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"Six of us toured here and had fun in this large and interesting place. We bought items here, had fun seeing unique items, foods and people. Nothing really unique here, typical market in many ways. This is simply a place to see, hear and feel a market in action. Streets are busy, lots of people, fun and noisy at times. Only spent an hour here, enjoyed our visit......"

The circular three-story building

          The Dam Market - comes early in the morning at 04.00 o'clock to life. It's an interesting place to walk around. You get to know everyday life of the residents of Nha Trang. It is a vibrant market and it offers plenty of opportunities to photograph. The stalls have different coloured merchandise. The hive of activity and you can enjoy the hectic atmosphere that prevails there.

Dam Market opened in 1974 on what used to be a muddy pond of 7 hectares ("dam" means "lake" in Vietnamese). It is in Nha Trang's main trade center with all kinds of local products, domestic and foreign articles and especially dried seafood. Because of its long existence Dam market has become part of the lives of the locals. Early each morning the Cho Dam comes alive with farmers, fishermen and traders, who bring their fresh catch, vegetables or merchandise to market.

In 1975 there was a big fire. This slowed the growth of the Cho Dam and finally came a department store in the 80s. This is now the main building and it is a circular three-story building. In the middle section are many local souvenir shops. Outside the main building are many stalls; this is called "open market". A lot of stalls selling caps, hats and garments. Behind the market sold fresh fish and meat. You'll find on this market more than 1,500 household items. They sell everything: sideboards, cupboards, chairs and bikes are just a few of the quantity of items in this vibrant market. When you walk on the market, you become absorbed by the neat and striking arrangement of different kinds of dried fish, squid, shrimp, seaweed, etc.


The stalls outside the building

Once you're in Nha Trang, you are with the taxi in 5 minutes at the Dam Market. The market is also accessible by bus or motor taxi from your hotel. With a nice, leisurely walk on the Tran Phuc (the road along the beach) you can also reach the market. Just before the bridge that takes you to the northern part of Nha Trang, you have to turn to the left. Then walk towards the center of Nha Trang and you come face to face with the market. There are few Du Lich ("tourists" in Vietnamese) in the market, which is mainly used by locals.

The "open market"


From a travelogue:

"We came in the morning on a Thursday, it was very quiet and seemed like we were the only people in there. You have to barter hard here and the clothes sellers upstairs can get very pushy. The goods range from clothes and handbags to food and pre packaged goods. Lots of souvenirs to buy as well. We got some lovely coconut bowls, art work, chop sticks etc We bought quite a lot here in the end and left quite happy. "




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