Night markets are a popular shopping opportunity all over Asia, and that of Vietnam’s picturesque Dalat is no exception. Shop for delicious food, warm clothes and souvenirs at the city center. The Da Lat Night Market is a chaotic and joyful experience. Vendors appraise their wares with loud voices, mostly from self-repeating tape recorders. From avocados to strawberry jam, woolen bonnets to secondhand jeans, potted plants to oddly shaped roots that serve a purpose in traditional medicine – the night market has much to offer.
When visiting Dalat, the city of mist and pine trees, tourists should be sure to experience the pleasure of visiting Dalat’s night market. Dalat city is small, the city streets are not dense and market activities, which spill into the streets around Nguyen Thi Minh Khai. That is why the Dalat Night Market contributes to the beauty of Dalat’s cultural features.
The market attracts many people during the evening – some for the food, some for the atmosphere, and some to perform or to watch street performers. Hip-hop dancing, roller skating, and jainzi (shuttlecock kicking that’s like badminton with your feet) all happen in the market’s open spaces. Though freshly-cooked food is the focus of the night market, other items, including textiles, traditional clothes, second-hand clothing, flowers, souvenir and fresh produce are all available as well.
The Da Lat Night Market is located right in Da Lat city centre, just a five-minute walk from Xuan Huong Lake. Open daily between 17:00 and 22:00, it’s within walking distance from most places in the city.