Dong Xuan Market (Chợ Đồng Xuân, 同春) is a market in the center district Hoan Kiem of Hanoi, Vietnam. Originally built by the French administration in 1889, Dong Xuan Market has been renovated several times with the latest in 1994 after a fire which almost destroyed the market. Nowadays, Dong Xuan Market is the largest covered market of Hanoi where the wholesale traders sell everything from clothes, household goods to foodstuffs.
Nowadays, the market is run by the Dong Xuan Shareholding Company (Công ty cổ phần Đồng Xuân), its three stories are divided in stalls for wholesale and small traders who sell clothes or household goods, foodstuffs of every kind from fresh vegetables to Vietnamese dishes are also found at the rear of the market. As the biggest wholesale market of Hanoi, Dong Xuan Market has to face problems such as counterfeit consumer goods and pollution. Dong Xuan Market's busy trading activities have raised concerns about its pollution, which could be harmful for the health of people living in the area.
In 2003, the night market of the Dong Xuan Market was opened on the occasion of the 2003 Southeast Asian Games, this night market is organized as a tourist attraction rather than a business place where one can buy souvenirs, handicrafts and also taste traditional foods or enjoy cultural activities such as ca trù and chèo. Performers of other traditional arts like đàn bầu or xẩm artists are also invited to demonstrate their talent in the night market. For this reason, Dong Xuan night market is considered efficient way to preserve and propagate the values of the traditional culture of Vietnam.
From October 2004, the street in front of Dong Xuan Market, which is also named Dong Xuan street (phố Đồng Xuân), is made pedestrian street on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings so that they can expand the scope of Dong Xuan night market, where thousands of small items can be found at a nice price. Besides the commercial activities, Dong Xuan Market is also a frequent destination of tourists during their visit in Hanoi, where they can find gifts or souvenirs for themselves or their family or friends.