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Dong Ba Market (Cho Dong Ba) Tours and Activities

Dong Ba Market (Cho Dong Ba)
On the north bank of the Huong River is Hue’s lively Dong Ba Market (Chợ Đông Ba), stretching out for 16,000 square meters. Still retaining its old bell tower from when it was first opened by King Dong Khanh in 1887, the atmospheric market is divided into separate sections, with the whole upstairs floor dedicated to clothes. 

Though Hue has plenty of supermarkets, Dong Ba is an important market for locals and a great place to experience Vietnamese life, with 5,000 to 7,000 people coming here to barter daily. 

While you’re at Dong Ba Market, look out for popular local handicrafts like non la bai tho (conical hats with poems woven in the design), xung sesame candies, and Tuan black tea. Dong Ba is also a great spot for trying traditional regional food like beef vermicelli. You’ll find the street vendors serving specialty dishes on the ground floor of the market, on the street parallel to the river.

Practical Info

The food stalls at Dong Ba Market begin setting up at 3 a.m., and it’s in the early hours when the freshest food is sold at the lowest price. The market is open until 8.30 p.m., and there’s a convenient bus station inside the market.
Address: Chương Dương, Phú Hòa, tp. Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
Hours: Daily 3am-8:30pm
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Hue City Full-Day Tour

Hue City Full-Day Tour

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See the UNESCO-listed Imperial City on a full-day sightseeing tour of Hue. The former imperial capital on the banks of the Perfume River offers visitors a glimpse of royal palaces and tombs. Visit Dong Ba Market; take a dragon boat ride to Thien Mu Pagoda; and tour the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum and kings’ tombs with your guide. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by minivan included.
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  • 8 hours
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$56.00
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Hue City Small Group Tour (Max 12 Pax)

Hue City Small Group Tour (Max 12 Pax)

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Rather than exploring as part of a huge group, receive personalized attention on a small-group tour of Hue, the historical capital of Vietnam. Ideal for first-time visitors and time-pressed travelers, this tour transports you between dispersed landmarks, including the Thien Mu Pagoda and the far-flung Tomb of Khai Dinh, and ensures you benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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$54.00
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A Glimpse of Hue Tour

A Glimpse of Hue Tour

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See where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled Vietnam during this half-day tour of the Imperial City of Hue and the Forbidden Purple City. Your informative guide provides a glimpse of this major historical complex, once a foremost cultural and religious center and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll ride a dragon boat on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda) and visit the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum. Round-trip hotel transport by minivan included.
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  • 4 hours
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$35.00
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Half-Day Hue City Tour

Half-Day Hue City Tour

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Explore a pagoda that helped make Hue a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a 4-hour city tour that includes a boat cruise to Thien Mu Pagoda, hotel pickup and drop-off in the city center, and entrance fees. After visiting the Thien Mu Pagoda, you’ll get a taste of Hue’s bustling modern culture at Dong Ba Market, where vendors display colorful produce, handicrafts, and local wares. Morning and afternoon departures are available.
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  • 4 hours
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Hue in a day from Chan May cruise Harbor

Hue in a day from Chan May cruise Harbor

- Door to door service: We pick up right at the foot of your cruise. - Hue tour guides in different languages (Surcharge following the language chosen). - Bring the best of Hue values to customers. - Easy to customize and follow customers' desires. - Port of calls tours which are professionally operated.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing

Private Tour: Best of Hue City Sightseeing

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Relive the glory of the Imperial City and cruise the romantic Perfume River on this private 8-hour tour of Hue’s best bits. Stand in awe before the UNESCO-listed monuments of Hue Citadel; learn how the Perfume River earned its evocative name as you cruise to the Thien Mu Pagoda; and put your haggling skills to use at the Dong Ba Market. After a typical Vietnamese lunch (included), explore the grand Tu Duc Tomb and visit a crafts village where conical hats and incense are made.
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  • 8 hours
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Hue Flavor Street Food Tour

Hue Flavor Street Food Tour

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Eat like a local and explore the city streets of Hue by cyclo. You’ll taste plenty of street food and get an overview of Hue’s culinary culture with commentary by a professional and informative guide. Visit Dong Ba Market where you can mingle with the locals. Sink your teeth into a variety of dishes, such as steamed or fried rice dumplings, and slurp up vermicelli soup. Hotel pickup is included.
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  • 4 hours
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Hue Cooking Class on Dragon Boat Including Hotel Pickup by Cyclo

Hue Cooking Class on Dragon Boat Including Hotel Pickup by Cyclo

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Taking part in a cooking class while aboard a dragon boat is a must-do experience in Hue. Discover tasty recipes as you prepare local Vietnamese cuisine under the guidance of an expert instructor. You’re transported by cyclo to Dong Ba Market for ingredients, then provided an engaging 2-hour cooking lesson while you cruise on the Perfume River. Lunch and hotel pickup included.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour: Experiencing Hue's Street Food by Cyclo

Private Tour: Experiencing Hue's Street Food by Cyclo

Ride a cyclo through the streets of Hue and get a taste of its distinctive food culture. This 4-hour private tour departs your hotel in the evening in search of Hue’s traditional street food cuisine. Stop by local eateries that feature specialties such as clam noodles, ‘bun’ (vermicelli with grilled pork) and casava cake. Your own personal guide introduces you to traditional food customs while you slurp and savor.
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  • 4 hours
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Walking street food tour

Walking street food tour

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Without a guided tour, you might miss some of the cuisine that makes Hue a worthwhile culinary destination. Follow your guide on a walking tour through the historic city, stopping to sample dishes favorited by locals like beef noodle soup, rice with seafood, or steamed rice pancakes. This tour includes all food and beverage samples so be sure to come hungry.
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  • 3 hours
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Private tour Hue Imperial Citadel 1 day

Private tour Hue Imperial Citadel 1 day

If you’re passionate about ancient history, opt for a private tour of the Imperial City of Hue, during which you’ll have free reign to ask questions and customize your sightseeing itinerary. Without the hassle of car hire or the expense of taxis, you’ll travel between top Hue attractions such as the Tomb of Minh Mang, the Thien Mu Pagoda, Don Ba Market, and the Forbidden Purple City, without worrying about getting lost. Round-trip hotel transport and lunch are included.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Hue: Deluxe group tour

Hue: Deluxe group tour

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Get an in-depth look at Hue on this guided group tour. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city sits on the Perfume River and boasts citadels, palaces, and royal tombs. The itinerary includes a dragon boat ride to the Thien Mu pagoda, the Imperial Citadel, Dong Ba Market, Khai Dinh King’s Tomb, and more.
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  • 9 hours
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Sunset on Perfume River in Hue

Sunset on Perfume River in Hue

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- Cruising on the Perfume River - Survey the sunset on the Perfume River - Nibble some snacks - Enjoy Vietnamese tea and wine - Take some amazing photos
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Hue Private Full Day City Tour

Hue Private Full Day City Tour

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Vietnam Shore Excursions offers the best Hue Private Full Day City Tour for various valued customers in Hue City, Vietnam. We guarantee a local perspective that will give you and your family a once in a lifetime experience. ITINERARY: Itinerary: Pick-up at your hotel in Hue city Take dragon boat trip on Perfume River Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda Transfer to visit the Royal Palace of Hue Citadel Take Trishaw along streets in Hue city Visit the Dong Ba market Have lunch at local restaurant Transfer to visit Minh Mang Tomb Transfer to visit Khai Dinh Tomb Stop over to enjoy Vietnamese coffee at local shop Drop-off at the Hotel
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Hue Street Food Tour by Cyclo

Hue Street Food Tour by Cyclo

Hue Street Food Tour is specially designed for all foodies with unique food & cultures experiences in Hue City, Vietnam. You not only have a chance to taste various delicious kinds of Hue Cuisine, aso chat with local people, study their livelihoods and understand more Hue Cultures. We guarantee a local perspective that will give you and your family a once in a lifetime experience. ITINERARY: Pick you up at your hotel with your private trishaw, driver and food expert. Transfer to visit the historical and unique bridge of Truong Tien and the beautiful Perfume River. Stop at Dong Ba Market to see and try most of the ingredients in making Hue specialty dishes and fresh local fruits. Relax on your trishaw and discover all hidden beauties of Hue city and study local cultures of Hue life on the way – in the street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new restaurants and pubs. Stop over to enjoy Vietnamese Coffee with condensed milk. Transfer back your hotel. Say good bye and end the tour.
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  • 3 to 5 minutes
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Hue Half Day By E-Bike

Hue Half Day By E-Bike

This original half day tour is dedicated to the Hue’s traditional foody history, experiencing some of its famous dishes from market to mouth! Beginning near the old town we’ll visit Dong Ba market and introduce you to the vibrant colors and smells of the fresh produce from surrounding countryside. We’ll then take an amazing tour around the canals surrounding the Citadel giving you a new perspective on this majestic structure. You get to participate in a workshop with locals in Lua Bao village, famous for production of banh uot, the main ingredient in some of Hue’s most recognized dishes. We’ll take you to nearby Truc Lam Pagoda on route to lunch, where you can enjoy banh uot dishes prepared by experts.
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  • 4 hours
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Hue Specialty Food Taste

Hue Specialty Food Taste

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Its local experience at local places with unique experience with local to taste local food as local people eat daily. Sharing and learn about culture during the food trip to know insight Hue Royal cuisine. Guaranteed refund if you not enjoy the tour
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Hue Full Day Deluxe City Tour

Hue Full Day Deluxe City Tour

Explore the ancient former Imperial city of Hue with the luxury of your own private tour. Witness the citadels, royal tombs of emperors, palaces and pagodas. Learn about the area’s incredible history with your private guide, enjoy a boat ride along the Perfume River and relax in your private car.
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  • 8 hours
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Hue City Discovery Private Half Day Tour

Hue City Discovery Private Half Day Tour

Let this exciting tour take you through the bustling streets, stunning landscapes, unique architecture and famous attractions in Hue. Discover tombs, pagodas, rivers, and legendary temples, and visit the sights that tourists travel the world to see: Thien Mu pagoda, Imperial Citadel, Hue Royal Antiques Museum and Dong Ba Market. Highlights: • Explore Hue's iconic sights on a full or half day tour • Discover the city's unique architectural monuments and historical locations • Talks with local people, exchange cultural way of life
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.90
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Hue City Small Group Tour maximum 12 paxs

Hue City Small Group Tour maximum 12 paxs

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In just one day visitors can visit almost all the special destinations of Hue - With professional guides and good foreign languages, visitors will be learnt, discovered the history and customs of the ancient and present of Hue people. - Lunch at the local home, visitor will enjoy the traditional dishes and specialties of Hue, then relax foot bath with herbal, enjoy green tea with ginger candy (one of the ancient customs of the Hue people for health care and beauty). - Hospitable and dedicated service. Compared to other small group tour in Hue, our program is different and we has activities that others don't. (Ex: Lunch at the local home (not crowded tourist restaurant ) visitors will enjoy the traditional dishes and specialties of Hue, then relax foot bath with herbal, enjoy green tea with ginger candy
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$46.16
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Hue Private Full Day City Tour

Hue Private Full Day City Tour

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Adventures Travel Vietnam offers the best Hue Private Full Day City Tour for various valued customers in Hue City, Vietnam. We guarantee a local perspective that will give you and your family a once in a lifetime experience. ITINERARY: Itinerary: Pick-up at your hotel in Hue city Take dragon boat trip on Perfume River Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda Transfer to visit the Royal Palace of Hue Citadel Take Trishaw along streets in Hue city Visit the Dong Ba market Have lunch at local restaurant Transfer to visit Minh Mang Tomb Transfer to visit Khai Dinh Tomb Stop over to enjoy Vietnamese coffee at local shop Drop-off at the Hotel
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$320.00
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Visit Hue by Cyclo

Visit Hue by Cyclo

Go around the highlights in Hue such as: Truong Tien Bridge, Dong Ba Market, Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities, Ngo Mon Gate by cyclo. Free time to enjoy Hue local foods, such as: Beo Cake, Nam Cake, Loc Cake, Hue beef noodles, ...
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  • 2 hours
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$30.00
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Hue Culinary Tour

Hue Culinary Tour

Through the cuisine is the best way to explore the culture of Hue city, the old capital of Vietnam, which gets lot of the typical local dishes. When visiting Hue city of Vietnam, the travelers cannot miss chance to enjoy the local food, the street food of Hue and to discover its cuisine culture with Hue culinary tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$61.54
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Hue Luxury Group Tour

Hue Luxury Group Tour

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If you don't have much time in Hue and are staying for 1 day only, you should book this tour! This tour covers all of the highlights of Hue in a day. You will gain a deep understanding of the lives of Emperors, concubines and eunuchs of Nguyen dynasty. This is a luxury group tour and you will have an excellent, friendly, and knowledgeable guide. We will do our best to help you enjoy the tour as much as we can! A delicious lunch will be included at a local restaurant, please let us know about any food allergies you may have in advance!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.36
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dong Ba Market (Cho Dong Ba) hours of operation?
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Dong Ba Market (Cho Dong Ba) hours of operation: Daily 3am-8:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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