Conde Nast Traveler named the Long Bien wholesale market in Hanoi located under the famous Long Bien Bridge that was repeatedly bombed and repaired during the war with America on its list of the world top 7 street markets.
Heralded by the Communist party as a symbol of Vietnam’s resilience, today the bridge watches over a buzzing hive of vendors selling live frogs and sweet mangosteens. Since this is a daily market, it’s best to make your way here before sunrise, the leading travel magazine reported.
The Long Bien market has long boasted itself the most important trading venue in Ba Dinh district, and the country’s second largest market, just behind the Dong Xuan market.
Rounding out the top 7 markets were Bhendi Bazaar in Mumbai, India; Souks of Marrakech in Marrakech, Morocco; El Alto Open-Air Market in La Paz, Bolivia; Livestock market in Bukhara, Uzbekistan; Kejetia Market in Kumasi, Ghana; and Mercado 20 de Noviembre in Oaxaca, Mexico.