Free tour

Explore and taste Hue dishes at Dong Ba market

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Thanh
Registered on February 21, 2023

Hi there My name is Thanh. I have graduated from the university of foreign language recently. I love my city very much and always want to share my passion to who travel to this city. Thank you for giving me a chance to show you apart of my city - Hue.

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Tour description

Dong Ba is a very big and famous market in Hue. There is a story behind the formation of this market. After 200 years, its name has turned into poems and lyrical songs, and now Dong Ba Market is one of the must-see places for tourists.
The market could be regarded as a descending shade where we can find the best food from Bun Hen to Bun Bo Hue or rice cakes etc.,

In this tour, I would like to guide you through the labyrinth inside the market to understand more about life and enjoy the local flavor with the most popular dishes.

Please note that you will pay for what you eat on this tour!!!

The tour ends after 1:45 hours of walking.

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  • Meeting point:
    Phú Hòa, Phú Hoà, Thành phố Huế, Thua...
    Phú Hòa, Phú Hoà, Thành phố Huế, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
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    I will stop in front of the main entrance of Dong Ba market where you can see the big sign with the name of the market

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Tamara 10 Apr 2024
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We really enjoyed meeting Thanh and walking through the market with her. She has a great personality and is very enthusiastic and willing to help. We really didn’t know what to expect from this tour. There were few things we wanted to buy, and Thanh did a great job finding them and making sure we pay the right price. It was really fun to see all the incredible variety of foods and other products being sold, and we learned few things that she pointed out and showed to us. At the end she picked a great place at the market to sample some delicious food and sweets.
Noemi 09 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
It's honestly the perfect opportunity to experience the local cuisine. I'm veggie and have allergies but Thanh made sure to visit places in the market, where I could try a lot of stuff. You really feel like she knows the place and at the end she gave me a lot of reccomendations, which are really helpful when you just arrived in Hué. In my opinion this tour is the perfect way to start exploring Hué and to get to know an honest local who will try to answer all of your questions :) Thanks Thanh!
Dominic 10 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Interesting. Would be nice if she had arrangements with the sellers so we could try many products during the tour.
Morgan 26 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Thanh is wonderful. Kind and charming and full of information. She is open to letting you try anything and helping you figure out what things are. She knows a lot about the market, about Hue, and about food. The food was tasty. Then she took us to a hidden coffee shop above the market that was just lovely. Thanh is working on her English and her degree in tourism, so there is lots of good reason to chat as you go.
Katrin 20 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Es war interessant und Than war sehr, sehr nett. Sie hat guten Kontakt zu uns gehabt. Allerdings fanden wir die Uhrzeit, 9 Uhr sehr früh und wir haben ihr das auch als Rückmeldung gegeben. Sie hat es gut verstanden. Es war sehr schön mit ihr. Am Ende sind wir noch in ein Kaffee zusammen gegangen und auf dem Markt haben wir viele Sachen probiert. Die vielen Früchte und Gewürze waren sehr beeindruckend. Wenn du gerne etwas probierst und mutig bist wirst du viele Möglichkeiten auf dem Markt finden. Wir wünschen unserer lieben Than alles Gute. Sie ist ein lieber Mensch. Sie spricht gut Englisch. Das ist toll!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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