Shopping in Danang is one of the best things to do in this coastal city. Here below is a list of top plcaes for shopping such as local markets, super markets and shopping malls.
I - Traditional shopping in local markets
The first note when shopping in local markets is you have to prepare cash for payment. Besides, the prices of goods are not publicly shown so you need to ask the seller directly and try to bargain for better prices.
1 - Con Market - the best shopping in Danang
- Address: Hung Vuong street and Ong Ich Khiem street, Hai Chau ward, Danang city.
- Opening time: 7am - 7pm
Con market, one of the oldest markets in Da Nang from the 1940s, is a solid 3-storey. The name “Con” originates from its location of lying on a high mound in the middle of the city. Here, you are immersed in Danang’s cuisine with 03 main areas of indoor cuisine, outdoor cuisine and dried foods.
Indoor cuisine area
Indoor cuisine area is divided into two rows and a middle aisle, selling fruit juice, Vietnamese sweet soups, Quang noodles, Banh Xeo - sizzling pancakes, small pancakes with quail eggs, small steamed savory rice cakes,... with prices fluctuating from 15.000 to 30.000 VND/ dish (~ $0.7 - 1.3).
Outdoor cuisine area
Outdoor cuisine area seems to be smaller and more crowded. The food here is exceptionally good such as these must-try dishes: green mustard rolls, noodle soup, dried beef salad, baluts,... with quite cheap prices from 15.000 to 30.000 VND/dish (~$0,36 - 1,29).
Dried food area in this Danang shopping area is where tourists can choose some of the dishes as souvenirs such as: dried beef, dried squids, dried fish,... It is better to search for information or ask the seller to support you as some of the smelly dishes are not allowed in passengers’ cabins in airplanes or they have to be carefully wrapped.
2 - Bac My An Markets
- Address: No.25 Nguyen Ba Lan street, Bac My An ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Danang
- Opening time: 6am - 7pm
No one knows exactly when Bac My An market formed but it is undeniable about its important roles in local lives as well as its vast cuisine values to tourists.
You can find many types of goods sold here like dried food, fresh food, green vegetables, clothes, foodwear,... The most appealing and attractive thing is its cuisine with variety of delicious food such as: avocado ice cream of Ms. Van, spicy and sour snails (Oc Hut), tapioca dumplings, small pancakes with quail eggs, mixed rice noodles, rice noodles with pork and anchovy fish sauce, rice noodles with grilled meat, mixed rice paper, steamed rice paper, battering rice paper cake, hollow doughnuts,... Dishes in this Danang shopping area cost from 8.000 to 25.000 VND/ dish (~ $0.34 - 1.07).
3 - Han Market
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- Scale: The market is built into 2 storeys with a total area of 28.000 square meters.
- Address: No.119, Tran Phu street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang.
- Opening time: 6am - 7pm
Han market, established in the 1940s along the Han river’s side, is now one of the oldest and largest markets in Danang. It is always crowded with sellers and buyers with various kinds of goods from food, clothes, footwear, to cosmetics. Several special things to buy in Danang here are: dried food (dried beef, dried squid, simmered crabs,...); Da Nang fish sauce, many kinds of cakes ( roasted coconut cake, dried sesame cakes,...); small pretty souvenirs (clothes, bags,...).
Having a food tour at Han market with a number of popular dishes are: Quang noodles, thick noodle soup, grilled beef wrapped in wild betel leaves, pork skewers, small steamed savory rice cake, sizzling pancakes, sweet soup, beverages, fruit juice,... The food prices are from 15.000 to 30.000 VND/ dish (~ $0.4 - 1.3).
II - Supermarket - the modern shopping in Danang city
1 - Co.op Mart
- Scale: The supermarket has 2 storeys with a total area of 13.000 square meters and more than 3.000 types of commodities.
- Opening time: 8am - 10pm
- Address: No.478 Dien Bien Phu street, Thanh Khe Dong ward, Thanh Khe district, Danang.
This is one of the modern, high service quality shopping centres to meet the needs of customers. It is also a wonderful place to experience the attractive entertainment games such as: Bowling, foosball, massage, karaoke, rocking animals, sand picture,...You can easily find products from technological products, fresh food, fashion clothes, cosmetics, household appliances. There are also some food restaurants inside the supermarket such as KFC, Lotteria,...
2 - Big C
- Scale: the center is built with a scale of about 20.000 square meters.
- Opening time: 8am - 10:30pm
- Address: No. 257 Hung Vuong street,commercial area, Thanh Khe , Da Nang city.
You can experience the best shopping in Danang city here with 05 main commodities such as: fresh food, dried food, clothing and accessories, household electric devices. Besides, visitors can also participate in different attractive activities like: eating (restaurant, food area, fast food stalls); entertainment (cinemas, karaoke boxes); bookstores, other stores;... On every weekend, Big C is more crowded with mostly local people visiting and shopping.
3 - The Central’s Specialty Supermarket - Thien Phu
- Operating time: 7am - 10.30pm
- Address: :
+ Address 1: No. 124, 2/9 street, Hai Chau district, Danang
+ Address 2: No. 28, Duy Tan street, Hai Chau district, Danang
+ Address 3: No. 198, Ho Nghinh street, Son Tra, Da Nang city
+ Address 4: Plot A1 - A2, Nguyen Tat Thanh street, Thanh Khe, Da Nang city
+ Address 5: Giao Mart, No.49 Vo Van Kiet street, Son Tra, Da Nang city
Thien Phu chain of stores specializes in the Central’s specialty, guaranteeing the clear origin or bamboo - made souvenirs. Moreover, the prices are quite reasonable to be trusted and chosen by many customers. Currently, Thien Phu brand has 5 operating branches in the city.
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III - Top shopping malls in Danang
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Besides traditional markets and supermarkets, you can also visit for shopping in Danang city Vietnam in large shopping malls with famously domestic and international brands. You can easily find the authentic stores of well-known fashion brands such as: Uniqlo, Adidas, Bata, PNJ,...Popularly delicious dishes from Asian - Western, Vietnamese - Korean - Chinese - Japanese,...are available.
The entertainment zones in these malls in Danang with appealing things are cinemas, gaming machines, karaoke boxes. On every weekend, the number of visitors is higher, and you can feel the fast pace of living in this city. Some shopping malls are:
- Vincom Da Nang: No. 910A, Ngo Quyen street, Son Tra District, Da Nang city; Opening time: 10am - 9pm (Monday- Friday) and 10am - 10pm (Saturday & Sunday).
- Indochina Riverside: No.74 Bach Dang street, Hai Chau 1, Hai Chau District, Da Nang city; Opening time: 9am - 10pm
- Parkson Da Nang: Vinh Trung Plaza B, No.257 Hung Vuong street, Vinh Trung Ward, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang city; Opening time: 10am - 9pm
- Da Nang Square: No.35 Thai Phien street, Phuoc Ninh Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang city; Opening time: 8am - 9.30pm
- Lotte Mart: No.6 Nai Nam street, Hoa Cuong Bac Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang city; Opening time: 8am - 10pm.
It is obvious that shopping in Danang city Vietnam and enjoying cuisine in traditional markets are a great way of enhancing your traveling experience.