Anyone who has ever experienced shopping in South East Asia will be familiar with the concept of an outdoor market. Whole streets are given over to a range of stalls selling everything from fresh local produce to bootleg CDs.
Con Market is the largest outdoor market in the city of Da Nang. It is located close to the San Chi Lang Stadium in Ong Ich Khiem. It really is easy to find, just follow the smell and the noise!
Con Market is only open in the daytime, but it is open seven days a week. You will find everything that local craftsman make somewhere within Con Market. The local produce section is a good place to pick up bargains such as locally caught fresh seafood. Although it must be said that Con Market is not Da Nang’s best fresh food market. Instead, Con Market is the place to go if you are looking for cheap clothes, household goods or any other types of small consumer product.
A note on clothes shopping in Con Market; beware the many stalls selling fake designer items. These are very easy to spot, if the price is just a few percent of what the item should really cost, then you can be sure that it is a fake. However, if you don’t mind walking around in clothes that you know are copies, the Con Market is a good place to pick up an entire new designer wardrobe!
Overall, Con Market is a noisy, smelly and entirely charming place to spend a morning or afternoon shopping. There are hundreds of colorful street stalls to explore, and you are bound to find something which perks your interest somewhere. In many ways Con Market is one of those don’t miss Da Nang attractions, especially for first time visitors to South East Asia.