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Dong Xuan Market
This is a large, nontouristy market located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, 900m north of Hoan Kiem Lake. There are hundreds of stalls here and much of it is household items or tat, but it's a fascinating place to explore if you want to catch a flavour of local Hanoian life. The area around it also has loads of bustling shops, and stalls appear when night falls.