Here we can see images of Da Lat market, located in Lam Dong Province, down the years through the lense of foreign photographers. Let’s take a look at how the bustling market grew and developed over time.
Da Lat market was originally built in 1929. It became an important part of Lam Dong province due to the brisk trade done in the area. (Photo: Tom Petersen)
For most local people, the market was one of the few places where they could purchase goods. (Photo: Au Marché)
Over time, ethnic minority people from neighbouring areas began going to the market to trade. (Photo: Au Marché)
In 1958 a famous pedestrian bridge was connected directly to Da Lat market. In recent times the bridge has become a popular check-in spot for young people. (Photo: Anthony LaRusso)
One noticeable feature of early pictures is the number of Non La (conical hat) seen.
Clothes on sale at a stall.
All kinds of goods became more abundant at the market.
Fruit and vegetable stalls sprawled out across the market. (Photo: Warren G. Reed, Old Postcard, Doi Kuro)
This photograph was taken in 1968. Back then, a Non La (conical hat) was an indispensable item for Vietnamese women. (Photo: Ogden Williams)
Street vendors can be seen throughout the market. (Photo: Le marché)
Lots of business also took place outside Da Lat market. (Photo: Le marché)
Fresh flowers, the main item of Da Lat city, can be purchased in front of the market’s gate. (Photo: Sandy1618, Tom Petersen)