Best Shopping In Vietnam
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Vietnam Shopping Guide
No vacation is complete without shopping, especially at a foreign destination. It is a customary thing to go shopping in iconic places and buy souvenirs and other things to take back home. Vietnam is not an exception. Vietnam shopping ranges from the vegetable and flower with sellers in their trademark Vietnamese hat, to vibrant market stalls with all sorts of things under the sky, to sky-high shopping malls as well.
Here are some of the best Vietnam shopping sites where one should visit before the trip ends.
1. Saigon Centre, Ho Chi Minh City
Saigon Centre is the most happening place for Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City shopping. Constructed in two different phases – one in 1996 and the second one completed in 2017, Saigon Centre is the boasts of more than 46,000 sq. m area. Some of it is used by office complexes, but the majority of the building makes for the most exciting place for shopping in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City. With a moderate pricing and yet good quality of products, this Vietnam shopping mall is very famous among the common crowd, be it tourists, locals or expats. One can find local brands for clothing, electronics, gadgets, accessories as well as some international ones.
2. Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City
Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City is a Vietnam marketplace which is perhaps one of the most visited shopping places in Vietnam. In the daytime, this is a great place to pick up some local organic items like fresh veggies, fruits, nuts, and spices. As the night falls, the shops for apparels, jewellery, handicrafts, accessories and décor items get more and more crowd. Needless to say, it is the place for cheap things to buy in Vietnam. As an added bonus, the street food scene here is impeccable. Fresh seafood, noodles, spring rolls, soups, steamed cakes and various sticky rice dishes are available in abundance and extremely delicious. The one drawback of this market is that the prices cannot be bargained. But the things to buy in Vietnam are quite reasonable, to begin with.
3. Cai Rang Floating Market
With such an extensive delta region, Vietnam had to have a floating market. Located in the Mekong Delta down south, the floating market of Cai Rang is a great experience to have. It is not the regular Vietnam market shopping, and the boats here mostly sell vegetables, fruits, and seafood. But to hire a boat and meander through the numerous floating vendors is as authentic as Vietnam can get. Moreover, there are vendors selling original Vietnamese pho breakfast here, which is a lovely way to start the day.
4. Hoi An Central Market
On the banks of Thu Bon River, the central market of Hoi An is on every Vietnam shopping guide. The market is very special in its slice of life ambiance and staggering diversity. In the same place, one can get a wide variety of farm-fresh products, poultry, and seafood. For the tourists, a unique attraction is the tailoring houses which would stitch any silk garment upon ordering within 24 hours. One can also find lots of handicraft shops, flower stalls and places selling Vietnamese famous products – authentic Asian spices like saffron and cinnamon, complete with the mesmerizing fragrance.
5. Hanoi Night Market
Shopping in Vietnam Hanoi is not done without a visit to the night market. Unlike Ben Thanh in Ho Chi Minh City, one can bargain here as much as they want. This is one of the best places for cheap shopping in Vietnam for miscellaneous items – apparels, accessories, sunglasses, watches, jewellery, scarves, handicrafts, toys and other souvenirs. The place has spectacular street food options as well.
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