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.
Photos and Text by Sarah Comber