When visiting Hue City, you do not forget buying souvenirs for relatives.
The ancient capital of Hue is famous for its local food to do a street food tour, and handicrafts made by talented and skillful craftsmen.
Now, we will check all renowned shopping places in Hue to list in your itinerary.
Markets – the big shopping sites in Hue
As we mention shopping places in Hue Vietnam, surely many people will tell about the Dong Ba market, Ben Ngu market, Tay Loc market.
Because these are the big trading sites to sell a lot of things for daily life and souvenirs.
Markets are also the right places to see the diverse culture of the local people. So, many tourists often come to visit these markets.
Ben Ngu Market, address: Phan Dinh Phung Street, Hue City
This market is a famous shopping place in Hue, which many guests do not miss when traveling in the land of the old imperial city.
Ben Ngu Market, a significant trading and trading place, is situated right next to the river, on Phan Dinh Phung Street.
The market has full of characteristic features of Hue, so tourists coming here to shop will encounter the daily culture of the ancient capital.
Associated with the daily life of local people, the price here is also much lower than the Dong Ba market.
Dong Ba Market, address: 13 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hue City
Dong Ba Market is the oldest market in Hue with a large area. The market is diverse, with many types of products, from food to souvenirs.
Here we see the local food of Hue, such as Hue beef noodle soup, mussel rice, filter cake, banh nam cake, lotus seed tea, etc.; fruits such as Huong Can mandarin, Thuy Bang grapefruit, Truoi tea, Mangosteen ò Kim Long…
Dong Ba Market also gathers many fine art stalls that are suitable for souvenirs such as wooden bracelets, small cyclo, painting pictures, and handicraft products such as Phu Cam conical hats, flute, bamboo…
Tay Loc Market, address: 209 Nguyen Trai – Hue City
Tay Loc Market is located in the Citadel, on Nguyen Trai Street. This is also a popular place that we cannot ignore when coming to Hue.
In the morning, this market works like the traditional markets in Hue City; however, in the afternoon, the market specializes in selling second-hand goods.
So, that market is another shopping place in Hue to explore when you want to find different things.
Coop Mart supermarket, address: 06 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hue City
Opening hours: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Coop Mart Hue is one of the big trade centers in Hue; it is the oldest supermarket still maintaining to serve the guests to go shopping in this city.
With an area of 6,460m2, the two floors, and many different functions, the supermarket has more than 20,000 good quality items in the food industry, textile fashion, cosmetics, household appliances, multi-purpose goods, confectionery, vegetables …
Especially, Coop Mart also sells specialties of Hue, such as fresh food, Minh Minh Mang wine, Thien Huong sesame candies, fish sauce, shrimp sauce… at guaranteed quality, and affordable prices.
In addition, there are some counters selling glasses, jewelry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, bookstores, fast food such as KFC…
With air conditioning systems, refrigerators, fire protection systems, escalator systems, elevators, the center will give the guests a modern, convenient, and safe shopping environment when going shopping at this supermarket.
Big C Super Market, address 174 Ba Trieu Street, Hue
Opening time: 8:00 am – 22:00
The Big C Supermarket is one of the largest shopping centers in Hue City.
The mall has a total area of nearly 4,000 m2 and a floor area of more than 2,000 m2, built in the corner of Ba Trieu and Hung Vuong Street, Phu Hoi ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam.
Big C Super Market in Hue has 5 floors:
- the fifth floor is for the commercial area of the Trade Center – Phong Phu Office (Phong Phu Plaza),
- the basement is the area for cars and motorcycles with an area of nearly 2,000 m2,
- the ground floor for individual shops,
- the first to third floor for selling general products run by the center, and the fourth floor for food courts.
Vincom Plaza Hue, address: 50A Hung Vuong Street, Hue
Opening hours: 8:00 am – 22:00
The complex of Vincom Plaza Hue (Shopping Center) and 39-floor Vinpearl Hotel are located in the center of Hue City, at 50A Hung Vuong Street.
The center is very convenient for traffic with three sides adjacent to major roads of Hanoi, Dong Da, and Hung Vuong Streets.
With a total floor area of up to 14,000m2, Vincom Plaza Hue Shopping Mall has a high quality of architectural style, shopping space, and entertainment areas.
This is the largest and most modern shopping center in Hue city until now, promising to give “amazing shopping, dining, and entertainment heaven” with unique and exciting experiences for local people and travelers.
Phan Dang Luu Shopping Street
The street named Phan Dang Luu is a popular shopping place for Hue People. On this street, there are a lot of electronic shops and embroidery stores.
If you are an art lover, you can find some lovely photos of embroidery made very skillful with the beautiful landscapes, life, and people of Hue.
There is one notice that this street is one way for vehicles, so if you want to go directly from the Dong Ba Market, you have to walk into this street.
Le Loi and Hung Vuong Shopping Streets
You like fashion, don’t you? You may come to Le Loi or Hung Vuong Street.
Many fashion shops are selling different kinds of clothes with different materials and shimmering silk.
More silk shops are located at Le Loi Street, at a distance from Mercure Hotel to Nguyen Cong Tru Street. It seems this street to serve tourists from western countries.
On the other hand, Hung Vuong Street has a lot of shops suitable for Asian guests.
If you want to find some Ao Dai (Vietnamese long dress) shops, you may come to Hung Vuong Street, and the next one to Ben Nghe Street as well.
Chu Van An Shopping Street for souvenirs
Another shopping place in Hue is Chu Van An Street. Just walking along this street, you can have plenty of choices of gifts for your relatives and friends.
On this route, there are many shops selling souvenirs such as calligraphy, lanterns, statues, paintings, and so on.
If you go shopping at Chu Van An Street at night, it is great to stop at one beer shop to relax and taste the local beer, Huda. That is an excellent experience in Hue City.
These are all famous shopping places in Hue which we want to show to you.
I know you may not have enough time to go to all of these sites, but they are worth being introduced.
And, to save your time I recommend you to go shopping at Dong Ba Market and Big C Supermarket.
These two shopping places are enough to buy local products and understand the trading culture of Hue people.