Address: Ben Cho – TP. Nha Trang.
Opening hours: 07:00 – 21:00
When traveling to Nha Trang city, if you just only to visit the beautiful landscapes or historical sites, it is not enough. For finding out more about the city, you should visit to shopping malls. Dam market is considered as the most beautiful and crowded market in this coastal city. Here has always hidden the rustic beauty for visitors not only to go shopping but also to explore and see the culture here.
The market is named Dam because it was originally a 7-hectare swamp, which reaches the estuary of City River. And at the end of this market, there is another small market of spontaneous trading people who daily trade seafood. In 1908, due to increasing demand for trading and the increase of population, this small market was built into a larger central market located on the old swamp. This market is considered as the largest market of Nha Trang city and a commercial symbol of this beautiful coastal city. Visitors will have many choices to buy specialties, souvenirs and enjoy the local food right here.
In 1975, Dam Market was devastated by political turmoil so facilities were severely damaged. Then, the market was rebuilt with the participation of the Institute of Designing. Until February 1980, Dam Market was officially opened again. This new market is built according to the model of a lotus flower with a diameter of 66.5 meters. The entire floor area is up to 5270 meters square and can accommodate more than 3,000 people. This market is still operating and developing in a large scale and crowded. Here, you will find a full range of products, from essential products for everyday life to specialty items. In particular, tourists often prefer to go to Dam market to buy dried seafood, souvenirs.
The kinds of items are often sold by areas so visitors and local people can easily find and select the suitable items. Dam market is most famous with seafood stalls. Seafood is bought from fishing port at night so fishes here are very fresh. That why, Dam market is a wholesale seafood market to the neighboring markets.
At the time of the tourist season, Dam Market welcomes more than 1000 visitors to go shopping. Dam Market is divided into three main areas, including the central area, the left wing area and the right wing area. The center is the place to sell essential items in daily life, clothes and toys mainly serving needs of local people here. Besides, there are hundreds of stalls selling souvenirs, handicraft products for tourists who want to buy gifts for their relatives and friends.
Go to the left wing specializing in selling seafood, from fresh seafood to the dry type of Nha Trang. Seafood is sold in the market as diverse as rays, squid, cuttlefish, shrimp, crabs, crabs.
The left wing area specializes in selling specialty of Nha Trang such as rice paper, fish cake, fish sauces. Besides, this area also sells fish noodles, fish noodles, spring rolls so that visitors directly enjoy and feel the soul of the trading culture in this city.
If you have the opportunity to visit this beautiful coastal city, do not forget to visit and go shopping at Dam market. Visitors not only can buy gifts for relatives but also cannot resist when enjoying countless delicious dishes of the people here.