Shopping is always one of the most popular activities when you travel to a new destination. People normally find large supermarkets to buy souvenirs and other specialties; however, if you ever come to Phan Thiet, markets are the must- visits for you because these markets hold all of the exclusive features and the culinary elites. If you don’t know where to go, then here are some well-known markets that you should try in Phan Thiet.
1. Phan Thiet Central Market
Phan Thiet Central Market is the biggest market in the province, therefore, you can absolutely find any local stuff and specialties here especially dried seafood at a reasonable price. This place will let you experience the daily lives of Phan Thiet citizens with huge crowds together with a bunch of street food vendors and fresh ingredients for your meals. The best time for you to visit the Phan Thiet Central Market is in the morning since it is the perfect time for you to enjoy authentic delicacies such as thick noodle soup (bánh canh), cactus cake (bánh quai vạc) for breakfast in Vietnamese style and see the gradually crowding atmosphere of the spot.
Address: The intersection between Ly Thuong Kiet Street and Nguyen Hue Street, Phan Thiet
Opening hours: 5:00 – 18:00
2. Ham Tien Market
Ham Tien Market, which is a pale blue building, was opened in 2012 and has avariety of stalls selling butcher meat, seafood, vegetables, and fruits just as any local markets. It is well-known for its banana, sesame candies, coconut cakes, and peanut brittles. Moreover, there are some local specialties that you should try when coming here like crispy cake (bánh xèo), fresh spring rolls (gỏi cuốn), Mai fish salad (gỏi cá mai),… Just remember to bargain before you agree to pay for anything to make sure you get the most reasonable.
Address: Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ham Tien, Phan Thiet
Opening hours: 5:00 – 19:30
3. Phan Thiet night Market
Wondering is there any markets open at night or where to enjoy the nightlife of local people? The night market is definitely the answer that you are looking for! This one has recently been opened but it has already become extremely popular and attractive to foreign visitors because it offers all kinds of delicious street food, fun activities and interesting souvenirs to buy. Phan Thiet night market has over 170 stalls with a wide variety of goods ranging from clothes, souvenirs, traditional handicrafts to special dishes, street food, dried seafood, etc. Come and experience the unique evening life of coastal citizens.
Address: Nguyen Phuc Nguyen and Nguyen Gia Tu Streets
Opening hours: 17:00 – 22:00
4. Mui Ne seafood Market
Coming to a sea city means seafood everywhere and the easiest way to find all of them is in the Mui Ne seafood market. This is an outdoor market right by the sea from which fishermen got their daily catch and are very willing to sell at a reasonable price. As a result, the best for visiting is in the morning when the food is still new and there are still plenty of kinds of seafood such as squid, fish, crab, prawn … for you to get your hands on. Besides seafood, tropical fruits and vegetables can also be found
Address: 321 Huynh Thuc Khang, Mui Ne
Opening hours: 5:00 – 21:00
5. SPECIAL: Tet flower market
You may not know this but Tet is the most important holiday for Vietnamese people and it has become the ideal occasion to redecorate the house with new things and a beautiful bunch of flowers. Thus, if you are coming to Vietnam, almost any of our provinces have their own flower market and of course, Phan Thiet is not an exception. This market will open all-day-long from the 23rd until 30 th December according to the Lunar calendar and the venue for the market will change every year; therefore, you should ask the local people for its exact location before setting off. As the name indicates, the Tet flower market will be full of flowers especially peach blossoms, apricots flowers, and kumquat trees as these are the most popular things that Vietnamese people place in their house in Tet holiday for luck.
Address: Within Phan Thiet City
Opening hours: All-day
What you can do in Phan Thiet markets
1. Enjoy Phan Thiet’s food
A lot of street food and specialties of this coastal city are served in Phan Thiet markets. Crispy pancake (bánh xèo), turmeric noodles (mỳ quảng), fresh spring rolls (gỏi cuốn), fried sausages and fish balls and many other dishes are readily made in several food stalls inside the markets.
2. Buy some Phan Thiet presents for your friends and family
- Seafood: Due to its beachside locale, Phan Thiet markets are an ideal place to purchase a diversity of both fresh and dried seafood. You can either buy them for your meals or bring them home as a very delicious gift for your friends and relatives.
- Specialties: Apart from seafood, Phan Thiet also has other specialties that you can enjoy. “Bánh rế” and “Bánh cốm sữa” are unique for their sweetness, charming color and the pleasing coconut smell which makes them a perfect present for your family. The price is around VND 30,000 per pack.
- Souvenir: Crafts such as sand arts or drawings have been must-have items for any visitors traveling to Phan Thiet. They are made by disadvantaged children with high techniques and amazing creativity from Phi Long company. All of the profits will be donated to improve the living condition of disadvantaged people there. There are numerous forms of sand arts for you to choose from bottles or columns sand arts to larger sand drawings of different topics.
There are several other interesting and exciting things to try in Phan Thiet markets, these are just a few things that are recommended you to make the most out of your trip to Phan Thiet. By experiencing the liveliness of the market life can you understand the beauty and attractiveness of a coastal city in Vietnam like Phan Thiet. With all of these suggestions, I hope that you will have the best time exploring Phan Thiet in the future.
Address: No.456 Lac Long Quan Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: (+84) 4 3927 4120
Email: [email protected]
Hotline: (+84) 1234 68 69 96