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Visiting 100-year-old Dong Ba Market in Hue
Van Thy Hoang
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Visiting 100-year-old Dong Ba Market in Hue

Van Thy Hoang

Dong Ba Market with a history of more than 100 years sells many specialties of Hue - PHOTOS: VAN THY HOANG

A trip to the former imperial capital of Hue would be incomplete without dropping by Dong Ba Market, one of the most famous and oldest markets in Hue, where tourists can earn an insight into typical features of a traditional Vietnamese market and buy various specialties from the central region.

Lying along the north bank of the Huong River and around 100 meters to the north of the iconic Truong Tien Bridge, construction of the market was completed in 1899 under the reign of King Thanh Thai, according to the website of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (

Having undergone several restoration and repairs after more than one century of existence, the 100-year-old market still retains ancient architectural and cultural features and attracts many tourists at home and abroad.

Once visiting the market, travelers should not miss a chance to try out some traditional specialties of Hue such as com hen (clam rice), Hue-styled beef noodle soup, cha bo (beef paste), keo me xung (sticky candy made from malt and sesame), and Thanh Tra fruit.

For most visitors, when the former imperial capital of Hue comes to mind, Truong Tien Bridge, the Huong River and Dong Ba Market have become timeless symbols of the romantic city.

Tourists buy traditional specialties of Hue at a food stand


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