Calling for Shopaholic that been scratching their pocket since forever, this post is dedicated for you to know where to scratch that shopaholic itch on your visit to Vietnam. If you’re on the hunt for unique or kitschy souvenirs, you won’t be disappointed. Vietnam’s shopping centres are teeming with one-of-a-kind souvenirs, from local handicrafts to mementoes of colonial rule to fake army surplus gear. Here are the five best places to shop and satisfy that shopaholic urge on your holiday in Vietnam.
Hang Gai Street, Hanoi
One of the best places to shop in Vietnam is the Hang Gai Street in Hanoi. Locally made silk is sold by the meter in Vietnam. Often the best silk items are found in the stalls lining Hang Gai Street in Hanoi. You can buy lengths of silk to take home with you, or you can choose from the myriad of ready-to-wear clothes available. Also available are silken beddings, draperies and other items for the household. If you’re planning to spend more time in Hanoi or have time to return there, you can have a silk garment tailored for you.
Hanoi Weekend Night Market
On 7PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, stalls selling various items – from food to fashion accessories – sprout like mushrooms all over the Old District in Hanoi for the Hanoi Weekend Night Market. You probably won’t find anything unique or exotic here, but you can try the local food and soak in the lively atmosphere. There are usually live performances held during the night market, artists entertaining the crowd wearing traditional costumes and playing traditional music. You can also try your hand at haggling here if you want to. Not only just that, but Vietnam also has the best halal restaurant that you should try! Discover the halal restaurant here.
Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City
Considered as one of the liveliest markets in Ho Chi Minh. Definitely one of the best places to shop in Vietnam! Early in the day, it is a place to buy fresh produce. By afternoon, it becomes a fashion and souvenir superstore where you can haggle for items that catch your fancy. It’s also one of the best places to buy Vietnamese coffee beans. Check out their website: https://www.ben-thanh-market.com/ and discover more fun stuff to buy!
Cholon Chinatown Market, Ho Chi Minh City
Next, if you’re looking for kitschy items to bring home, you’re sure to find them in Cholon. You will find stall upon stalls selling a wide variety of goods, textiles, lacquerware, exotic fruits, home décor, and many others. The best time to visit Cholon is at night when the place becomes lit up with Chinese lanterns.
Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village, Da Nang
Located on the foothills of the Marble Mountains in Da Nang, Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village is a place to buy marble goods at reasonable prices. Locals go here to shop for daily household items made of marble as well as tombstones. Tourists, often make a beeline for the handcrafted jewellery, as well as the marble figurines and statuary sold here. Most day tours to the Marble Mountains include a stop at this 300-year-old village.
Shopping can be fun in Vietnam. Even if you end up not buying anything, you can find yourself energized by the lively atmosphere in these shopping destinations. Don’t just read about them, though. Find out how shopping is really like in Vietnam by booking your trip there today.