Vietnam Shopping

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Vietnam Shopping

  • Stores & Markets

    Ho Chi Minh City Shopping

    Ben Thanh Market is a large, indoor market worth going to for shopping or just to look. This is a huge market that dates back to the days of French occupation. This market has aisles and aisles of stalls that are arranged according to the types of items they are selling. There are plenty of Clothes including the Vietnamese Ao Dai outfits and...

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  • Shopping Areas

    Hanoi Shopping

    I have an order on hand with Zeds Threads for six more made to measure shirts which I will pick up on my next visit to Hanoi in the Spring of 14. Thus far they have made some great safari short sleeve shirts for me, simply from an old shirt I mailed out to them. From there they followed my instructions exactly giving me a unique design which I am...

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  • Clothes

    Ho Chi Minh City Shopping

    I travelled to Vietnam from Singapore for a holiday. Prior to arriving I researched and emailed a few tailors about making a traditional 3-piece morning suit, I spent a lot of time explaining the fabrics I wanted, the style and my stature to help with the quote. I was responded to by Kien from Cao Minh who quoted USD$500-1000. I explained to him...

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  • Local Crafts

    Hanoi Shopping

    This is the best quality of lacquerware I've seen in Hanoi, Saigon, Bangkok and northern Thailand. The prices are high compared to other shops, but the difference in quality is remarkable. Dishes, bowls, coasters, boxes, lamps and similar Don't expect much more than 10-15% discount from list prices - it took us half an hour to get something like...

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  • Asian Food

    Ho Chi Minh City Shopping

    THE BEN THANH MARKET IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, BUT A GOOD LOOK SEE They have everything under a roof and their oringinal food court is not bad. Coffee shops, clothes, jewelery is sold to tourist and mass market, but there is one crazyer than this in Chinatown call the BINH TAY MARKET that sells wholesale to all the other tourist market. All my life I...

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  • Food and Drink

    Hanoi Shopping

    It would be impossible to get starved in Hanoi - the centre of sensational cuisine. No matter where you come from, an array of restaurants providing foreign fares and Vietnamese cuisines are always ready to serve all your needs. Even vegans also find Vietnam an ideal destination for an appetizing vegan meal. It is not hard to find a high end...

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  • Books

    Ho Chi Minh City Shopping

    The FAHASA in Q1 I think its on Nguyen Hue has a good selection of maps. You should at least have a map of sai gon which are cheap and easy to find. FAHASA locations -- www.fahasasg.com often can be found above a coopmart Or Nguyen Van Cu - multiple locations. fair about of giftage...

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  • Books

    Hanoi Shopping

    Trang Tien street at the lower end of Ho Hoan Kiem is the best place in Hanoi to purchase books. There are several bookstores that sell English books, although their choice is somewhat limited. For travel guides, check out the dark, dirty and narrow lane at the upper end of the street: There are some people who sell copied travel guides (mostly...

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  • the market of Saigon

    This is a wonderful place and so close to my hôtel always, just about 200 meters. Ben Thanh market has occupied its present location in the heart of District 1 since 1912. it sells all variety of goods, including food, T-shirts, fabrics, souvenirs, kitchenware, spices, fruit, flowers, watches, and jewellery ,if you cant find here doubt will...

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  • VINCOM CENTER

    There is a high end mall type shopping across from the Opera House and the famous Intercontinental Hotel that should not be misses because of the air condition and the variety of food that they have in the basement shop. All clean and taste good of high quality standards, My favorite is the noodle shop Ajisen Ramen, there shop of ramen noodles is...

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  • Vietnamese coffee

    Vietnamese coffee has an unusual taste of chocolate and nuts! It is a great souvenir or an idea for a present. You can buy it together with a special coffee filter.

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  • SOUVENIRS

    A host of wonderful souvenirs are available throughout the country such as lacquerware, mother of pearl inlays, cinnamon or camphor wood carvings, hats, musical instruments, bamboo ornaments. I personally bought some silk blouses in Hanoi for my wife who really appreciated the fine workmanship. Paintings are available in many galleries in Hanoi...

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  • Buying Coffee-Best Deal

    You can find coffee just about everywhere in Saigon (HCMC) Vietnam. There is a wide variety of coffees to choose from, and as a first time tourist, you may not know what to pay, or what is considered better coffee.My wife found a nice store to buy coffee in bulk. The store is licensed so unlike some places like the markets, where they may provide...

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  • Tailor made clothes.

    Ib Vietnam you have some of the cheapest tailor shops in the world (considerably cheaper than Thailand for instance).The quality is generally good and if you take a little time then you can really get some good deals there.I personally always stock up on work clothes whenever i am in Vietnam and i consider it the best country to buy clothes...

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  • Copied DVD´s and CD´s.

    Vietnam is a country that copies e veything and sells it for a fraction of the price you will pay at home.If you have no moral problems buying CD´s and DVD´s that are copied then you are in the right place in Vietnam cause you can get just about any movie and any Cd for a dollar a piece, mabye even less if you buy a few.The shops are located all...

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  • Most unusual art

    We stumbled upon this place by accident. It is butterfly wing art. The gallery is amazing and the artwork is so reasonable. The photo I attached does not do it justice. My aunt bought a piece of the artwork one day and I went back the next day to buy 4 pieces. One of the pieces I wanted was sold out and they said they would call the artist to work...

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  • Laquer Art in Hue is Fantastic

    There are two Newspace galleries in Hue. They are in the blocks near the french and DMZ restaurant and bars. 28 pham ngu lao street and28 nguyen tri phuong st. Laquer art from the local painterws. especially Pham Hoang Anh. This work was good.

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  • Local markets

    I would recommend that you buy things at the local markets whenevr you can.You get nice fresh produce there and you are also supporting some hardworking vietnamese people who earn very little money.You will find that the markets are almost entirely run by women as market work is considred a womans job in Vietnam.The markets are often very colorful...

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  • Remos - Vietnamese Mosquito repellant

    Hi - Last year I brought serious anti mosquito sprays to S.E. Asia, bought from an adventure travel company in Ireland. They were "Lifeventure - 100+(deet)" and "Ben's - 30% (deet)"When I wanted to use them I found the Lifeventure product was so strong it burnt my skin badly. The "Bens" was usuable but still a little uncomfortable. This may be due...

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  • Binh Thay- Shopping Haven

    Everything you can possibly look for in Vietnam is here. From lacquer slippers, to bags (handmade and branded), native delicacies, clothes and everything else. They have it here and if you think Ben Thanh is cheap, this is cheaper! Traverse all the isles and you'll find very interesting stuff. Bring a calculator for you to compute USD conversion. I...

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  • Tailor Made Clothes - Hanoi

    A nondescript small shop in the old city and this is where I ended up having quite a few clothes made to measure. The quality was great and everything (shirts, pants, one dress) fitted well and have lasted well. Silk is a specialty but be careful and make sure you know the difference between silk and polyester - the "Vietnamese silk"!I also had a...

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  • Cho Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh city

    This is a popular tourist shopping destination in Ho Chi Minh . Here you can buy a variety of vietnamese goods including handicraft. You can buy here at discounted price depening on your bargaining skill.

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  • Tailor made Heaven in Hoi ann

    Hoian is renowned for being the best place in Vietnam to get your tailor made clothing done. We were recommended to go to this shop A Dong Silk, whilst it may have been slightly more expensive than some other shops, it was worth it. Attention to detail, cloth quality and timing were perfect. If you have a favourite clothing item, just take it in to...

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  • Ben Thanh Markets

    This place is HUGE. The stalls which are on the outside of the markets (ie. its an indoor market, but I mean the ones around the outside of the building) are set price stalls. Its only when you go further inside that it becomes more hectic and you have to put your bargaining skills into practice! Good fun and great shopping, although very hot,...

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  • Air conditioned shopping

    This is an indoors department style shopping centre, which is air conditioned, so it is a welcome change from the heat. Some stalls/shops are set price, but others are negotiable. We spent a lot of time here as well, as it was only about a 5 minute walk from the Duxton. Pretty much - anything you want!!!Plus they have some good eating there as...

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  • Paintings

    We purchased some of the most beautiful paintings, they are brilliant artist, I just wish I had a photo of all my children with me as they copy photos, I could have had a beautiful portrait done - next time for sure. I also lots of tea sets as gifts they were great for Grandparents. We also had clothes made - Jackets and so on really clever at...

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  • A statue of Ho for the mantelpiece

    25 km north of Hoi An there are numerous marble shops clustered at the foot of the Marble Mountains. Most of the Sinh Cafe and Kim Cafe buses stop here for half an hour. If you are looking for a souvenir a bit more substantial than a t-shirt, you can buy your marble statuettes of Ho Chi Minh here. Fancy a pair of marble lions for your front gate?...

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  • Dong Xuan Market

    In this market you can find alot of stuffs, as it is mainly a whole sale market!Alot of business going on everyday in this markets, the locals go to this market to buy goods in bundle back to their shop to sell, it is about 4 story high, selling staffs from ladies fashion to children's cloths local handicrafts stationeries, ladies shoes , mens...

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  • Shopping Haven?

    Ben Than Market is the oldest market in Saigon wherein you can shop and eat. In Vietnam, you can buy at low low prices. But some items specially branded clothes and bags are imitated. It s hard to find the original one in this market. so Beware of that. you should know what is fake and what is original. Clothes, bags, craft, fruits and vegetable.

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  • "strange" fruits

    The best shopping you can do in Vietnam is in markets... each town has at least one local market, often more than one. They are cheap, colourful and fun - and a great way to mingle with locals, in particular those not connected with the tourism business. Buy fruits... all sorts of fruits, especially those you have never seen - and eat them. Local...

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  • Get yourself a new pair of glasses

    Hoáng Long is one of a billion opticians in Saigon, we went to him by recommendation, but I'm certain that many of the others are equally straight not to mention quick. If you don't bring the prescription from your own optician - he'll just test your 'old' glasses and examine your vision. It takes one or two days till the new specs are ready. I was...

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  • Hand Made Cotton/Silk Quilts

    Vietnam Quilts at www.vietnam-quilts.org are a Not for Profit org. who employ poor rural women in quilt making. This initiative alleviates poverty and allows the women to work in all weather conditions from home with/out children etc. The shop has a great range of product, staffed by local and an Australian volunteer Sue, who will help you with...

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  • Homemade products

    Vietnam is still nowhere as near sophisticated as the other "Asian Tigers", like Japan, Korea and Malaysia. So the best things to buy are not electrical goods, but local handicrafts and foodstuffs. Handmade coconut toffees are excellent value.

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  • DaVinci in Vietnam

    There is just too many things to list it down.....Custom made leather shoes, jacket and for the ladies, probably you would like to have the Vietnamese ladies blouse. And for those who loves art, here is cheaper than Bali! (Hoi An is the place you should visit) And dont forget handicraft work is good in here too. For whatever price offered to...

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  • Service with a smile

    Non-descript, nothing fancy, kind of plain. Selection of low-priced casual shirts and pants, quality average, but some good jeans at the back, and a few nice shirts and long jackets. I bought a pair of "Diesel"jeans, nice shiny sporty "Boss" shirt, (shown) full-length winter jacket in microfibre, and a "Swiss Army" small suitcase for 150 USD...

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  • Ben Thanh Market, Saigon

    There are hundreds of vendors under one roof, selling a variety of goods, from clothing for men, women, and children, as well as bags, jewelry, coffee, shoes, gifts, fruits, vegetables, etc. Generally speaking, Vietnam is a good place to shop for silks and linens. The prices are reasonable and the quality is quite good. For example, a...

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  • Nice tea sets, plates and wood carvings

    This was a small local shop in Hoi An, very close to the riverfront. They had a number of very nice tea sets and ceramic plates. we bought a ton from this guy. He was so nice, and not pushy, that we wanted to spend money at his shop. He took care of all the shipping, and even let us fill our containers with things from other shops around town. We...

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  • Hanoi Market

    The Hanoi Market is not as good as the Saigon Market. You can find everything here under the sun too, you just have to hunt around more. However, I recommend doing most of your shopping in the Old Quarter. There are actual shops there that have better quality.

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  • Saigon Shopping

    If there is anything you need to buy in Saigon then you will find at least five people trying to sell it to you at Ben Thanh Market. Clothes, watches, food, souvenires, anything goes.The prices are off course higher than any sane man would pay so it's patience time. Haggle, haggle, haggle! Genuine copies of Rolex and other exclusive watches.Maybe...

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  • Very good and cheap tailor

    I shopped around several tailors (including Yali which didn't imress me much). I was very imressed with quality of the satin dress i got made, and also a copy of a dress i bought, which had a special design printed and they managed to copy it. No need for fittings either, it all fitted extrelemy well!A tip valid everywhere you go (also for shoe...

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  • Pepper

    Cheap and good pepper produced in the island. Then italian customs officers were very suspicious about my pepper confection (drug?).

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  • Great Tailor in Hoi An

    Two shops in Hoi An; the first is a small shop on a street filled with similar stores. They have a much larger, brightly lit store around the corner that literally has thousands of types of fabrics, any style and type you can imagine. A bonanza for men and women who love clothes.The ladies of A Dong were friendly, helpful, and great businesspeople....

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  • Custom furniture or interior decorations

    It's just a small shop but it has a variety of items that you would just love to have in that small corner of your home or office. It has custom made furniture, lighting, glass vase in all shapes, artificial flowers so real that some people ask how much should they water them, and other knick knacks (terrible sentence..). prices are some what...

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  • Chill out at a food stall

    Wander Hanoi's Old Quarter, taking in numerous shopping streets selling anything and everything. When the rain showers come, duck into a pavement cafe or food stall and relax while people in inflatable rain coats ride past.

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  • buy foodstuffs at market

    Dried apricots with powdered ginger from the market - yum! Also sachets of artichoke tea - double yum!

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  • May 11, 2014 at 6:31 AM

    Looking for advice on shopping for bags in SAigon

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      May 11, 2014 at 6:41 AM

      Very few people will see your question at the bottom of the Vietnam travel guide. Saigon is now called Ho Chi Minh City. Better to post in the VT Ho Chi Minh City travel forum, where you are much more likely to receive helpful replies. Either use the 'Instant Answers' box directly above your post or go straight to the right forum here:

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