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.
You can find fresh produce, dried goods, coffee beans and plenty of food stalls on the ground floor while the upper level hosts handicrafts and t-shirts vendors as well as tailor services. While goods sold here 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.
There’s also 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.
Con Market is a 10-minute taxi ride from Da Nang International Market, and is just across the street of Vinh Trung Plaza. Open daily from 08:00 onwards, the market is mostly frequented by locals, especially during evenings and public holidays such as the Tet Festival.
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 20:00
- Address: 318, Ong Ich Khiem Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang