10 Vietnam Souvenirs You Should Buy

In Vietnam, there are many options for souvenirs. Each type of Vietnam souvenir has its unique points. This article will introduce the 10 best souvenirs to buy when traveling to Vietnam

1. Hats

The straw hat has long been a symbol of Vietnam and originates from the long-standing wet rice farming of this country. Having the shape of a round cone, the conical hat is made of palm leaves and is an ideal souvenir for tourists to Vietnam.

This hat is very versatile as you can use it in all weather conditions. In addition, there are many types of straw hats, diverse in style, along with sizes and quantities, making it easier for you to choose.

The conical hat is best suited for people who enjoy outdoor activities such as gardening. You can find this souvenir at most souvenir shops in Vietnam for a low price.

2. Hand Embroidered Paintings

Vietnam is famous for the art of embroidery. Products include embroidered blankets, bed sheets, pillowcases, tablecloths, bags, clothes, scarves, wallets, nightgowns, and Hanoi is a great place to buy these products as there is a wide selection, quality, and price.

Also, if you have a chance to go to Sapa, you can visit the various villages in the valley. Here you can find the handmade embroideries being produced and buy them at the local markets. The best items are often found in exceptional cotton and linen.

Anyone who appreciates hard work and culture will enjoy these beautiful handmade gifts. This is an ideal choice as a gift for culture enthusiasts or simply the special people in your life (mom, wife, girlfriend)

3. Products From Bamboo & Wood

Bamboo and wooden products in Vietnam are one of the most popular souvenirs to buy in Vietnam, them is sold in most tourist places in this country. All are handcrafted and available in a wide range of designs and colors.

Typical bamboo items are baskets, bowls, hats, decorations, chopsticks, and furniture. These products are not cheap, but environmentally friendly. They are intelligent choices for your family.

4. Pottery

Pottery is another ideal Vietnamese souvenir that you can take home. A wide range of ceramic products includes beautiful vases, bowls, plates, and cups with different colors and patterns.

All these ceramic items are handmade based on traditional methods. Some pottery villages you can visit and buy some products pottery for souvenirs are Bat Trang pottery village and Thanh Ha pottery village.

5. Handicraft Products

Handicraft products are products produced by minority groups living in Vietnam. Each group has its own distinct culture, described in its patterns and clothing styles.

The most popular items are scarves, bags, textiles, paintings, clothing items, and even furniture, all of which are unique and impressive things to buy in Vietnam.

Usually, these products are widely sold on most websites, but if you want to buy genuine ones, look for some stores that offer accurate handcrafted items, although they can be more expensive.

If you can travel to the Northern region or the Central Highlands region, you can observe the production process and buy these products directly. Travel is experience.

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6. Vietnamese Paintings

Vietnamese painting is a unique product that depicts each moment of Vietnam in an iconic artistic way. Usually, there are many paint materials such as silk, sand, oil, etc., each with its characteristics and beauty.

Besides, these paintings are rich in colors, images, and meanings. Hanging these pictures on the wall is one of the unique ways to decorate your home.

It is not difficult to find a shop in Vietnam that offers these paintings as these paintings are sold at many souvenir shops and bookstores. However, the price can be pretty high compared to other souvenirs, but it is worth collecting.

7. Vietnamese Musical Instruments

Musical instruments are also a favorite souvenir in Vietnam because of Vietnamese music’s sweet melodies and compact design. Among them, bamboo flute and bamboo erhu is the most popular choice. Most of them are handmade and use natural ingredients.

These musical instruments are widely available for sale and it is not difficult to find a musical instrument store in Vietnam. But, check the instruments carefully before buying because many products are not as good as you seem.

8. Calligraphy Works

Vietnamese calligraphy has become a meaningful custom in daily life and on some special occasions for a long time. Calligraphy refers to works that use scripts, including original Chinese and Latin characters, in different styles.

Calligraphy is an integral part of Vietnamese culture. This artwork is create and sold on many street sidewalks or in bookstores. Besides, Hue and Hanoi are the two most famous places for calligraphy.

9. Vietnamese Coffee

If you are a coffee fan, it would be a mistake not to try and buy Vietnamese coffee beans. Some famous coffee brands specializing in producing pure powdered coffee, which you can buy as souvenirs are Vinacafe, Trung Nguyen Legend

In this country, people drink coffee at any time of the day and it has become an indispensable drink for many people. You can find very many coffee shops when visiting Vietnam.

10. Vietnamese Tea Products

Tea is one of the favorite drinks of Vietnamese people of all ages, and it plays a vital role in Vietnamese culture. Sipped at any time of the day, this drink always brings peace to everyone, even when they are in their busiest time.

Usually, there are three main types of tea: green tea (green tea), black tea, and scented tea. While young people like aromatic teas, green and black teas are prized because they offer a unique and pure taste, combining sweetness and bitterness.

Having a talk with friends after a dreary day or serving yourself a pot of tea, along with some cookies and favorite music, can certainly make your day more enjoyable. You can buy tea at many shops and traditional markets in Vietnam.

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