From around 7pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on the streets running north from Hang Dao, almost as far as Dong Xuan Market, vendors set up stalls selling all kinds of trinkets at the Weekend Night Market.
This street was blocked off to motor traffic.
The market was mainly made up of vendors selling under a line of tents pitched in the center of the street. On both sides, vendors were also there and stores were selling their stuff, making for a very lively scene. There are many tourists walking around, and there were the usual amount of stalls selling souvenirs, postcards, and t-shirts.
The night market ends at the Dong Xuan market building.
At Dong Xuan, there was a stage set up at one end with people gathered around, there are a lot of nice performances, performers dress in traditional clothes, sing Vietnamese traditional songs and the music is made by Vietnamese instruments.
In short, the Night Market at the Old Quarter is a great place to walk around, sightsee, eat, buy things, and take pictures. Tourists should dedicate at least an hour during the day or evening, and be sure not to miss the weekend night market.