There is no denial to say Đầm Market is always an attractive tourist spot as the other famous tourist destinations in Nha Trang. This market is considered as the most famous market in Nha Trang, which possesses the beautiful and unique architecture with a lot of diversified goods from seafood, dried food to clothing and souvenirs. Every popular products of Nha Trang can be found in here!
1. A Strange Name:
When referring to Đầm Market, many visitors will think about dress, because in Vietnamese, the word “Đầm” is used to point the dress. However, locals named this market as “Chợ Đầm” because in the past, the market was a swamp which streched from the mouth of Cai river to the inside land under the foot of Ha Ra bridge.
2. Lotus Architecture:
One of the most prominent features of Đầm Market is its special architecture. Unlike normal markets in Vietnam, Đầm Market was built accroding to the shape of a blossom lotus with the diameter of 66.5m in 1980. Đầm Market is located in the center of Nha Trang city, includes two floors covering an area of up to 5,270 square meters and are built in circular with V-shaped roof. The market can accommodate more than 3,000 people.
3. Shopping as locals:
Đầm Market is divided into three main areas, including the center area, the left area and the right area.
The central area is actually a home of a variety of daily items such as clothing, utensils which are primarily provided for the needs of local people. In addition, in this area, there are hundreds of stalls selling souvenirs, handicraft products bearing the image of Nha Trang for visitors who want to buy gifts for their relatives and friends.
The left area is a place that sells all kinds of seafood, from fresh seafood to typical dry seafood of Nha Trang. Items are sold in the market is always diverse as squid, shrimp, crab. Moreover, dry goods are processed and marinated carefully to ensure the best flavor of food. Coming to this market, visitors will realize that seafood here is extremely fresh and this is also the place which provides seafood for other neighboring markets.
The right side specializes in selling specialty of Nha Trang such as grilled fish, ink pancake, or jellyfish noodle. Whenever visiting this market, almost 90% tourists confess that they are eager to taste the local exotic dishes which are immersed the flavor of Nha Trang beach, Nha Trang people with a very cheap price.
Although Đầm Market sells all kinds of products, nevertheless, each item is classified by each private area so that both visitors and people can easily find the appropriate items. Another point that makes visitors very happy when shopping at the Đầm Market is that at the beginning and at the end of the market in dried seafood and fruit area are equipped scales so buyers can check the kilogramof goods they have bought whether it accurate or not toreport to the market’s manager.