Dalat Market is probably too familiar to Dalat tourists. Located in the heart of the city center, this market is considered as the soul of the city. It is the busiest business area of the flower city, a place for trading and selling thousands of items from fruits, vegetables, junk food, clothes, etc. So, in addition to the business of trading, what makes this market so special? Let’s follow Hoa Dalat Travel to find out more about this market !!
- 1 History of Dalat market
- 2 Location of Dalat market.
- 3 Explore Dalat market
- 4 Dalat Night Market
- 5 Dalat market travel experience
- 6 Review Dalat market
- 7 Photos of Dalat market
- 8 Tourist attractions nearby
- 9 Epilogue.
Introducing Dalat market
In 1923, Hesbrard had just completed the planning project of Dalat town. At that time, people just knew about a market located at Ap Anh Sang area nowadays. By 1929, the population in Dalat increased to 2000. Therefore, Chassing envoy granted permission when moving the market to its present location. That is the Hoa Binh area. At that time, the market was called Cay market because it was only covered with wooden planks and corrugated iron roofs. Afterwards, the market was gradually formed to get to what it is today. This was also one of the largest floor markets in Vietnam at that time.
History of Dalat market
- In 1929, a market was built, covered by wooden planks and corrugated iron called Cay market. It was erected at the location of the movie theather “3 thang 4” in the current Hoa Binh area.
- In 1937, after a major fire, SIDEC Company built a brand new brick market to replace the old Cay Market.
- In 1958, the current Dalat market was started to build on a land of watercress, designed by architect Nguyen Duy Duc and contractor Nguyen Linh Chieu constructed and completed in 1960. Later, architect Ngo Viet Thu participated in refurbishing Da Lat market (especially the changing of the facade, additional design of the floating bridge, the park in front of the market, and the surrounding storey buildings street).
- On April 3, 1993, the construction of Block B of Dalat market was started by the architect Le Van Rot and Tran Hung. The project is invested by the People’s Committee of Dalat City and Viet Hoa Bank in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Dalat Market has 3 floors, it is one of the first floor markets in Vietnam.
Location of Dalat market.
The official address of the market is:
- 10 Phan Boi Chau street, ward 1, Dalat city.
- And Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ward 1, Dalat city.
Google maps Dalat market
Below is a google map showing address of Dalat market:
Driving directions to Dalat Market
Although there are many tourists who do not need our guidance. But there are also many have never been here before so I’ll guide you the way to Dalat market.
For travelers who depart from the bus station
From the bus station, tourists will follow To Hien Thanh Street, then turn left to Ba Thang Tu street. After that, tourists will get to Kim Cuc roundabout. Keep driving on Ho Tung Mau and you will see Dien Hong Works roundabout. Follow Tran Quoc Toan street and turn right to the other side of the lake. Tourists will see a big roundabout, turn to Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street to visit Dalat market.
If you don’t depart from the bus station, you can use Google Maps to get directions. Google Maps will provide the nearest route for visitors to travel conveniently. Just enter the exact position you are standing and your destination.
Explore Dalat market
Like many other markets, Dalat market has 2 main areas. They are indoor area and outdoor area. With a long history of establishment, the range of products here are also wide rich and diverse.
At the outdoor area, you will see a ton of stalls and vendors with many items such as vegetables, flowers and snacks such as grilled ricepaper, banh mi, etc. In the indoor area, you will find many Dalat specialities such as: jam, dehydrated fruits, che, etc.
On the side of the new market, the basement is the parking lot, the ground floor specializes in food such as meat, fish, and so on. On the next floor, there are clothes, jams, snacks, etc. And the rest above are business centers and hotels.
Dalat fresh fruits and vegetables
Dalat Vegetable Market is located on the ground floor in the direction of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street. For visitors from Phan Boi Chau street, you should go down the stairs. This place is home to most of the fruits and vegetables of the city. For example: Cauliflower, onions, artichokes, potatoes, carrots, …
Agricultural products brought to market are consumed during the day without preservatives. Therefore, visitors are more assured about the quality of produce here.
In addition, visitors can also buy produce here as gifts for your kins and family. Even though the prices are tagged on, you can bargain with the sellers.
Specialties at Dalat market
The candied and dried fruits at Dalat market is one of the things that make the popularity of Dalat today. At the 3rd floor of Dalat New Market, there are many stalls selling it. Most tourists coming to Dalat could not resist the attraction from them. They have very appealing colors, shapes and smells. Typically: candied persimmon, strawberry, sweet potato, etc.
Taking advantage of available resources, Dalat produces year-round dried and candied fruits to diversify them and trade with domestic and foreign goods. Besides the ordinary fruits, they also produce the “candied rose”.
Actually it is just a name. In fact, this one is made from Hibiscus or some people may call it Red Artichokes. This candied tastes sweet and sour, crunchy and the color is also very eye-catching.
Besides, wine is also one of the specialties here. A little candied bag and a bottle of wine as a gift. Simple but amazing.
Delicacies of Dalat market
It’s a pity to go to a famous big market but forget the food there. On the 3rd floor of the market, there is a traditional food court. The stalls here serve a lot of delicious food such as: snakehead fish soup, bun bo (beef noodle soup), banh can, juice, pancakes, etc.
At all the stalls, prices are listed. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about the price. But in my experience, you should ask the price before order your meal. If you want some snack, you can find it at outdoor market. You have to try some of the best like grilled ricepaper, soymilk, che, etc.
Dalat Wool Market
Because of the cold weather, woolen garments become more and more popular here. Woolen garments in Dalat were mostly embroidered by the local people. The most popular and best-selling tourist items are scarves, gloves and sweaters. In terms of price, it depends on the seller.
Dalat secondhand market is very much noticed by many young people. Especially students who want to buy decent clothes with lower price.
Items such as shoes and bags are brought to the market for a relatively reasonable price. However, if any visitor needs to buy a second-hand product, you must carefully consider whether the price can meet the quality.
Dalat Night Market
During the day, Dalat market operates until about 18:00 – 19:00 PM. At this time, the night market stalls are preparing to open and operate. And most of them are active until late, until there is no customer left.
Go for a walk at the night market
Imagine walking around, side-by-side with your partner and talking the whole time. Or you can take your soulmate to some vendors and enjoying the street food. What a beautiful moment!
If you go with your best friend or your family, you can do some photo shooting to capture the best moments here. Buy specialities as gifts is not a bad ideal.
You can not forget the food here!! There are tons of fast food, junk food, snacks like: grilled ricepaper, che, banh can, soymilk or maindishes such as: pho, bun, noddle, broken rice, etc.
Note: don’t forget to ask about the price before sit down and enjoy the food!
Dalat market travel experience
In a growing city like Dalat, you need to aware of crimes. You need to pay attention to these things before travel here to prevent unintended consequences:
- Price : Dalat is gentle, but come here you need to aware of the price. Double-check it before you order if you don’t want to lose your money.
- Safety: As mentioned above, many bad people take advantage of the crowded people to do bad deeds. Pickpocketing is very common so keep an eye on your wallet and other personal belongings.
- Entice: At the night market, there are many photographers and people dress up as animals. Remember there is nothing free so if you take a picture with them. You will be charged!
Review Dalat market
Below are some reviews about the market on Google:
Photos of Dalat market
Here are some photos of the market captured by tourists:
Tourist attractions nearby
After visit this market, tourists can travel to some of the following nearby tourist attractions:
Finally, thank you for your interest in our article about Dalat Market. Hoa Dalat Travel wish you have an memorable and joyful trip to Dalat the flower city!