Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, and top attraction of Vietnam tourism is not only known for its deep rooted history, stunning architecture, and culinary arts but also for its diverse and exciting shopping experience that it offers to its visitors.For any kind of shopping enthusiasts, Pickyourtrail offers Vietnam tour packages that offer a diverse shopping experience for every tourist in Hanoi.
Let us take you through the popular places for shopping in Hanoi, to make your shopping experience exciting and adventurous.
One of the top places to visit in Vietnam is the Hanoi Old Quarter. Situated in the Hoan Kiem district, the Old Quarter is among the best places for shopping. The Old Quarter is a busy web of narrow streets and lanes packed with shops selling literally everything from clothing and jewelry to street food and handicrafts. This bustling place in Hanoi is most famous for its silk products, traditional Vietnamese conical hats commonly known as non la, and complex lacquerware. Silk garments, souvenirs, hand-embroidered items, and traditional wooden water puppets are some of the must buy items in the old Quarter to make your shopping experience worthwhile in Hanoi.
Timings: Most shops open from 9am to 6pm, but the streets will still be filled with restaurants which are open till 10pm.
Yet another market to shop your hearts out is the Dong Xuan Market which is located in the Hoàn Kiếm District. It offers a vast array of goods ranging from clothing, electronics, household utensils, to fresh produce. However, the real gems to shop here at the Dong Xuan market are the textiles, fabrics, and Vietnamese spices. One of the top things to do in Hanoi while visiting this market is to buy some unique fabrics, spices, and local street food to take back home.
Timings: The market operates from 6am to 6pm.
One of the top places to visit in Hanoi, located yet again in the Hoàn Kiếm District is the Hang Gai Street. It is also well renowned as the Silk street. Hang Gai Street is a shopping heaven mainly for fashion enthusiasts. The street is lined up with boutiques and shops selling high-quality silk dresses, tailored suits, and stylish adornments. You can also find modern as well as traditional Vietnamese dress. You can shop for suits that will be tailor made to your specifications. Additionally you can also shop for accessories like stationary, lamps and art work.
Timings: Shops typically open around 8am and close at 9pm.
The best way to experience Hanoi nightlife is to go on a shopping spree at Hanoi Night market. This renowned market in Hanoi is famous for its lively environment and street food. Additionally, this market is also a great place to shop for clothes, handicrafts and souvenirs. During the weekends the market stretches from Hang Dao Street to Dong Xuan Market, with shops and food stalls, fully covering the area and giving a bustling vibe. Indulging in some tasty street food, buying clothes, mainly t-shirts, and shopping for handicrafts are considered the best things to do in Hanoi Night market.
Timings: Open from Friday to Sunday, from 6pm to 11pm.
Those who have a fascination for shopping antiques should include Hoa Binh Green Flea market in their Hanoi tour packages. Located in the Tay Ho district, this weekend flea market is a treasure trove for antiques, vintage items, and second hand goods. Top things that you will find here include old coins, ceramics items, art work, and peculiar products. You can take some unique antiques back home to cherish your shopping memories. Even though this market is not so renowned like the others, it is definitely a must try for shopaholics.
Timings: The market is open only on weekends, from 8am to 4pm.
Another place for shopping that is situated in the Hoàn Kiếm District is the Trang Tien Plaza. This place is a high-end shopping mall featuring international fashion brands, luxury goods, and cosmetics products. It is the place to indulge in upscale shopping. Those who are shopping in Vietnam, giving more importance to brand image and want to spend on lavish shopping must try this plaza and especially shop for luxury fashion items and make up items.
Timings: Open from 9:30am to 9:30pm
Located in the Ba Dinh District, the Hanoi Weekend Night market is a place to explore nightlife in Vietnam. It's known for its local handicrafts, street food shops, and affordable clothing. You can also find unique Vietnamese souvenirs and antiques in this market. During the weekends, you can see the market being flooded with visitors and food enthusiasts exploring various Vietnamese delights available in this vibrant night market
Timings: 6pm to 11pm in the weekends.
One of the best things to do in Vietnam for people in love with shopping is visiting the Linh Dam Peninsula, which is located in the Hoàng Mai district. Linh Dam Peninsula is a large shopping and entertainment hub. It is home to a number of shops selling electronic gadgets. Fashion products and accessories can also be shopped at this place. Wide range of restaurants and entertainment options are also available for visitors to indulge in. People visiting this place will generally shop for electronics and trendy fashion goods.
Timings: Open from 9am.
From the bustling streets of the Old Quarter to the upscale malls like Trang Tien Plaza, Hanoi offers an excellent shopping experience. You can also make your shopping experience more fanciful and intimate with your beloved by embarking on Vietnam honeymoon packages offered by Pickyourtrail. So let it be any shopping requirements, Pickyourtrail’s Vietnam packages promises that Hanoi's shopping destinations are sure to delight and leave you with cherished memories.