Halong I Market
In terms of shopping, Halong I market is the first name to mention as it is among the biggest wholesale markets in Quang Ninh province and offers all kinds of things. This 16-year market impresses buyers by how clean it is and how logically and neatly the stalls are placed. The first floor displays spectacular souvenirs such as jewelry, handicrafts, toys, pottery, embroidery goods, house appliances, kitchenware and coal statues. The second floor is for clothing and seafood.
Seafood is sold at a reasonable price in a whole different outside section of the market. The most famous place is Thoan Cha Muc located at kiosk 36-37. Besides squid, there are newly caught fish, shrimps, sipunculus nudus and crabs also available and fresh. You can also get to culinary part of the market to fill your stomach up with the most common and traditional food of Halong such as horseshoe crab.
Buying from Halong I market makes sure that you get the high-quality products, instead of buying from a random vendor on the street, especially for high-priced things like seafood. Despite being undoubtedly crowded at the weekend, it is absolutely worth 3 hours of your trip.
Address: Van Xuan Street, Bach Dang Ward, Halong
Opening hours: 2 a.m– 9:15 p.m every day