floating market in Halong Bay. The tourist boats would definitely drop you at one of these markets, where you can buy vegetables, fruits and especially live seafood such as crabs, prawns, squids, etc which the chef will cook for you to eat on board the boat, with beer or wine to go with it as you prefer (at your own cost, of course).
Situated in the centre of Hạ Long City, Hạ Long market is the biggest market in Quảng Ninh province. The spacious market has neatly arranged departments and stores, which sell various items of goods, from ordinary to luxurious ones. Most of them come from China. The aqua products are fresh and cheap. Hạ Long market is famous for its grilled octopus, which any one who comes here should taste to forever remember the flavor of this specialty.