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The cosy seaside town of Đà Nẵng is an ideal stopover to see Vietnam’s rich culture, natural surroundings, and, of course, diverse shopping scene. Although it’s difficult to compete with the bustling surrounding cities like Hànội or Hồ Chí Minh City, Đà Nẵng offers a plethora of boutique markets and creative artisans to explore the local talent. Take some cash out and bring your reusable bags—we’re going shopping. Here are some of the best shopping spots to get lost in on a trip to Đà Nẵng, Vietnam.
Serving customers since the French occupancy in the 1940s, Hàn Market is a longstanding and significant landmark in the city, set between the intersection of four main streets (Trần Phú Street, Hùng Vương Street, Trần Hưng Đạo Street, and Bạch Đằng Street).
The local market features rows on rows of stalls, selling everything from cheap garments to fresh fruits. Bring a souvenir home from this abundant market, and catch a glimpse of the Đà Nẵng lifestyle. The bottom floor features fresh produce, including vegetables, seafood, and meat, as well as luggage-friendly dried snacks like rice crackers and dried squid.
If you’re feeling peckish on a trip to the market, be sure to go to the indoor food court, which offers Vietnamese delicacies from bánh xèo to classic phở. After a few snacks, explore the rest of the market, as its upper levels sell everything from home appliances to affordable custom-made traditional dresses—a truly unique take away from Vietnam. It’s best to come in the early morning.
Hàn Market, 119 Đường Trần Phú, Hải Châu 1, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam | (+84) 236 3821 363
Opening hours: 5 am to 7 pm every day
Boasting over 2,000 stalls, Cồn Market is an iconic shopping centre located in downtown Đà Nẵng. As the city’s largest wholesale market, the venue is situated within a three-floor building. Previously used as a farmers trading stop, the space expanded to provide a wider variety of goods including handicrafts, textile services, and fresh foods. Bring your bargaining skills with you—it’s the perfect place to hustle (for up to 50 to 70 percent off). As always, we recommend dedicating time to taste the authentic Vietnamese street food available, including the bánh mì and mì quảng—great for a sharing platter.
Cồn Market, 290 Hùng Vương, Vĩnh Trung, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam | (+84) 236 3837 426
Opening hours: 6 am to 6 pm every day
Spanning over five floors, Lotte Mart Đà Nẵng is an expansive complex, offering entertainment, shopping, and dining, all under one roof. The shopping mall is frequented by locals and tourists, looking for an all-in-one venue, to fill the day with ample activities.
Shop for everything you want—designer clothes, electronics, accessories, shoes, household appliances, you name it. Although it’s a more international shopping option compared to cheaper local markets, the venue supplies regional goods, with a variety of things to do on top of shopping, including a bowling alley, arcade centre, and ice-skating rink. Trust us, you won’t be bored here.
Lotte Mart Đà Nẵng, 6 Nại Nam, Hoà Cường Bắc, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam | (+84) 236 3611 999
Opening hours: 8 am to 10 pm every day
Paying tribute to elegant French architecture, Vĩnh Trung Plaza is perched near several attractions including Cham Museum, My Khe Beach, and Dragon River Beach. The shopping complex houses an abundance of facilities from its large supermarket to the plethora of dining and shopping options. Eager shoppers can find clothing, accessories, and shoes made by local designers to support the artisans of Đà Nẵng. There’s also a variety of international food chains to dine at, including Lotteria and KFC, if you’re needing a bit of fast-food guilty pleasure.
Vĩnh Trung Plaza, 257 Hùng Vương, Vĩnh Trung, Thanh Khê, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam | (+84) 236 3666 777
For a Vietnamese supermarket experience, head to Big C, a massive store offering all the groceries you need—and to take home. Prices are low, and although it’s not a bargaining kind-of-place, rest assured that it’s cheap enough not to worry about. The shop sells local and international products for a variety of some of the best goods on the market. Some are unique to Vietnam—so pick them up whilst you can.
Big C, 257 Hùng Vương, Khu thương Mại, Thanh Khê, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam | (+84) 236 3666 085
Opening hours: 8 am to 10 pm every day
Peering over the peaceful Hàn River, Đà Nẵng Souvenirs & Café offers a quiet respite from the bustling markets. As its name suggests, the venue sells authentic local goods at affordable prices. Designed to promote tourism in Đà Nẵng, the store-cum-café is an ideal spot for tourists to pick up souvenirs and treat themselves to a refreshing beverage afterwards.
Đà Nẵng Souvenirs & Café, 34 Bạch Đằng, Thạch Thang, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam | (+84) 236 3827 999
Opening hours: 7 am to 10.30 pm every day