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Con Market, Da Nang Overview

Con Market happens to be one of the primary markets in Da Nang City that is highly popular for its astounding range of clothing, accessories and handicrafts available at affordable rates. Known alternatively as Da Nang Commercial Centre it is the biggest and busiest retail and wholesale venue in and around the city. It is noted for an array of wholesale goods that are available at heavily discounted prices.

Originally constructed in the 1940s on top of elevated land, this market served as a focal point of vendors hailing from nearby districts who brought fresh vegetables along with fish and poultry to the market in hope of selling their wares. The market was renovated in 1984 with the present shopping venue being housed within a multi storied building occupying three distinct floors. The fresh produces and dried food is still sold in the lower level with other items such as apparels, household goods and handicrafts being offered from stores on the upper levels.

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Chock-a-Block - Makeshift Stalls
The external section of the market is chock-a-block, with many makeshift stalls, and rough stores that are famous for selling fresh produce and spices. Dried food, grains, salt and sugar, are also found in various stalls along this section. There are several incense and candle stores here as well. Many stalls sell handmade baskets for the customers to carry the articles bought at the local stalls. The next shops stock a variety of fresh vegetables sourced from the farming community of the city as well as the adjoining rural areas. This is one of the most popular places in the market for the locals who do their daily shopping here.

Wet Market
The wet market is at the very end of the section, though and visitors need to tread carefully here to avoid stepping on puddles of water. One is astounded to find numerous butchers and fishmongers, including top restauranteurs slicing and cutting fish as well as prized portions of meat before selling them.

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Clothing and Textile Shopping
Tourists usually make a beeline for the inner section that house several stores selling local garments as well as trendy outfits at exceedingly affordable rates. People also choose to buy accessories and household items in this section while the upper levels are dedicated to textiles with many of the local fabrics being sold at throwaway prices. Tourists can also choose to get the fabrics stitched by the local tailors who have set up shops inside the market.

Food at the Con Market
However, Con Market is the place to visit if one is interested in savouring the local street food. The dishes are plentiful and extremely affordable with several unique delicacies available after 4:00 PM every day. The Bánh Mì sandwich is a Vietnamese dish that is highly popular with mi Quang noodles and sizzling pancakes known as Banh Xeo selling rapidly as well. The crispy spring rolls (Goi Cuon) happen to be a speciality of Central Vietnam with many of the stalls selling fruit juice and other drinks after sundown just outside the market building.

Tips

  • It is best to carry local currency as money changing facilities are rare within the market
  • Bargaining is the norm with articles being sold for almost 50% of the asking price to people haggling successfully
  • It is advisable to keep money and valuables close to the body when trying to negotiate the crowded market area.

How To Reach Con Market Da Nang

Located in the same street as Vinh Trung Plaza, this market can be reached within 10 minutes by hiring a taxi from Da Nang International Market.

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