Mentioning Nha Trang, people just think of its beautiful beach with the white sand beach and blue water. Not only that, but people also think of tourist attractions, including the Dam market. Trolling into the market, you can find tons of amazing things such as live animals, yummy specialty foods, delicious dried foods. How much do you know about Dam Market In Nha Trang? When was it established? Let’s learn more about this local market and do not miss it when you are in the beautiful beach city.
History of Dam Market In Nha Trang
This market is named Dam Market because it was originally a 7-hectare swamp reaching the Nha Trang estuary. And at the end of the swamp, there used to be a small market for people to exchange seafood every day. After that, in 1908, because of the increasing demand for the trade, the population increased, the small market was built into a larger central market called Dam Market.
The time has been going on, everything was becoming more and more developed, the old market was no longer able to meet the needs of the market and the growing population, causing pollution. In 1961, the authorities of Nha Trang City at that time planned to rebuild the market making it more spacious.
During the Vietnam war, Dam Market still operated, but its beauty and order were reduced significantly. Especially in 1975, Dam Market suffered from the devastation of the war, so its facilities were badly damaged. After that, the market was built and implemented with the participation of the Institute of Construction Design and Construction Company. Dam Market was not officially opened until February 1980.
Architecture of Dam Market
Nha Trang Dam Market is located at Ben Cho, Van Thanh, Nha Trang. This is the largest market in Nha Trang city. The entire floor area and floors are about 5270 m2 and it can be filled with more than 3,000 people. The market is built in the shape of a lotus flower with 3 floors and a diameter of 66.5m. Nha Trang Dam Market is also considered a commercial symbol of this beautiful coastal city.
What to buy at Dam Market In Nha Trang?
What to eat at Dam Market?
Coming to Nha Trang Dam Market, you will get to enjoy the countless delicious dishes of the local such as rolled cakes (called “banh cuon”), Pho, rice vermicelli with jellyfish (called “bun sua”), which will make you remember this market and want to get back here in the future.
How and when to visit the market?
Located in Van Thanh, it only takes about 5 minutes to drive from Long Son Pagoda or 10 minutes to walk from the Alexandre Yersin Museum via Tran Phu street. To avoid midday heat and crowded tourists, you had better visit the market early in the morning, when Nha Trang locals go shopping. The market is opened from 4 AM until 6 PM, so it’s not a good idea to come at nighttime.