Dam Market Nha Trang is not only famous as the largest market in the city center of the coastal city but also a place with attractive and beautiful architecture for all tourists. Here, you will have incredibly exciting shopping experiences with a wide range of unique items.

Dam Market will be the perfect place to find souvenirs and gifts when you visit Nha Trang. It offers a diverse range of products, from seafood to handicrafts and souvenirs. Let’s explore more about this unique market!

Where is Nha Trang Dam Market located?

Nha Trang Dam Market is situated in Ben Cho (Chợ Pier), Van Thanh Ward, Nha Trang City. The market usually opens from 5:00 AM to 6:30 PM daily. For a long time, the market has been regarded as a bustling shopping destination for the whole city.

While traveling to Nha Trang, you not only get to discover famous landmarks such as Ponagar Tower, Stone Church, Long Son Pagoda, Hon Tam, and Hon Tre, but also visit Nha Trang Dam Market to better understand the culture and people of this place. The market has a simple and rustic charm yet remains captivating.

What time does Dam Market open?

Dam Market opens very early, starting from 4:00 AM and closing at 6:30 AM when the trading session of the merchants ends. With its unique architecture and spacious layout, the goods are neatly arranged into separate areas, making it convenient and easy for you to shop.

How to get to Nha Trang Dam Market?

Nha Trang Dam Market is only about 500m away from Nha Trang Beach. From the city center of Nha Trang (measured from 2 Tháng 4 Square), it is approximately 2km to reach the central market. It might take around 30 minutes on foot from 2 Tháng 4 Square to reach the market.

The route to the market is quite easy to find and convenient for tourists.

There are various routes to get to Nha Trang Dam Market by bus, car, or motorcycle. You can take routes along Hung Vuong, Tran Hung Dao, Pasteur, then turn left onto Han Thuyen Street and follow the roundabout to Le Loi Street to reach the market. Additionally, private cars with drivers are a popular means of transportation in Nha Trang, so tourists can choose this option. Using private cars allows tourists to visit many destinations in Nha Trang conveniently.

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Nha Trang Dam Market – The Commercial Icon of Nha Trang City.

Unique Architecture of Nha Trang Dam Market, Standing Out in the City Center by the Beach.

In 1961, due to degradation and the demands of the city’s residents, the market area was renovated and expanded. The new market was designed in the shape of a lotus flower with a diameter of over 66m2. The total area, including both the ground floor and the upper floor, is approximately 5200m2.

The lotus flower architecture of the market.

Nha Trang Dam Market can accommodate up to 3000 people. As of now, the market still boasts its unique architectural style and remains a bustling shopping hub of the city. If you are a shopping enthusiast in Nha Trang, don’t forget to visit Nha Trang Dam Market and explore many other attractive spots.

What to Buy at Nha Trang Dam Market?

At Nha Trang Dam Market, you can buy “the whole world” with a wide variety of items, such as necessities, seafood, dried goods, souvenirs, and more. In each section, you can find specific products you want:

  • Central market area – Stalls selling essential goods: This area typically caters to the needs of local residents. Additionally, you will find numerous stalls selling souvenirs and handicraft products that you can buy as gifts.
  • Left-wing area – A bustling seafood market: Here, you will find fresh and abundant seafood such as fish, squid, shrimp, crab, etc. Moreover, you can purchase various types of dried and marinated seafood, which are unique and highly appealing to food enthusiasts.
  • Right-wing area – Paradise of Nha Trang’s specialties: You can directly enjoy a variety of processed seafood dishes on the spot. If you are wondering what to do in the central area of Nha Trang, the right-wing section of Nha Trang Dam Market will undoubtedly be the place for eating, enjoying, and having fun without a care in the world.
The market mainly sells handicrafts and household items.

Delicious Dishes to Try at Nha Trang Dam Market.

No matter what time you visit the market, you can savor the famous local specialties:

  • In the morning, the market offers dishes like Nha Trang fish noodle soup (bún cá Nha Trang), jellyfish noodle soup (bún sứa), and tofu noodle soup (bún đậu).
  • During lunchtime, you can enjoy dishes such as fish cake noodle soup (bánh canh chả cá), grilled pork noodle (bún thịt nướng), and grilled pork sausage (nem nướng).
  • In the evening, the market turns into a snacking and refreshing drink paradise, offering enticing treats like seafood skewers (xiên que hải sản) and fried sweet potatoes (khoai lang chiên).
Heaven of street food

What should you buy as souvenirs at Dam Market?

If you want to buy high-end products at high prices, Dam Market may not be the ideal place for such items, as it mostly caters to the average-income shoppers. You can feel free to stroll around the market without worries!

At the market, you will not only meet Vietnamese tourists but also travelers from Russia, China, and South Korea who enjoy exploring and experiencing the daily life, and savoring the feeling of being in a traditional market.

You can buy everything at Dam Market

As mentioned earlier, Dam Market is a place where Nha Trang’s specialties are gathered, so whether you want to buy dried goods or fresh products, both are available. Being a trading hub with other markets in the city, you can be assured of getting fresh and delicious items here.

You can also find T-shirts with Nha Trang images, hats, and figurines that depict famous tourist spots in Nha Trang. These are just some suggestions for buying souvenirs after your trip to Nha Trang.

Tips for Visiting Nha Trang Dam Market.

Here are some tips for a more convenient trip to Nha Trang Dam Market:

  • Firstly, remember to bargain for the items you want to buy. As the market is quite crowded, and the products are diverse, it’s common to encounter some price haggling. Be confident in negotiating to avoid purchasing at exorbitant prices!
  • If you are accompanied by young children, be sure to keep a close eye on them.
  • Pay attention to the expiration dates of certain dried seafood products at the market.

Above are some pieces of information about Nha Trang Dam Market. I hope you will be well-prepared for your trip. Nha Trang has many more attractive tourist destinations waiting for you to explore.