Dong Xuan Market is housed within a four-storey Soviet-style building on the northern edge of Hanoi Old Quarter. It is the largest in Hanoi market covered and without a doubt, one of the most popular and crowded city markets. The popularity of Dong Xuan market is not so much by the variety of products nor by its price, but also because it is located in the Centre of Hanoi, just 5 minutes walk from the central lake in Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake.
In the interior of the Dong Xuan market you can buy practically everything, for example in the back of the market normally sold animals (birds mainly). The exterior of the building, at nightfall, some street food stalls and also small stalls where they sell memories and souvenirs are mounted.