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    Hang Dao to Dong Xuan Street, Old Quarters: Weekend Shopping in Hanoi

    by bpacker Written Jan 11, 2005

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    Come every Sunday, the main road in the Old Quarters are closed to traffic at night and it becomes a giant shopping street! Even if you don't buy anything, it is a quite a treat to watch the locals shopping at night.

    What to buy: Look out for Chinese Brush Paintings and Vietnamese Silk Bags.

    What to pay: Don't be a sucker and pay more than USD20 for these items

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    Dong Xuan Market: Dark History behind Dong Xuan Market

    by bpacker Written Jan 11, 2005

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    While you're shopping at Dong Xuan, you'll be wondering why this spanking new 3 storey complex is standing in the middle of the Old Quarters. Here's why in 1994, the market was destroyed in a fire. 5 sods rushed in to save their goods and died...

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    Shopping Areas: The Streets of the Old Quarter

    by guell Updated Jan 1, 2005

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    A slow steady pace will get you across the street!

    A majority of the street names in the Old Quarter start with the word hang. Hang means merchandise or shop. It used to be that if you were looking to buy a certain craft, you could head to the street with the name of what you were looking for and find it. Today, this is no longer the case. However, if you look hard enough, you will find what you’re looking for.

    What to buy: Silk is an excellent item to buy here.

    What to pay: How good are you at bartering?

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    Local shops: Get your supplies before TET

    by richiecdisc Written Dec 28, 2004

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    local shops offer local color

    Before the TET festival, locals are busy buying up everything they will need during the actual festival days. Prices go up the closer you go to TET and during TET, you are at everyone's mercy so stock up.

    What to buy: We bought five liter bottles of water and refiled our smaller bottles to carry around with us. This saved us a lot of money and if you have a fridge in your room, buy some fruits and snacks in case you find yourself with no food during TET.

    What to pay: Pay 15,000 dong ($1) for a five liter bottle of water.

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    huge indoor market: Dong Xuan Market

    by Christianzagar Written Oct 27, 2004

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    inside of market

    This market is basically a general all purpose market catering to locals. There are the odd stalls that might interest tourists like ripp off bags, hats and clothes.. but generally it's just a place to look at the crowds...... (if you can handle them...)

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    Shoppers' Paradise

    by SPW Written Aug 13, 2003

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    What to buy: In the area around St Joseph's Cathedral there are many small boutiques with a range of high quality goods, more expensive than the shopping to be found in the Old Quarter, but beautiful.
    Homewares, clothing (if you are a size 8!), antiques. While many of the good have markedprices, there is generally some room for negotiation.
    General shopping for all sorts of wonderful things is also available in the Old Quarter.
    Lacquerware comes in all sorts of qualities: that available in the Old Quarter is generally modern and mass produced, but very fetching.

    What to pay: It is hardto remember specific prices, but I recall a silk sleeping bag liner for about $4 US, a carved standstone musician for about $10 US andlots and lots of small thingsat incredibly cheap prices.

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    'Pottery Village': Fabulous Ceramics!

    by DoubleX Updated Feb 3, 2003

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    'Pottery Village' lies some half an hours travel by car east of Hanoi. This 'village' consists of two small roads full of crafft shops, workshops and even small 'factories'. They all are producing and selling only ceramics - and with almost ridiculous prices! If this place was almost anywhere elsi, it would be a big hit. It will be also in Hanoi after some time, so hurry up!

    What to buy: Ceramics in all shapes.

    What to pay: Less than you ever can image.

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    birdcages street

    by sunnywong Written Dec 2, 2002

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    Seems most every store in Hanoi specializes in some merchandise, whether it is tin boxes, trophies, tools, etc. This store specializes in birdcages. There is a whole street in the Old Quarter where you can find goods made of bamboo, and a street for just birdcages.

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    Shopping Areas: vietnamese outfit

    by nettyaffes Updated Nov 7, 2007

    What to buy: Silk, paintings, handicraft, etc

    What to pay: For traditional outfit made from silk cost around US$ 50, paintings cost like US$50, depends how much you can bargain on it!

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  • Weekend Night Market

    by emmanue113 Written Jul 4, 2007

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    Location: Hang Dao - Hang Ngang - Dong Xuan market

    Time: 6pm onwards (Fri - Sun only)

    Things available for sale: Clothes, accessories, shoes, souvenirs, food, etc.

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  • Dong Xuan market: Dong Xuan - the largest market in Hanoi

    by emmanue113 Written Jul 4, 2007

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    Opening hours: 7am - 6pm

    Things available for sale: household goods, dried food, cloth, souvenirs, etc

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    Shopping Areas: Evening shopping in the Old Quarter

    by bcatton Updated May 5, 2007

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    Stalls strung out near Dong Xuan.
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    During the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening) a number of streets are closed off to through traffic and people set up stalls to sell their wares.

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    Shopping Areas: Biggest Shopping Mall in Hanoi

    by ammy28 Written Jun 6, 2005

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    There're 4 floors.
    1.Cosmetics,Watches etc.
    2.Women Wears and Men Wears
    3.Electronics,Arts etc.
    4.Super Market

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