Da Lat Market

Da Lat Market, the trading center of Da Lat city, is situated on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street. It is not only a market for trading activities, but also an attractive destination for visitors to the city. 

Originally named Wooden Market, the market was built in 1929 by French ambassador Chassaing and was located at the site where the Hoa Binh Theatre is nowadays, when the population of Dalat grew to 2,000 people.
In 1935-1937, the ambassador Lucien Auger decided to build a new brick market on the old base which is more spacious, and was assigned to SIDEC, which is charge of constructing and designing. The new one with a simple unique architecture was the pride of the Dalat people once.

To meet the commercial demand of 50, 000 people, Mayor Tran Van Phuoc commissioned two Vietnamese architects Nguyen Duy Duc and Nguyen Linh Chieu to design the market with two floors. The construction was set to work from 1958 to 1960. When Ngo Viet was back from France, he designed a staircase connecting the 2nd floor of the market to Hoa Binh Square, roads and buildings surrounding the markets. At that time, the authority commissioned two other architects Huynh Kim Mang and Lam Du Tot to renovate the old market to Hoa Binh Theatre, with trading pavilions surrounding. Coming to Dalat market today, visitors can be satisfied with a wide range of goods and clean food stalls and reasonable price.

Last January 11th 2011, under the decision of local government, Len Nguyen Company started working on Dalat Center plan. With its capital of nearly 900 billion dong, Dalat Center is being built on the land of lot C of Dalat market. Its ground floor has the area of 5,000m2. It has 4 basement and 10 floors. Dalat Center includes a traditional market with over 1,000 compartment, a hotel and high-grade flats. It is expected to be opended in 2013 by Sacomreal-S Company.

Visiting Dalat market, travelers can feel free and enjoy a real local market. There are diversity kinds of goods here for visitors can shopping like  strawberries, roses, butter , strawberry jams, strawberry juice, sweet potatoes, dried roses, grape wine, tube wine and a few other jams food stalls full of dishes from the North Central Vietnam; garment stalls, especially wools (sweaters , wool hats, wool scarves , … from textiles and handicrafts) souvenirs…