Best Shopping In Hanoi
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About Shopping Guide In Hanoi
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is a great place to explore, and not only for sightseeing. There are several places for shopping in Hanoi with irresistible collections and great prices. An important Hanoi shopping tip for most markets is to bargain and get the best possible price for oneself. Other than the usual commodities like cheap t-shirts, shorts, sunglasses and likewise, the best things to buy in Hanoi are silk garments, handicrafts and ceramics.
Here are the places for best shopping in Hanoi:
1. Dong Xuang Market
In the northern part of the old quarter, situated in the Hoan Kiem district of Hanoi, Dong Xuang Market is a four-storey colonial-style marketplace offering a wide range of products to choose from. This is the largest among the indoor shopping places in Hanoi. The ground floor is dedicated to organic products, as in meat, fish and vegetables while the back section is for pets – cats, dogs and fish in a bowl. The upper stories are all lined up with shops selling everything from clothes to accessories to handicrafts, all at wholesale prices. If you want to pick up some last minute Hanoi souvenirs before leaving, this is the perfect place.
2. Hanoi Weekend Market
Hang Dao Street of Hanoi comes alive every Friday to Sunday from 6 pm to 11 pm, with hundreds of roadside stalls and local food vendors. Tourists, locals and expats alike are drawn to this extravaganza of a shopping fest. The stocks on sale are the usual – t-shirts, bags, watches, sunglasses, toys, jewelleries, decors – but the cheap prices would surely turn heads. For some extensive yet cheap shopping in Hanoi and quick bites of local flavours, this is the place to go to.
3. Bat Trang Ceramic Village
In Bat Trang Ceramic Village, there are shops lined one after the other, selling the most exquisite ceramic pottery and handicraft items. This marketplace is quite different from the usual commodity markets found all-over Vietnam. Here, all the beautiful products, starting from the big ceramic vases, the dainty tea sets to the clinking wall hangings – all are handmade and unique. One can even see some potters at work here.
4. Zed’s Thread
A unique destination for shopping in Vietnam Hanoi, Zed’s Thread is known for their tailoring services. They are an iconic establishment of Vietnam that has been serving organic textile enthusiasts for years. At the front, Zed’s Thread is a retail outlet for off-the-rack Asian and western wear shopping for both men and women. Behind the shop, they have their studio which is the fair-trade workshop as well. From there one can get their dresses tailor-made for them, and at lucrative prices.
5. Silk Street
Among the many things to buy in Hanoi, silk apparels are certainly an exotic one. Hanoi’s Hang Gai Street or Silk Street is the hub for high quality materials made from silk. Here one can find readymade designers garments in the boutiques, as well as order tailored suits and dresses, made to their size and delivered within 24 hours. This shopping area in Hanoi has some souvenir shops, interesting stationery shops selling notebooks and postcards and prominent art galleries like Thang Long and Green Palm Gallery.
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FAQ's of Hanoi
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It takes around 5 days to see the best things of Hanoi on a surface level, including a day trip to Halong Bay.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Bach Ma Temple, Hoan Kiem Lake, Temple of Literature, Imperial Citadel and one pillar pagoda are some of the best things to see in Hanoi.
Flying to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi is the easiest way to reach Hanoi. From outside the country, one can take buses from Laos or Cambodia or trains from China.
Vietnamese Dong is the currency for the entire country and thus in Hanoi too.
Hanoi is located in the northern temperate zone, the springs and autumns are perfect for a visit. Thus, September to November and March to April are the best time to visit Hanoi.
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