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Dam Market (Cho Dam)
Dam Market (Cho Dam)

Dam Market (Cho Dam)

Free admission
Ben Cho, Van Thanh

The basics

Dam Market (Cho Dam) is a common feature of Nha Trang sightseeing tours and shore excursions, which typically depart from Cau Da Port. Exploring the market with a guide allows you to overcome the language barrier and discover local delicacies you may otherwise miss. Tours usually combine a walk around the market with stops at the Stone Church (Nha Tho Nui), Long Son Pagoda (Chua Long Son), and the Po Nagar Cham Towers.

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Things to know before you go

  • Dam Market sells everything from electronics and exotic fruit to local specialties such as dried shrimp, making it the ideal place to shop for souvenirs.
  • The majority of vendors do not accept credit cards so ensure you bring plenty of cash if you’re planning to splurge.
  • Due to a lack of ramps and tight spaces between the stalls, Dam Market (Cho Dam) is a difficult place for wheelchair users to access.
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How to get there

From Nha Trang Beach, Dam Market (Cho Dam) is a 10-minute drive via Tran Phu road or a 30-minute walk. Public buses sporadically service the market however to avoid the hassle of public transport, opt to visit on a tour.

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When to get there

In order to see the market at its most exuberant, try to arrive in the early hours of the morning, when Nha Trang locals haggle for the freshest cuts of meat and fish. The market closes in the early evening.

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Shopping at the Markets of Nha Trang

Nha Trang offers an ideal mix of local and souvenir markets that you could easily spend days exploring. For some of the city’s best street food, head to Xoi Moi Market, which specializes in local dishes and exotic fruits such as mangosteen and rambutan. Alternatively, stray from the beaten path at Vinh Hai Market, an ideal choice for budget-conscious travelers.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Dam Market (Cho Dam)?
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What else should I know about attractions in Nha Trang?
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As well as visiting the Dam Market (Cho Dam), check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: