With rich natural resources, vibrant colors and beautiful materials, Vietnamese people have been famous for making almost everything alluring at surprisingly reasonable prices. The country is a paradise for shopaholics including budget travelers.
Whether you are in the North, the South or the Central, you can always find gorgeous handicrafts made by local artisans. The north of Vietnam has been renowned for traditional villages specializing in a specific item such as silk and ceramic. Nowadays, in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, you can find an eclectic selection of ceramics, lacquerware, silk clothing, handmade jewelry, leather shoes and bags. Hoi An – the charming ancient town in the Central region offers high quality handmade arts and crafts. Besides the popular Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City, many modern shopping malls and department stores will make your shopping experience a pleasure. Don’t miss the chance to have your dream design tailor-made piece - whether it’s a dress, suit, or a leather bag. Many shops across the country offer this service within 24 hours at relatively low prices. Shopping tip: remember to shop around and bargain for the best prices.