With arts, crafts and original designs all on offer in shops, markets and shopping centres, there’s no shortage of opportunities for shopping in Vietnam.
What to buy: typical Vietnamese goods
There’s a large community of artisans in Vietnam, meaning everything from intricately painted lacquerware to embroidered material can be found across the country. The best places to find these are in local markets.
In terms of other goods, Vietnamese coffee and traditional dipping sauces are also typical local things to look out for when shopping in Vietnam. Check what type of goods you’re allowed to bring back into your home country before buying anything.
Where to shop: markets and shops
When you’re in Hanoi, head to Hang Bac Street for painted goods and lacquerware. The Hanoi Weekend Night Market is also a great shopping experience, as is the slightly larger Dong Xuan Market. For silk goods, go to Hang Gai Street – known as Silk Street – or head a short distance out of the city to the Van Phuc Silk Village. For a shopping mall experience in Hanoi, try the Lotte Center or Trang Tien Plaza.
In Ho An, get fitted for tailored clothes by the well-regarded tailors and dressmakers there. Hoi An is also known for the Hoi An Central Market, which sells everything from hand-made crafts to street food snacks, ideal for keeping you energised on shopping trips. Hoi An is also a great place for wandering the streets and exploring when on shopping trips, with plenty of individual and quirky stores out there to discover.
In Da Nang, the Han Market is popular and sells everything you can imagine, while over in Nha Trang, the Nha Trang Market is vibrant and popular.
When you travel with Asia Master Tours, our local guides can help you. Shopping in Vietnam is an important part of the adventure!