What to Do at Nha Trang Night Market?
The coastal town – Nha Trang is no different from other cities of Vietnam with a great selection of local markets for travelers to explore. Among these, you will easy to find a Nha Trang night market in the city center. The night market is not only good for shopping for souvenirs and merch, but they also offer great insight into local culture. Here is some information on Nha Trang Night market, take your time and explore it!
Where is Nha Trang Night market?
Nha Trang market is located in the center of Nha Trang and is separated into 4 main zones:
- Walking street and night market – 46 Tran Phu Street
- Nha Trang market – Tue Tinh street, Tran Quang Khai Street
- Yasaka 9 market – Tran Phu Street
- Tropicana shopping – Hai Yen hotel
Among these zones, Night market and walking street are the busiest, they are always full of visitors and locals during nighttime.
What is opening time?
Nha Trang night market has been in operation before Tet holiday in 2010 in order to serve the demand for shopping, night activities or night dining of both local and tourists. Since this opening, the night market has attracted a huge of visitors.
When the sun goes down, about 7 p.m every day, the number of people getting to Nha Trang Night Market was crowded, and the market will close until midnight.
What to buy at Nha Trang night market?
If during a day you are busy to exploring the city, the attractive site or beautiful beaches and forgot to do some shopping or want to experience the street food, then Nha Trang night market will be your chance. The market has around 50 booths, including 16 cuisine stalls, but you will be surprised by the abundance and variety of items and dishes. On the other hand, the walking street is only about 140 meters and is decorated with Vietnam village scene, with chariots, banana trees, bamboo bridge crossing the canal… along with shimmering lights.
When visiting Nha Trang night market, you will find a lot of items like clothing, souvenirs, handicrafts, street foods,… will make you interesting. Let’s buy some souvenirs, drink anything and enjoy the atmosphere here…
When enjoying your trip, you can want to buy some souvenirs for someone you care for. Nha Trang has lots of popular souvenirs that visitors usually buy as a gift like pearls, art handicrafts, and postcards/photography…However, at the night market, you just buy some cheaper ones like lacquerware, ceramics and pottery, embroidery, scarves, silk, garments at any gift shop or souvenirs store. Although the market scale is not large it has a wide range of size, type and price, you will be easy to find the best gifts for your need.
. There are many types of clothing which you can consider to buy but the quality is not good at the cheap price. Some tips for you when visiting the shop that making full use of your smile and bargaining tips to get the best price, the sellers are quite friendly. However, almost shops at Nha Trang night market have no place to try on, so it is not convenient to find the best suit for you. Luckily, you will choose some clothes of acceptable price with trendy design.
3. Street food at Nha Trang night market
Try street food at Nha Trang night market is a big must to do for any visitors who travel to this scenic coastal town. It is obvious that due to the location of Nha Trang, the local specialties stress on the fresh seafood ingredients, savory fish sauce or distinctive sweet taste. To enjoy the best taste of the street food, you should have it in the Nha Trang streets or any markets like Nha Trang night market.
- Rice Vermicelli with Jellyfish or Fish
“Bun Cha Sua” is one of the well-known vermicelli soup with the fish broth in Nha Trang which is distinctive with the broth of jellyfish, rice vermicelli and freshly steamed sailfish. Moreover, this street food also includes other ingredients like crab meat, pork, and shrimp to make the food sweeter and satisfy the culinary tourists. On the other hand, you can enjoy other popular versions of this rice vermicelli soup, it is “Bun Cha Ca”. In this dish, you can be easy to see the mackerel and sailfish with a special broth from the pork bones.
Enjoy 2 kinds of food at Nha Trang night market, you will get the authentic feeling of the coastal town and do not forget to relish a complete the bowl with vegetable, herbs, lemon, and chili.
Seafood is very popular in Nha Trang, you can find it from a luxury restaurant to a small corner in a street. However, we make sure that enjoy seafood at Nha Trang night market is the interesting experience for you! Due to the location of the city, this is the result of the variety of seafood like shrimp, snail, fresh fish, crabs…newly caught from the sea. And There are many cooking ways of the local people of seafood such as boiling, steaming, mixing with spices, stir-frying, grilling… that makes the food ultimately yummy and delicate. Some highly suggestion of seafood dishes at Night market are steamed squids, snails in tamarind sauce and fish grilled with chili and salt.
- Mini Pancake with Egg, Squid, or Shrimp
With the local name “Bánh Căn” – this is like a mini pancake, made from a little rice flour, eggs, onions. It is very popular in Nha Trang and bought at the street, local market, night market or tourist areas by the local people. There are some versions of “Bánh Căn” – topped with quail eggs with pork and seafood (usually squid, shrimp) and the price is cheap with a street food. You will enjoy several pieces of mini cake with fresh vegetable, herbs and dip into the special sweet-and-sour sauce fish.
- Grilled Pork Roll
“Nem Nướng Nha Trang” (Nha Trang’s grilled pork roll) is one of the top street food to eat when visiting here thanks to its inviting smell and succulent taste. The pork rolls are grilled on the coal stove directly so that they own enchanting smell and attractive look. People enjoy it by rolling the pork roll, deep-fried rice paper wrappers, fresh vegetable, herbs and dip into the special fish sauce. In each restaurant, some kinds of vegetable, herb, and the fish sauce are different, so you should check the information before coming and enjoying.
Night market in Nha Trang is really the best attractive places for tourists experiencing the local life as well as joining the nightlife activities of both the local and visitors here. To make your dream about Nha Trang, please contact us via: