Tam Coc Market, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Tam Coc Market, Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Tam Coc Market, Ninh Binh

Tam Coc is a popular tourist attraction in Ninh Binh for amazing rice fields dissected by breathtaking mountains. But little do people know that there is a wonderful market in Tam Coc which has the atmosphere of markets in northern Vietnam several decades ago.

 The market is a few hundred meters from the boat launch for the rowing boat trip on the Ngo Dong River. Most visitors would not know of the market because the gathering is only in the early morning, from 5:00 A.M to 08:00 A.M. The villagers go to the market for trade briefly, then all the sellers and buyers go home for agricultural work which is their livelihood.

Tam Coc Market, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
A country market at Tam Coc, Ninh Binh which is as authentic as ever!

The goods for sale at the market include fish, eels, frogs, snails, vegetables, fruits… There are different types of snacks for breakfast also. A visit to the market will get you great understanding of local life and of local economy.

The site of the market is surrounded by the scenic mountains of Ninh Binh. If you have a night at Tam Coc, you can get up early for the market and then have a great walk amid the heavenly landscape of the countryside. Remember to bring along your camera as you are likely to catch the most beautiful moments of the day.