is very close to two famous attractions, namely Dragon Bridge and Love Lock Bridge.
Shop around under the twinkling lights at Son Tra Night Market Da Nang (Source: Collected)Right at the entrance of the market, visitors will be impressed with the neon sign “Son Tra night market”. The twinkling lights around the market will give you a comfortable shopping atmosphere. You can shop around while enjoying the scenery of the bridges nearby.
The market space is open, airy and filled with the scent of flowers. Green trees are planted along the two entrances to the market, which creates a feeling of coolness. Prices here are quite affordable even for students. Open from 6 pm, Son Tra Danang night market is the right place for you to enjoy the weekend with your friends and family.
1.2. Helio Night Market Da Nang
- Address: 2/9 street, Hoa Cuong Bac ward, Hai Chau district, Danang
Having an extremely large area that was carefully and professionally invested, Helio Danang night market welcomes thousands of visitors in less than 6 hours of opening every day. Customers are free to explore the market with 4 different sections: food, beer, seafood, and shopping.
Helio Night Market Da Nang has all kinds of street food and beverage for you to try (Source: Collected)Coming to the food section with more than 150 stalls, you have a chance to learn about the many cultural dishes of different countries. Then, you should go on to the extremely busy seafood section, with all kinds of fresh seafood and processing styles for you to choose from.
At the beer section, you can try a lot of new beer flavors with delicious bar snacks in the vibrant music background. And if you still don’t know which souvenir to bring back home, the shopping section will help you with its variety of stalls full of accessories, bags and shoes.
1.3. Le Duan Night Market
- Address: Le Duan street, Thach Thang ward, Hai Chau district, Danang
Le Duan Danang night market is located in the center of Danang which makes it very convenient for shopping. The market has been in business for 6 years now and has become an indispensable destination for the local people.
With nearly 200 large and small stalls, the market sells many different items such as clothes, shoes, accessories with all kinds of styles, designs, materials and colors for visitors to freely choose. Just walk around for a bit and you will get the item you like at a very low price.
Although Le Duan night market is not as crowded as other Danang night markets, this market is no less attractive to tourists thanks to its extremely affordable prices. Here, visitors can shop around, enjoy street food and also admire the scenery of the Han River shimmering under the dark sky of Danang at night.
1.4. Han River Night Market
- Address: Tran Hung Dao street, Son Tra district, Danang
With an area of more than 1.2 hectares on the east bank of the Han River, Han River Danang night market gathers more than 200 large and small stalls. In particular, the market is designed to resemble 9 boats facing the sea, which attracts a lot of tourists and locals coming to explore.
The market is divided into 3 sections based on their differences in business purposes and entertainment styles: food and beverage, shopping and art. Here, you can enjoy traditional Danang specialties which are meticulously and beautifully prepared. Handicrafts and traditional products are also very popular thanks to their affordable prices. There are performances of various art forms at the art section, either in its park or on the stage.
1.5. Hoa Khanh Night Market
- Address: Da Phuoc urban area, Hoa Khanh Bac ward, Lien Chieu district, Danang
With an area of up to 3,000 square meters with two separate floors, one for shopping and one for dining, Hoa Khanh Danang night market has more than 100 stalls selling all kinds of items. Note that the shopping floor remains open until late night while the dining floor will be closed at 5 pm.
In addition, visitors can enjoy attractive street foods such as popcorn, grilled chicken feet, rice paper mix, seafoods, sugarcane juice, coconut juice, etc. right at the entrance of Hoa Khanh Danang night market. With prices ranging from VND 30,000 to 50,000 per dish (about $1.5 – 2.5), customers can taste as many dishes as they like without worrying about the budget.
1.6. Thanh Khe Tay Night Market
- Address: Yen Khe 1 street, Thanh Khe Tay ward, Thanh Khe district, Danang
Opened in early 2019, Thanh Khe Tay Danang night market has attracted many customers to visit and shop. There are more than 200 large and small stalls designed as colorful lovely houses.
Visitors can try all kinds of Danang specialties such as Quang noodles, banh chung, etc. In addition, here, handicrafts and souvenirs are strongly promoted and contribute a lot to the region’s economy. They are extremely suitable for tourists to buy as gifts for their relatives.
Open from 6 pm until past midnight, the market is the ideal place for you to enjoy and feel the beauty of Danang at night. Moreover, the management board has also arranged a stage for all kinds of entertainment, culture and art performances on weekends.
1.7. An Thuong Night Market
- Address: An Thuong 4 street, North Phu My ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Danang
An Thuong Danang night market is known to many people as a nightlife food court, including about 18 stalls serving different cuisines. The dishes here are not only from Vietnam but also from many other countries such as Japan, Thailand, Korea, Belgium, Mexico, etc. These dishes are made by local chefs, so you can enjoy them with their original taste.
Therefore, this market attracts a lot of foreign visitors. To them, this is a small corner to remind them of their homeland. An Thuong Danang night market also has a special bar with unique drinks from all over the world, all of which are served with typical Da Nang food under the bright neon lights and live music.
2. What should you pay attention to when going to Danang night markets?
For an enjoyable and complete trip, you should take note of the following tips:
- Check the goods and prices in many stores before deciding where to buy: There are many different stalls which sell the same goods in the markets. Therefore, you should take a look around and check the prices first, then choose the best stall to buy.
- Do not show too much interest in an item: The sellers here understand customer psychology well. If they know you like a certain item, chances are they will push the price higher and not agree to let you bargain.
- Keep an eye on your personal belongings: Danang night markets are very crowded and bustling. While you are shopping, pickpockets may blend in to steal your wallet or phone.
To conveniently explore Danang night markets, visitors should choose a hotel with a suitable location in order to travel between many destinations without time constraints.
Danang is known not only for its delicious cuisine, beautiful landscape but also for the vibrant Danang night markets. Coming here, you will be immersed in a bustling atmosphere, have a chance to shop around and participate in many entertainment activities with local people.