This fish market, usually bustling with activity from midnight till dawn, is the largest seafood wholesale market in Ha Long.
It once was located behind Ha Long 1 market, but then in early September 2020 it was moved to a more hygienic area in Cao Xanh ward which is about 3-4 kilometers from the old location. The market is renowned for its vibrant nights, jam-packed with people and energy.
The moment midnight descends is when fishing boats dock at the port, from which each basket and each barrel of fresh seafood is loaded ashore. This is the time for early "connoisseur" traders to buy the freshest goods that are surprisingly affordable.
The brighter it gets, the more people flock to the market, from those who pop in to get some quality seafood for their families to tourists walking around, photographing the charming Ha Long fish market at the crack of dawn.
Visual of vibrant nights at Ha Long fish markets:
Ha Long City in Quang Ninh province, the home to Ha Long Bay, a world natural heritage site and a world-famous tourist site, is spacious and beautiful today.
Bai Chay, which is considered the tourist capital of Ha Long City in Quang Ninh province, has been completely empty these days due to the impact of the new Covid-19 wave in the country.