Dong Ba market

Update7/12/2022 10:09:21 AM
Address: 13 Tran Hung Dao street, Hue city. Tel: +84 234 3512 653 Email: Website:

Constructed in 1899 under Thanh Thai's reign, Dong Ba market is the largest commercial center in Hue city. Located on Huong river bank to the South West of the Imperial City, market’s frontage faces Tran Hung Dao street which was formerly called Truong Tien street -  a main street of Hue city.

In fact, Dong Ba market's history dates back to the 19 century under Gia Long's reign. At first, it was located near Dong Ba gate and called Quy Gia (the returner) which refers to the return of Nguyen Dynasty to Phu Xuan (Hue city nowadays). Dong Ba market was destroyed by French in Hue Citadel fall in 1885. Emperor Dong Khanh had it reconstructed in 1887. Then, Emperor Thanh Thai moved Dong Ba market to near Huong river bank.


At the time, Dong Ba market contained 4 flat roof pavilions ordered in square shape. In the middle of Dong Ba market stands a four shaped clock tower stand. Dong Ba market was destroyed in 1968 and 1972. In 1986, it was renovated as today.

A wide variety of Hue specialties can be found in Dong Ba market (Photo source:
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