Nha Trang markets are one of the main attractions of the city located in the east of Vietnam. Here you can always find fresh products and just watch the life of the locals. Previously, only the Nhaecans themselves visited the markets, but the enterprising Vietnamese quickly darted and turned the bazaars into real attractions of the city.
The markets of Nha Trang are very attractive for buyers, because simple peasants, who grow products, most often act as sellers. Unlike Russian markets, prices here are much lower than in supermarkets, and the products are environmentally friendly (Vietnamese farmers simply do not have money for chemistry).
Perhaps the Cho Dam market in Nha Trang is the most popular among city guests. It is he who is officially the largest and most often tourists come here who want to see the life of ordinary Vietnamese. The main advantage of this market is the variety of goods: here you can find almost everything, from fruits to clothing of local manufacturers.
However, there is a negative side: due to the fact that the place is very popular, prices in this market are slightly higher than in neighboring ones. Know that if the seller speaks Russian, his prices are several times higher than other sellers. But most importantly, remember: bargaining is always welcome!
As mentioned above, the Cho Dam market in Nha Trang is the most popular and crowded, and that is why this place attracts pickpockets. This is not to say that security matters are bad, because most Vietnamese are hardworking and not used to taking someone else’s, but you should always be on your guard: do not leave things unattended and do not trust unknown people.
Assortment: at the Cho Dam market you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, clothes from local producers and traditional Vietnamese souvenirs, fabrics and jewelry, watches and bags, shoes and dishes, cosmetics and various household items, stationery. In general, here you can find everything.
Estimated product prices (thousand dong / kg):
- Cucumbers – 9 -17
- Tomatoes – 10 – 31
- Onion – 11 – 15
- Potato – 15 – 25
- Bananas – 10
- Lime – 30
- Strawberry – 100
- Anna – 45
The opening hours of the Cho Dam market in Nha Trang: all sellers come and go at different times, but most work from 8:00 to 18:00.
Coordinates of Cho Dam market in Nha Trang: 12.254736, 109.191815, see the point on the map at the bottom of the page.
Market Location: 10 Ben Cho, Xuong Huan, Nha Trang.
Features: if you want to learn more about the history of this place and not get lost in the winding shopping streets, you can hire one of the guides who are often on duty near the market.
Xom Moi (Xom Moi Market)
Ksom Moy Market in Nha Trang was opened in the 60s of the 20th century and means “New Neighbors” in Vietnamese. This place is quite popular with locals, but tourists do not like it: there are problems with cleanliness.
Xom My, unlike Cho Dam, can not be called the fish market of Nha Trang, because here they mainly sell vegetables and fruits. Also here you rarely find shops with souvenirs or traditional clothes. But sometimes there are sellers of seafood and tea. By the way, if you want to try Vietnamese shrimp or fish, then go to the fruit market in Nha Trang early in the morning: seafood will be fresh and delicious.
As for the prices, at Ksmo My they are lower than at the Cho Dam market, but still they are not the most profitable for buyers. The fruit market in Nha Trang is located in a tourist place, so guests of the city often come here to buy fresh vegetables or fruits. It is also worth noting that often sellers do not write prices, but only the names of the products. Therefore, if you want to buy goods cheaper, do not hesitate to bargain!
Assortment: mainly fruits and vegetables, but you can find shops with meat, seafood, tea and sweets.
- Opening hours: 5:00 – 18:00. Remember that it is better to come for fruits and vegetables during the day, and for seafood in the morning.
- The location of the Xom Moi market in Nha Trang is marked on the map at the bottom of the page, coordinates: 12.243125, 109.190179.
- Address: 49 Ngo Gia Tu Street.
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Nha Trang Northern Market (Chợ Vĩnh Hải)
As the name implies, this is the northernmost market in Nha Trang. This place is loved not only by Vietnamese, but also by tourists, because it is one of the main fish markets of Nha Trang, and it is also located far from tourist areas, and, therefore, the prices here are much lower than Cho Dam and Ksom Moy.
Remember that, as in other markets, it is better to come for vegetables during the day, and for meat and seafood – in the morning.
What you can buy here: you should come to the northern market of Nha Trang if you want to buy inexpensive Vietnamese fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat. You can also find souvenirs, household goods and jewelry, but these products will not be cheap.
Prices that you can focus on (thousand dong / kg)
- cucumbers – 6 – 12
- Tomatoes – 7 – 29 (depending on the season and your bargaining ability)
- Onion – 8 – 14
- Potato – 7 – 25
- Bananas – from 8
- Lime – 27
- Strawberry – 85
- Anna – 30
Opening hours: 6.00 – 18.00
Location: tp. Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa
The night market in Nha Trang (Vietnam) is a classic tourist ploy. Locals do not go here, but the city guests are always full. In general, it is worth saying that this is not even a night market, but an evening market, because it opens at 18.00, and only works until 23.00.
Since the night market in Nha Trang is designed only for tourists, here most of the shops are full of souvenirs and traditional Vietnamese decorations. It is worth recognizing that the choice here is really huge, and everyone will find something interesting for themselves. Therefore, if you want to buy memorable things about Vietnam, go here.
There are also several cafes on the market where you can eat after a busy day.
Prices: souvenir t-shirts – from 100 thousand dongs;
Quality leather bags – from 1 million dong;
Various souvenirs – from 30 thousand dongs.
Opening hours: from 18.00 to 23.00
Features: the night market is intended only for tourists, so pickpockets often come here. Always be on the lookout and do not leave your things unattended.
Market in the West (Chợ Phương Sài)
The Western market is a place where you will not hear either Russian or English, because only locals come here for shopping. And they do it for a reason: here the lowest prices in the city, and the quality of the products is not lower.
On the market you can buy fresh food, jewelry, household goods and plants. Please note that it will not be so easy for a tourist to find a market, because it is located in the depths of city streets (behind the Long Sean Pagoda). Therefore, if possible, hire a guide or ask for help from local residents.
Assortment: fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, seafood, sweets, tea, jewelry, household goods, plant seedlings, flowers.
- Prices (in thousand VND / kg):
- Cucumbers – from 5 to 13
- Tomatoes – 10 to 20
- Onions – from 8 to 15
- Anna – 30
- Bananas – 9
- Lime – 24
- Strawberry – 100
- Potatoes – from 10 to 25
Schedule: 6.00 – 18.00
Location: tp. Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa, is marked on the map below.
Market Near Big Si (Chợ Ngọc Hiệp)
This is a small market in the city center, but sellers are not spoiled for attention, so the prices are always reasonable. Here you can buy fruits, vegetables, sweets. Unlike sellers from other markets, merchants do not change prices, depending on whether they sell the goods to a tourist or a local resident.
This market is a good alternative to large hypermarkets (for example, Big C), because here you can not only buy the necessary things, but also have a bite to eat at a fast food cafe.
Assortment: fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat, sweets, clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, souvenirs, home and garden products.
Prices here are at the Xom Moi market level and slightly lower than at the popular Cho Dam.
Opening hours: from 6.00 to 18.00.
Where to find: tp. Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa, see map at bottom of page.
Prices on the page are for February 2018.
How to bargain in Nha Trang?
Vietnamese, like other Asians – are very gambling people, and love bidding. Therefore, absolutely all products sold in the markets already have that value that you can throw off. Of course, there are different sellers, and some do not want to give the goods cheaper. If you meet with such a merchant, then feel free to leave, because the other one will certainly lower the price.
Also remember that during the bidding you must smile broadly and be persistent. Vietnamese are emotional people, and if you notice that the seller is offended by the low price offered by you, just do not pay attention.
If the merchant does not want to give the thing for your price, then just put the goods on the counter and pretend that you are leaving. In 70% of cases, the seller will call you and agree to sell the product on your terms.
Nha Trang markets are interesting sights, by visiting which you can not only feel the spirit of the city, but also buy a couple of interesting things.
All markets, shopping centers and supermarkets of Nha Trang are marked on the map in Russian. To see the details, click on the icon in the upper left corner.
Video review of the market of Cho Dam in Nha Trang.