DongBa Market is located along the north bank of the Huong River, on Tran Hung Dao Street, Hue City, about 100 meters north of Truong Tien Bridge.
Dong Ba Market is the largest commercial center of Thua Thien - Hue province and the area.
When visiting Dong Ba Market, tourists can easily spot the old bell tower standing proudly amidst the complex of buildings. With nine new buildings and four new sections ranging from seafood to clothes, the market reaches an area of up to 16,000 m2.
These exquisite material culture of Thua Thien - Hue which has been retained so far can be found in Dong Ba market, such as: conical Phu Cam, cutlery Hien Luong, jewelry Ke Mon, me xung Song Hy, dau Truoi, che Tuan, quyt Huong Can, and even the traditional Hue dishes such as rice, mussels, beef noodle, wrapped-leaves bread, fried shrimp, potato cakes, tea, beans... Dong Ba Market has become a hub for international restaurants and hotels selling Hue specialties for tourists from four continents to visit the world heritage sites in Hue.
However, the architecture is not really a highlight but the atmosphere and the daily pace of the market itself. Similar to most of Vietnamese markets, this one is divided into different sections, depending on the types of products.
Today, Dong Ba plays the important role in the economy. Not only provide goods for city but also creates jobs for unemployment and contributes over 10 billion Vietnam dong of tax into national budget. Dong Ba Market, Truong Tien Bridge as well as Huong River are the symbols of poetic Hue.