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Where to go for shopping experience in Nha Trang

Fresh fruit in Dam Market

If you want to discover Nha Trang way of life after few hours visiting long white beaches and taking part in many interesting water sports, which this coastal town is famous for, local markets are the best places. Ranked as the busiest of street markets in the popular coastal town, Nha Trang markets will give you really stunning shopping experience. To get more information, you can click: Tours of Indochina

Dam Market – A Really Vibrant Side Of Nha Trang

Dam Market

Dam Market- source: internet

Like Dong Xuan market in Hanoi, Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City, Dam market is the pride of Nha Trang’s locals. Not only being the biggest market, a commercial shopping center as well as a commercial symbol of Nha Trang City, Dam Market is considered as an interesting place to wander and explore the daily life of inhabitants in this coastal city thanks to its unique architecture features and long-lasting historical significance.

Coming alive at about 4.00 in the early morning every day and offering many great photography opportunities with various merchandises, this lively market, where you can witness its hectic pace and atmosphere buzzed with activities, has been a popular destination among both locals and foreigners.

Officially opening in 1980, Dam Market is not only the main trade center of Nha Trang with all types of local goods, Vietnamese and foreign articles and especially different kinds of dried sea foods such as shrimp, fish, cuttlefish, seaweed, etc. but also has been a part of the daily life for all locals here. From very early in the morning, Dam Market is crowded with merchants, farmers and fisherman coming to sell their fresh catch and produce.

Fresh fruit in Dam Market

Fresh fruit in Dam Market- source: internet

Among the space of about 5,270 square meters of the market are more than a total of 1,500 household goods for sale. Part local market, part tourist souvenir market, Dam Market has everything that you have ever imagined.  Stores, kiosks, sideboards, vehicles and goods stalls are just some products you can find at the vibrant market. Inside the circular three-story building main building are many local souvenir shops while its outside is teemed with hat, clothing and cap shops.

  • Address: Ben Cho, Van Thanh, Nha Trang
  • Opening Hours: Daily 04:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Xom Moi Market (New Village Market)- the hub of downtown Nha Trang

Dish to try in Xom Moi Market

Dish to try in Xom Moi Market- source: internet


In spite of being less frequently visited by tourists than Dam market, Xom Moi Market, which is the hub of downtown Nha Trang, still has bustling, hustling atmosphere. It also means that Xom Moi market is much more authentic as a Vietnamese market than the Dam market, which is heavily influenced by uncountable streams of foreign travelers.

In Xom Moi Market, you can see so many Nha Trang locals buying fresh vegetables, fruits as well as daily household items. If you want to see Xom Moi Market at its busiest, go there at 6.00 AM as activity kicks off so early. In and around Xom Moi are some great local eateries, where you can visit and order a breakfast bowl of pho or try a simple fish broth noodle soup with rice vermicelli, fish filet and/or fish paste meatballs – a specialty of Nha Trang called bún cá.

  • Address: Ngo Gia Tu Street, Tan Lap District, central Nha Trang.
  • Opening time: 06.00 AM-06.00 PM

Nha Trang night market

Nha Trang night market

Nha Trang night market- source: internet

Among 4 night markets in this beautiful beach city, the walking street opposite to 2-4 Square, which has more than 100 stalls, is the biggest one. Each night, this market welcomes thousands of visitors.

A place to enjoy so many kinds of local specialties, a place to find fine souvenirs, handicrafts items and Nha Trang’s specialties such as: dried seafood, salangane nests, aloe wood, etc, Nha Trang night markets is a stunning place to visit.

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