Stimulate your senses while sampling the flavours of Hội An.
Hội An’s night and day markets couldn’t be more different than, well, night and day.
While the Night Market is a crowded street, crammed with vendors selling all manner of tasty street eats, the Old Town Market — which opens shortly after sunrise — is another matter entirely.
Lining the Thu Bon river, the market is geared towards local shoppers — in opposition to its night-time counterpart which caters to tourist tastes. As one nears the market, rows of parked motorcycles line the street — interspersed with women sitting on the ground amidst piles of flowers.
Closer to the market centre, locals selling fruits, vegetables, spices and fish also set-up shop on the ground, resting on stools and blankets while they hawk their wares to passers-by. Mostly women work at the market, chatting with their neighbouring vendors while sorting vegetables, cleaning fish or weighing spices.
Does thinking about markets make you hungry? Discover the tastes of Hội An by reading about the city’s Night Market.
Photos and Text by Sarah Comber