If you’re planning your trip to Danang and wondering where to go, look no further than Con Market. Being one of the largest markets in Danang, this place is worth a visit.
The history of the market
The market was first opening in the 1940s on a hillock at the heart of the city. At that time, it was a perfect trading venue for the many traders from the city and the rural adjacent districts of Dai Loc, Que Son and Thang Binh in Quang Nam Province. The traders sold their locally-grown agricultural products, mainly fresh vegetables, and poultry.
After the war, the market is refurbished in December 1984. It took over 3 months to complete the construction, and it was officially inaugurated on 29 March 1985 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Danang ’s liberation. The new market incorporated a 3,480 m2 3-storey building, two 1,562 m2 2-storey buildings, and a block of single-storey houses with a total area of 8,828 m2, along with a number of other extra facilities. There were 1,473 traders in the market, and many local cooperatives, private businesses, and limited companies became involved in trading activities there. Huge types of goods were sold at the venue to satisfy the increasing shopping demands of the local residents, and tens of thousands of customers were welcomed every day. After renaming, the Con Market is officially known as Da Nang Commercial Centre
What to buy
Currently, Con Market is now not only a shopping venue in the inner city but a must-see destination for tourists visiting the beautiful seaside city. The market sells whatever you want to buy. Aside from Han Market, Con Market is another place for tourists to purchase specialties of Da Nang and the central area of Vietnam at such reasonable prices but this is mostly outdoor The stalls all sell similar stuff. It’s worth a visit just to check it out but you can find it more convenient to shop for stuff at the Big C across the street. There are lots of produce stalls and a decent food court. Con market is better for a daytime visit and is Da Nang’s busiest market. If you enjoy bargaining, the Con Market is the ideal place for you.
Being crowd during the shopping times, you should bring plenty of cash because the Con Market does not accept Credit Card. To get a great check in pics, the traveler should bring your camera to caught the nice view of the local life. Beside, we advised you to come early to buy fresh food, be careful with your belongs, should keep eyes on your children to avoid getting lost. Especially, the parking lot is available in various lots throughout the market.
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