Hoi An Night Market – The “Poetic” Old Town Paradise

If you are familiar with a peaceful and ancient Hoi An, then try to visit Hoi An Night Market once. Different from the quiet appearance of the day, at night Hoi An is busier and busier thanks to the newly opened night market. Let’s explore with Hoi An Private Car’s what is so interesting about the night market in Hoi An Ancient Town!

Introduction to Hoi An Night Market

Hoi An night market is one of the extremely attractive tourist and entertainment destinations that anyone coming to the old town should not ignore. If during the day, the atmosphere in the old town is somewhat quiet and peaceful, when the night comes, the stalls at the night market are busier than ever.

The night market in Hoi An ancient town is not as famous as other tourist night markets, not too noisy and crowded, but has its own unique features that make many visitors curious. If you are a lover of handicraft products, this night market is definitely not to be missed.


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Famous night markets in Hoi An

In Hoi An, there are quite a few night markets, each market usually sells a certain number of products. There are two main markets: Nguyen Hoang market and Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa market.

Nguyen Hoang Market

Nguyen Hoang Night Market, located opposite the Bridge Pagoda, is the market that attracts the most visitors in Hoi An. The market is about 300m long, including 50 stalls with many diverse and attractive products. The most special thing at Nguyen Hoang night market is the stalls selling colorful lanterns, making all eyes turn here. Colorful Chinese-style lanterns are decorated throughout the stalls.


You can come here comfortably to take pictures, check in with the lanterns without spending a photo shoot. The stall owners are also very friendly, and prepare lights to make your photos more sparkling. A lantern here is also quite reasonably priced, only from 50k to 100k depending on the size and design. Buying a pair of lanterns as a gift for your parents, grandparents to decorate the house is also a good idea!

Nguyen Hoang Night Market is open from 5pm to 11pm. In addition to the lantern stalls, there are also many food and souvenir stalls. The cafes also regularly have singers singing live music, the atmosphere is extremely romantic and melodious.


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Ngoc Hoa Princess Market

Ngoc Hoa Cong Nu Market is more about food stalls with Quang characteristics. The market is located along Hoai River, always cool and pleasant. You can enjoy all the specialties of the Central region such as Cao Lau, Quang noodles, hot tea, grilled coconut cake, etc. Although it is a tourist attraction, the food here is extremely cheap, the people here Also very welcoming and friendly.

When coming to Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa night market, you can buy dry goods as gifts for friends and relatives, such as green bean cake, grilled coconut cake, squid rim me, …


Interesting experiences at Hoi An night market

Boat ride on Hoai River

Near the night market of Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa is the romantic Hoai River. Sitting on a boat, releasing lanterns and visiting the river is an unforgettable experience for every visitor when coming to Hoi An. The best time to go sailing is in the evening. Going late at night is often harder to see and the weather is quite windy, not safe.


See the lantern street at night

Lanterns at Nguyen Hoang night market are one of the indispensable features in Hoi An. The colorful shimmering street will be the ideal background for you to checkin freely. The locals are very comfortable and enthusiastic to facilitate your check-in, however, if possible, buy a few lanterns to support them!


Join folk games

One of the indispensable experiences when coming to Hoi An night market is folk games. These games attract both domestic and foreign tourists to participate. Some games are held such as blindfolded pot, round roundabout or song hut. This is also an opportunity for Vietnamese folklore to come closer to foreigners.


Enjoy food at night

An important warning for you before going to the night market is to leave your stomach empty so that you can “bombard” all the specialties in Hoi An. The delicious and cheap dishes will make you unable to hold back. Loads of hot tea, tall goods, and Quang noodles are sold a lot along the sidewalks.

In addition, do not forget to visit the riverside cafes to rest as well as enjoy the poetic live music! The cafes are also decorated very “poetic”, you are free to drop your “virtual life” figure!


Some notes when coming to Hoi An night market

  • Hoi An night market is usually very crowded, you should pay attention to store valuable belongings to avoid pickpockets.
  • When checking in with lanterns, please be careful not to affect the business of the shop.
  • In Hoi An, most of you will have to walk, if your legs are tired, you can rent a cyclo. Don’t forget to ask the price before you go.
  • You should go to Hoi An around 3 pm to check in, take photos when there is beautiful sunshine. Then in the evening visit the night market.
  • Restaurants in Hoi An old town still use plastic a lot, you should pay attention to throw garbage in the right place, especially don’t litter into the river to cause a loss of beauty!


Visiting Hoi An night market is one of the indispensable experiences if you have the opportunity to visit the old town. The beauty of the scenery and the people here will definitely leave you with unforgettable experiences. Try visiting this place to understand why everyone wants to come back a second time!

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