Located in Que Trung Commune, Nong Son District, Quang Nam, Trung Phuoc Market is one of the oldest markets in Vietnam. It is also an unforgettable destination for visitors to Hoi An. At Trung Phuoc market, visitors can see the rustic, old-fashioned beauty of the traditional market but not less crowded and bustling of merchants.
Trung Phuoc market was built in the 18th century under Thai Duc Dynasty of the Tay Son. Until the first half of the 20th century, the market was restored. Like most of the original markets here, Trung Phuoc market is located in the land next to the river, where people trade and transport goods by boat. In ancient times, merchants used boats to transport goods from the Trung Phuoc market to other places. The goods are mainly forest products such as green bananas, firewood, etc. People often rowed by hand, but on the windy days, they took advantage of natural wind pushing the boat go away. Therefore, to go far and visit all this market, visitors can go by boat to both witnesses the scene of a day at the wharf, called Trung Phuoc wharf, and experience the meeting atmosphere at here.
Referring to the market, we think of the traditional specialties and cultural characteristics of the people of Quang, which can be referred to is Dao Le chicken, Muong fish, Chinese traditional medicine and fresh fruit from Dai Binh village. In addition, next to Trung Phuoc market, there is Tram Canh village, the first village of agarwood handicraft of our country, famous for its products, fine art from the agarwood. Therefore, it would be no surprise if visitors find the sweet scent as soon as stepping foot to the market. In the 20th century, when the Trung Phuoc market was restored, the market was more crowded and spacious. Due to the reputation and the size of it, Trung Phuoc market attracted a large number of Chinese merchants. This market is considered to be a trading place for the local people and also the nearby merchants as well.
Coming to Trung Phuoc market, visitors also have the opportunity to visit many interesting tourist attractions attached to the market such as Dai Binh village or Dai Buong. This place is dubbed the miniature “fruit village” of the central region. Dai Binh village is a prosperous old village of Quang Nam, running from the head of Nong Son to Tho village, Ban Cung is back to the Truong Son range, face to romantic Thu Bon River. Along with the cool fruit orchard on two sides of the road, this destination will certainly bring you the feeling of peace, quiet, in contrast to the busy and bustling market in Trung Phuoc. According to the name, visitors travel to Dai Binh village will enjoy the typical fruits such as durian, orange, langsat fruit, etc.
In particular, in Trung Phuoc, there is a river wharf called Tranh, where visitors can walk or boat to visit the small fields at the foot of Le Pass. This port specializes in selling cogongrass for making roof. Before 1945, many people in this area have the cogongrass cutting job, hit it into the plate to sell. From Tranh whalf, tourists can go through Phuong Rach canal to visit other cultural relics such as My Son temple tower, Hon Kem Da Rung. Having a chance to visit, visitors not only can admire the majestic beauty of the upstream, such as Nghien, Sau gully, Da Lap beach, Da Ban beach, etc. but also hear the people here tell interesting stories. , the sweet lyrics of Quang people hidden in the journey of the development of these relics. With the tourist on the river, you can enjoy the cool air and beautiful poetic beauty of the river.
It can be said that Trung Phuoc market is a place that preserves ancient features and culture of ancient Dai Viet through more than 5 centuries and also an attractive tourist destination for tourists. If you have the opportunity to visit Hoi An, do not forget to take time to visit the market to learn about the cultural features having accompanied the development of Quang Nam and the specialties here.