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Written by Sruthi on December 5, 2022 Share on

Best Places to Shop In Vietnam – A Shopaholic’s guide to ecstasy

We all know Vietnam tourism is famous for its exquisite beachscape, dashing rivers, luxuriant greenery, historical monuments, and culture. Did you know Shopping in Vietnam is much sought-after? Every time you take a walk down the streets of Vietnam, you would want to take home some bits of its beauty and this list of best places to shop in Vietnam will help you do that. To get the best plan on your vacation to this paradise, plan your Vietnam tour package with Pickyourtrail.

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Hanoi Shopping 

  • Street Night Market
  • Dong Xuan Market
  • Bat Trang Pottery Village
  • Hanoi Night Market
  • Quang Ba Flower Market

Ho Chi Minh Shopping 

  • An Dong Market
  • Saigon Square
  • Takashimaya Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cai Rang Floating Market
  • Bin Tay Market A.K.A Cholon Chinatown Market

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Shopping in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is a shopper’s heaven with rice paper products, souvenirs, handicrafts, silk, bandanas and Ao Dais in a wonderful array of colours. Here we will take you on a tour of what are the best places to shop in Hanoi and what are the things to buy. 

Shops in Vietnam
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Street Night Market 

The Street Night Market is a vibrant place filled with almost 4000 Vietnam shops. You can shop to your heart’s fill from the wide range of footwear, accessories, clothes, household appliances, crafts and arts like the water puppet dolls and souvenirs at a very good bargain. This ultimate one-stop-shop for cheap shopping also has a variety of street food options like La Vong grilled fish, pho, bun thang, banh mi and bun cha. 

Area: Old Quarter
Open Timings: 6.00 pm – 11.00 pm
When Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Street Vendors in Hanoi
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Dong Xuan Market

This indoor market, a must-visit on your Vietnam itinerary 7 days, consisting of two stories, sells all possible things ranging from seafood, meat, T-shirts, vegetables, Vietnamese conical hats, handbags, fashion accessories, and handicrafts – all at an unbeatable wholesale price. The shopkeepers love to indulge you in stories about Vietnamese culture.

Area: Dong Xuan Street, Hoan Kiem
Open Timings: 06.00 am – 07.00 pm

Bat Trang Pottery Village, Pottery Shopping in Vietnam

From high-end dishes to souvenirs and worship items, you will find them at the Bat Trang Pottery Village, a great addition to your Vietnam itinerary 10 days. You can also create your own custom piece with the potter’s guidance. He will start off by asking you to rotate the clay on the ceramic table. This is one of the best places to buy souvenirs from Vietnam to take back home and gift your loved ones.

Area: Bat Trang Village, Gia Lam

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Pottery Market in Vietnam
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Hanoi Night Market 

The Hanoi night market is one of the best places to visit in the evening, amongst all the Vietnam shopping areas. You will find a lot of things here which a very pocket friendly. From Handicrafts and accessories to famous Hanoi street food. You will also be able to witness many musical events here adding a cultural charm to this place. 

Area: Hang Dao Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Open Timings: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am

Quang Ba Flower Market, Flower Shopping in Vietnam

A treat for the eyes and soul, you will find beautiful blossoms of cherry blossoms, roses, orchids, daisies and sunflowers. You will always cherish the sweet-smelling experience of roaming through this market. You wouldn’t think twice before capturing this beautiful paradise on your camera. Your shopping is half done if you don’t buy some fresh flowers from here. Enjoy with your partner by booking a Vietnam honeymoon package.

Area: Au Co Street, Tay Ho
Open Timings: 02.00 am – 12.00 pm

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Flower Shopping Market in Hanoi, Vietnam
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Shopping in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 

Ho Chi Minh is a city with vibrating energy that never sleeps! Do remember shopping and bargaining go hand-in-hand in Vietnam. Let’s go on a shopping spree in the city of Ho Chi Minh.

An Dong Market

This indoor market knows for its massive collection of clothing and fabrics attracts a great number of buyers. You will find souvenirs like animal figurines, carved incense sticks, tea sets at a very affordable price. The market has a capacity to park around 500 cars at a given time.

Area: District 5
Open Timings: 07.00 am to 6.00 pm

An Dong Market in Ho Chi Ming, Vietnam
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Saigon Square

For shoppers seeking branded items at reasonable prices, Saigon Square is your go-to place, and it’s worth considering while planning your Vietnam itinerary. The clean and chic ambiance of the market attracts a lot of visitors during the weekends. Termed as one of the best Vietnam shopping malls, Saigon Square is the perfect place to experience a modern Vietnamese shopping experience. If you’re interested in exploring shopping options in other destinations as well, you might want to check out a Colombo tour package to add even more variety to your travel plans.

Area: 81 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ben Nghe, Quan 1,
Open Timings: 9.00 am to 9.00 pm

Vietnamese Doll Shopping
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Takashimaya Ho Chi Minh City

Popular amongst tourists and locals alike this Japanese store is located in the Saigon centre. You will find products from North America and Europe in addition to good Japanese items. This shopping paradise has many items including cosmetics, fragrances, apparel brands and even high-end jewellery spread out across all floor of this building.

Area: Saigon Centre, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Open Timings: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Cai Rang Floating Market

Moving on from boring land markets, we come to the floating market of the country, the Cai Rang Floating Market. The largest of its kind in the Delta region, the entire market is based completely on boats. A must-visit for people looking to experience the vibe of the place.

Area- An Bình, Cái Rang District, Vietnam
Open Timings 4 am to 9 am

Cai Rang Floating Market In Ho Chi MInh, Vietnam
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Bin Tay Market A.K.A Cholon Chinatown Market

With over 800 shops dedicated to food and spice products, this market is the largest wholesale market in Vietnam.

Area: 57 Thap Muoi, District 6
Open Timings: 07.00 am – 6.00 pm

We hope we have added some insights which will come in handy when you to shop in Vietnam. You can check out our recently booked itineraries to get inspired. Explore the Vietnam market to experience the culture and also buy some souvenirs to add more excitement to your holidaying experience.

FAQ

What are the must-visit places in Vietnam?

Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Sapa, Ha Giang, Hoi An, Hue, Da Nang, Phu Quoc are some of the famous places in Vietnam to visit!

Where are the places to shop in Vietnam?

Street Night Market, Quang Ba Flower Market, Dong Xuan Market, Bat Trang Pottery Village, Hang Gai and Hang Bac Street, and Hanoi Night Market are some of the famous street markets in Vietnam.

What are the souvenirs to buy in Vietnam?

Tribal textiles, chopsticks, silk products, Vietnamese coffee, and paper lanterns are some of the more practical souvenirs to buy in Vietnam.

What foods should I try at the street markets in Vietnam?

Rice noodle soup (Phở), Vietnamese sandwich (Bánh mì), Rice paper salad (Bánh tráng trộn), Sea snails (Ốc), Vietnamese sweet dessert (Chè), Hoi An Noodles (Cao lầu), Spring rolls (Gỏi cuốn / Chả giò), Vietnamese pizza (Bánh tráng nướng) are the best foods to try in Vietnam.

What scams should I avoid in Vietnam?

Menu cards without prices, overcharging, pickpockets, street vendor scams, rental bike scams, and tour and hotel scams are some of the scams to look out for while shopping in Vietnam.

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