The Hanoi night market is 3km in length, starting from Hang Dao Street and the fountain in the north of Hoan Kiem Lake to the Dong Xuan market, inside the Hanoi Old Quarter.
At the daytime, it is still a route for transportation and tourism, where Hanoi people and tourists can go into the center of old quarter. However at night, all of the vehicles and means of transportation are prohibited from going in, as it is permitted only for a walk and sale.
Hanoi night market is a place located in the heart of the old quarter of Hanoi. Before, it was only a street for trading activities at night. Afterwards, the Hanoi government planned and officially recognized it as a night market.
But tourists should remember that the night market is only held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 6pm to 11pm.
On Saturday night, there are interesting activities with music performances and folk arts of Hanoi like cheo, quan ho, ca tru, hat xam singing, lion dance… in Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square near Hoan Kiem Lake.
Tourists will see about 2,000 booths selling clothing, textiles and souvenirs for tourists and can also enjoy Vietnamese dishes.
Pictures of foreign tourists at the Hanoi Night Market: