Experience to avoid scams at Dalat night market
Dalat market and Dalat night market that are often called Am Phu market. This area sells all the famous specialties of Dalat city and the agricultural products of Lam Dong province. This is a place that are always mentioned every time you go to Dalat. Let’s explore what Dalat night market has and special notes for visitors.
Overview of Dalat market
Dalat Am Phu market is the name of Dalat market at night time or night market.
Dalat market mostly operates from morning to night without stopping. At the beginning of the night, there is a business activity of food service for tourists.
Late at night and early morning, no tourists so Dalat market are wholesale markets. Agricultural products from everywhere gathered here. If you go to the market at this time, you will be able to buy very fresh vegetables and very cheap prices.
Where is Dalat market?
Dalat Market is located on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in Ward 1, Dalat City, Lam Dong.
Dalat night market is the Dalat market, it is like a regular street market during the day. There are shops sell food, consumer goods, specialties and clothes.
But at night, it is different, people do not sell consumer goods or fish and meat but change to a night market for tourism. The night market selling street food, souvenirs, and local specialty stalls.
If you first come to Dalat and have not yet figured out where the Dalat market is, then type in the address you are standing in Dalat market maps.
What does Dalat Market sell?
The two most interesting things at Dalat night market are the street food and the specialties of Dalat.
What to eat at the night market?
According to me, you should try some snacks such as grilled food, sweet potatoes, grilled girdle cake, hot cereal milk. If you want to try other things like vermicelli, rice noodle, porridge or seafood, it is better to go to a restaurant to eat.
Video of tasting foods at Dalat Night Market
In addition to street food, there are also jam and tea specialties at the night market.
What to buy at Dalat market?
At Dalat night market, there are things you can buy as gifts:
Agricultural products: Vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, etc., are always available in any season, the price is not so expensive, so you can pack in boxes and packaging fees at VND5,000 / box. Agricultural products such as avocado, strawberries, and artichokes are seasonal and prices also change in each season.
Specialties as tea or jam: There are hundreds of different types of tea and jam in Dalat market, but to be assured, you should buy at prestigious stores like L’angfarm.
Woolen and souvenirs: At the night market there are many shops selling wool and souvenirs, you can choose for yourself the best things.
Scams at Dalat night market
There have been many stories about the situation of scamming tourists when visiting Dalat night market. Although I really want to keep the good image of a peaceful and poetic Dalat. But today I must share these confides to hope to contribute a small part of the effort to rebuild the city of flowers. You should read carefully the experiences at Dalat night market to have a good trip to Dalat.
Here is confide of a guest with great love for Dalat. The story below told about the experiences that she spent at Dalat night market during the year-end business trip. Hoping that everyone only considers this an experience, when they finish reading, they will still love Dalat as before. Don’t be affected by the characters in this story lessen the love that people have for Dalat for a long time. We promised to make you love Dalat even more….
Ms. Thu Thuy – a travel blogger, shares her experiences
“I intended not to write but I feel very annoyed, so I decided to write for everyone.
When the traffic system grows, people are more likely to visit more famous tourist areas. Dalat and Sapa are the two areas that I see changing the most and the fastest, but in a bad tendency.
The weather of Dalat doesn’t like before…. Maybe due to the increasing temperature of the climate change, there is no cold feeling and water vapor from mouth. The sellers do not have the gentleness and politeness as in the past…
Among 10 sales people, 8 people show offensive attitude to the customers: The crab soup seller is ready to scare a Chinese client away from sitting because he will sit for a long time, no more seats for other customer, but she created a bad images of Vietnamese in foreigner’s eyes.
I asked to buy a long pant for my daughter, the seller told a price of VND 225,000 while in Hanoi I bought VND 70,000; and I went to 10 shops with 10 different prices which are 3 times higher price. Went further than, there was a guy – sidewalks seller, he sold the same long pant with price of VND 100,000, which was even better than the VND 225 long pant that the first seller offered me. In addition, some sellers forced me to buy their product.
Along the stairs down to the market are snacks, only 4 grilled crab’s pincers and 20 quail eggs the seller took me VND 140,000. I was a bit shocked but just felt like unlucky.
Many eatery invite tourist in a loud voice, they said loudly sell according to the price list, but I saw a guest arguing with the owner because of the frustration when the normal rice plate was charged VND 70,000.
Looking at miserable women selling soy milk, I did not ask the price before buying a soy milk bag. She said VND 10 and uncomfortably put the milk into the plastic bag for me, the smell of plastic bags scooping up my nose made me want to throw away the bag. Not to mention everyone sold VND 6,000 and I gave VND 20,000 to the seller, she gave me the pence of VND 2,000 and VND 5,000. It was not a big amount but it showed a deceitful cause discomfort to visitors. And in this case, I affirmed the owner’s deliberate deception.
Dalat night market is very dirty
The whole night market was filthy and littered with garbage. The smell of garbage scares tourists. 100% of products here were made in China and secondary products from China. Strawberries are not as in the past, they are not flavorful, 100% dried fruit from China. I heard that only sweet potatoes are from Dalat.
Disappointed … I trudge back to the hotel. Wondering if I was too fastidious or everyone felt like me, maybe I get used to Dalat so it was no longer attractive with me. Probably not!!!
Among those bad individuals, I meet a friendly girl who sells grilled food, price is cheap, and a grilled bird is VND 25,000. Another woman sold mixed rice paper with the price 15,000 VND… But I myself think of the phenomenon of rampant dirty food now, cannot sure what I am eating is clean.
I used to joke with my brothers: Sapa, now is like Sam Son and Dalat is like Cua Lo. But, maybe they are all like Sam Son.
Festival is upcoming, but the landscape like that, people like that, how to know there will be a festival as they are advertising!!!!! Not to mention the increase in the price of the hotel room two or three times”
Experience for going to Dalat market
You should limit eating at Dalat night market.
You should buy specialties in shops of obvious origin like L’angfarm.
If you want to eat anything, buy something, you should ask for the price of each dish.
Be careful with the scams of taking pictures.
Be careful with valuable things in your bag or pocket because Dalat night market is very crowded.
We hope to receive more people’s share about Dalat.