Hanoi City is a friendly tourist destination with lots of amusement parks and shopping centers for tourists. The following list will suggest you 10 great shopping in Hanoi that you should visit.
1.Shopping in Hanoi – Old Quarter Night Market
This is an interesting shopping destination for both locals and foreign tourists. This market is located in a large area, it starts from Hang Dao street to the Dong Xuan market. With nearly 4,000 stalls selling items such as clothes, shoes, souvenirs, jewelry, handicrafts, accessories … with very reasonable prices
The best thing when you go shopping at this night market is that you can experience and enjoy some traditional street food like pho, noodles, pickled fruits, traditional cakes, and drinks. The Old Quarter Night Market is only open from Friday night to Sunday.
Note – When you go to Old Quarter Night market:
– If possible, you should bargain or consult the price before buying goods here, because the original sellers will sell the price quite high.
– Be careful with your bag or purse because there are a lot of people here, you will be prone to pickpockets
2. Hang Ma Street
Hang Ma Street is located on the road from Hoan Kiem Lake to Dong Xuan Market. This is one of the busiest streets in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the street sells a variety of colorful traditional crafts, especially beautifully decorated lanterns.
These items are mostly used for home decoration. On special occasions like Christmas, New Year, Lunar New Year or Mid-Autumn Festival, Hang Ma Street is always full of people, both locals or tourists. In addition to shopping, Hang Ma Street is also an ideal destination for photography
3.Hang Duong Street
Hang Duong Street is a street selling a variety of snacks and sweet food to the people of Hanoi. O Mai – is Hanoi’s most famous specialty dish and it is sold a lot in Hang Duong Street.
O Mai is a dried apricot marinated with salt and sugar. When you bite the first piece you will feel its sour and sweet taste, the more you eat, the more special the taste becomes. Most of O Mai sold on Hang Duong street are handcrafted with unique recipes handed down from generation to generation in a family. This is why O Mai in Hang Duong Street is a wonderful dish in Hanoi that you cannot find anywhere else.
If you are traveling in Hanoi and you don’t know what to buy to give to your loved ones when you return home, O Mai is an ideal gift.
4. Van Phuc Silk Village
Van Phuc silk village is located 10 km from the center of Hanoi. When you come to this village, you will feel like you are going back to the past with images of centuries-old trees, old houses and paved roads built for many decades.
Besides the beautiful landscape, Van Phuc village is also famous for its international silk production and trading activities. The village’s first silk product has been introduced to the world market since 1931 and received positive reviews from French customers.
Every year, Van Phuc Village attracts thousands of domestic and foreign tourists who come here to buy the best quality silk products.
Notice when buying silk in Van Phuc:
– There are many Chinese silk products in Van Phuc village and you should come and learn big and reputable stores to get the best genuine products.
– Genuine silk is very soft, thin and soft. Whenever you try, you can fully feel the smoothness and comfort of silk.
– Don’t be surprised by genuine silk prices. The higher the price, the better the silk. However, you should remember to bargain for a better price.
5.Bat Trang Pottery Village
Bat Trang pottery village is located on the outskirts of Hanoi city. This is a long-standing village with ceramic roofed houses with eye-catching and striking designs.
Coming to Bat Trang, you will have the opportunity to watch the craftsmen skillfully make ceramic bowls, cups, pots or classic tea sets here. In this village, traditional pottery workshops are preserved and developed strongly. Bat Trang Ceramic Village is a unique stop for all visitors to Hanoi. It is difficult for you to leave Bat Trang without buying some ceramic products as souvenirs
Note when going to Bat Trang Pottery Village:
There is a market in the village that sells all pottery. Shopping in the market will be a good opportunity for you to observe the lives of local people and you can bargain to buy ceramic products at better prices.
6. Long Bien Aeon Mall
Located at 27 Co Linh Street, Long Bien District, Hanoi City. This shopping mall is a great place for shopping lovers. AEON has hundreds of stalls selling high-quality products from famous brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Timberland, Guess, Calvin Klein, Geox, Yves Saint Laurent. In addition to selling shopping items, AEON also has a lot of entertainment services such as cinemas and game areas.
CGV cinema here is designed in neoclassical style with dozens of projection rooms which are attractive entertainment venues and ideal dating places for couples.
7. Top Shopping in Hanoi – Vincom Mega Mall Royal City
Located at 72 A Nguyen Trai, Vincom mega mall royal city is the largest underground shopping center in Hanoi. This is a paradise for shopping lovers. This mall is so wide that you will need a map so you don’t get lost.
Make sure you’re ready for a shopping day, the Vincom mega mall royal city will have everything you need, everything you want and everything you’re about to buy.
The products here range from personal items to household appliances, from high-end fashion to modern technology products. If you come to Hanoi, I think you should take a few hours to experience the wonderful atmosphere in Vincom mega mall royal city
8. Hang Be Market
Hang Be Market located near Hoan Kiem Lake is one of Hanoi’s famous shopping spots. Every day, the market welcomes a large number of tourists to visit and shop
Besides the stalls that any market must have, such as food stalls, stalls selling fashion clothes and souvenirs,
Hang Be market is also a cultural exchange place where you can see that Vietnamese and foreigners go to the market and bargain no different.
Many foreign tourists consider Hang Be Market as a real destination to explore the Vietnamese way of life.
9. Hang Da Market
Built-in the heart of Hoan Kiem district, the Hang Da market is the place to sell some of the best dishes and specialties in Hanoi. The market has 3 floors, each floor sells different goods. In addition to selling delicious food and clothes, the Hang Da market is also a place to sell a lot of jewelry.
10.Best Shopping in Hanoi – Dong Xuan Market
Dong Xuan Market is known as the largest and oldest market in Hanoi. For years, this market has become a symbol when talking about Vietnam’s Hanoi capital.
The market is famous for being the best wholesaler in northern Vietnam. The more you buy, the cheaper the price. You may be surprised when you first come to the market when you witness a variety of goods in the market.
This market has everything from clothes, shoes, bags, food, souvenirs to specialties. Although you do not want to shop this is also a perfect place to visit entertainment, this helps many visitors can observe and learn more about local life.
Above are the best 10 shopping in Hanoi. There are many other interesting places that the article has not mentioned. For more information about Hanoi tourism, you can read more articles here. Hopefully, the above information will help you plan your trip to Hanoi the most economical and fun.