Everyone wants to have a glimpse of the lifestyle of locals when he travels. While you are in Hue, don’t miss one of the romantic symbols of this city, the Dong Ba Market.
Near the eastern corner of the Imperial Citadel and in the north bank of the serene Perfume River, the market was the largest-sized one in the past and remains its roles till now. A visit to this food market is adding new colors to your Vietnam tour. In here you can find traditional crafts like conical hats, bronze articles, potteries and bamboo products. While for those fond of Asian food the market supplies in the daytime a variety of ingredients, such as clam rice, beef noodles, shrimp cakes, pancakes, bean puddings, sour shrimps, and My Lai shredded lean meat, which are popular daily dishes of Hue. Upon the occasion of Lunar New Year, the market has a unique cake on sale, the five-color cake which is made from beans and rice powders, wrapping by papers in five colors. It melts quickly in your mouth when you take a bite, which gives a special taste.
Meanwhile, Hue has more to offer: Forbidden Purple City, Tomb of Khai Dinh, Tomb of King Tu Duc, Thien Mu Pagoda, etc. are also worth visiting. If you want a stop-off, let this 12-Day Vietnam Tour from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh take you to this good place and shop till you drop!