Da Nang is one of the most preferred cities by expats in Vietnam. It may not be as advanced as Ho Chi Minh nor is it like the capital – Hanoi. However, the laid back lifestyle and striking beach make this place extremely inviting!
Where to go Shopping in Da Nang? Read on and we’ll tell you more about the best places to shop till you drop.
Han Market is one of the best places to go shopping in Da Nang. This market has been in operation since the 1940s during the French occupancy in the city.
The market features a two-story floor at the grand intersection of Tran Phu Street, Bach Dang Street, Hung Vuong Street and Tran Hung Dao Street, where you can find hundreds of stalls selling an array of local produce, handicrafts, T-shirts, and accessories. It’s very much like a miniature version of Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City.
Aside from shopping, the streets allow you to see a glimpse of the daily life of the people in Da Nang.
The market’s ground level is designated for fresh vegetables, seafood, and butchered meat in the early morning. There are also numerous fruit stalls set in front of the market, where you can purchase tropical fruits such as bananas, mangoes, durian, and jackfruit.
Han Market also offers an array of mouthwatering dishes through their indoor food court. In here, you will find Vietnamese dishes from mi quang (Vietnamese turmeric noodles) and com tam (broken rice) to banh xeo (crispy pancake) and goi cuon (Vietnamese spring rolls), each of which should cost you no more than VND 30,000
The upper level of the market is reserved for home appliances, souvenirs, cosmetics, and fabrics.
Another notable place for where to go shopping in Da Nang is the famous Con Market. Expect to find over 2,000 stalls selling an array of handicrafts, apparel, and accessories at wholesale prices.
It is also known as Da Nang Commercial Centre and is known as the coastal city’s largest and busiest wholesale shopping venue.
Built atop a highland in the city centre during the 1940s, Con Market was the focal point for farmers and fishermen from Vietnam’s rural districts such as Que Son, Dai Loc, and Thang Binh looking to sell fresh vegetables, seafood, and poultry. Following a renovation in 1984, it is now set within a three-storey building along Ong Ich Khiem Street.
The ground floor is where you can find fresh produce, dried goods, coffee beans and plenty of food stalls while its upper level hosts handicrafts and t-shirts vendors as well as tailor services.
Most of the crafts and several goods sold in this market are considerably cheaper than most markets in Vietnam, you can still bargain for lower prices – ask about 50 per cent to 70 per cent off the retail prices.
The market also has a wide range of cheap and authentic Vietnamese dishes available, including banh mi (Vietnamese-style baguette), goi cuon (spring rolls), banh xeo (crispy pancake), and mi quang (Vietnamese turmeric noodles).
You can expect to pay about VND 30,000 for a filling meal at Con Market.
Lotte Mart Da Nang
Lotte Mart Da Nang is one of the coastal town’s largest shopping malls, offering ample entertainment, shopping, and dining opportunities for locals and travellers alike. The five-storey complex features an extensive collection of cosmetics, electrical and household appliances, apparel, accessories, and shoes from popular international brands such as Samsung, Levi’s, Nike, Magoza, Debor, Sense, Josephi, and The Face Shop. A massive supermarket is located on the fourth floor while the top-level hosts a bowling alley, arcade centre, and skating rink for the little ones. Located in Nai Nam Street, Lotte Mart Da Nang is accessible within a ten-minute taxi ride from Da Nang International Airport.
Danang Souvenirs & Cafe
Fancy bringing home some souvenir items to remind you of your Da Nang trip? The Danang Souvenirs & Cafe does not only offer tourism gifts and items but also offers a bit of relaxation for both foreign and domestic tourists.
The shop gives you an option to customise the products you will be purchasing which aims to promote the city to other countries across the globe. You can select a variety of items from t-shirt, teddy bear, key rings, magnet, and a whole lot more.
The place is also a preferred venue for business meetings as it offers the perfect ambience for everyone.
At night the Danang Souvenirs & Cafe is a popular meet-up spot for customers to enjoy a perfect night out with friends or family.
Big C Supermarket
The Big C supermarket is a well-known retail supermarket in Da Nang and is considered a one-stop-shop by both locals and foreigners. Despite having an array of product options for their customers, from groceries to electrical appliances, however, all items come with a price with no option to bargain.
Big C Supermarket sells everything with their own brand and follows a quality control to attain a level of customer satisfaction which makes it a coveted shopping center in Da Nang.