The market is located adjacent to a pristine beach featuring white sand and abundant sunshine, offering visitors an opportunity to unwind and savor fresh seafood after exploring the market.

The flea market in the fishing village originated from the concept of “garage sales”, initiated by local restaurants, hotels, and households as a means of selling and exchanging unused items. With the endorsement of the local government and community, the market has expanded significantly, evolving into a platform for showcasing and trading unique products and providing economic relief for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stretching along the breezy Nguyen Phan Vinh Street, the Tan Thanh flea market boasts over 100 stalls filled with second-hand goods, handicrafts, fashion, and culinary delights. Visitors can indulge in an array of flavors from Hoi An, including iconic dishes like cao lau (a pork noodle dish) and che dau (sweet bean soup), as well as locally sourced agricultural products such as Tra Que vegetables and Cua Khe fish sauce. Fashion enthusiasts will find an abundance of options, with stalls offering hand-embroidered shirts, towels, handmade leather goods, and silver jewelry, all at affordable prices compared to street boutiques. Additionally, antique enthusiasts will be captivated by the market’s assortment of unique and creative products.

Beyond shopping, the market also hosts a wide range of entertainment and cultural activities, including painting classes for children, musical performances, fashion shows, street food indulgence, bai choi singing contests (a traditional folklore style of singing from Central and South Central Vietnam), and Zumba dance festivals. These activities attract participation from both professional and amateur artisans and artists, including individuals from Quang Nam, Da Nang, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as foreigners residing in these cities.

For many visitors to Hoi An, immersing themselves in the local “coffee culture” is a significant highlight of their experience, particularly during weekends. The Tan Thanh flea market has now become a popular destination for those looking to relish their favorite drinks, engage in lively conversations with loved ones and newfound friends, enjoy the seaside ambiance, or peruse an assortment of trendy products in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.

As Hoi An’s tourism industry gradually recovers, preparing to welcome both domestic and international travelers, the flea market will reopen this December, featuring a host of jubilant and exciting activities during the festive season, including Christmas and New Year celebrations.