The shopping items and brands will not at all disappoint you in Hanoi as there are plenty of shining options to buy everything from handicrafts and clothes to many other textile products. It is particularly the most enthusiastic and thrilling activity to do here and people from all over the world who take cheap flights to Hanoi to spend some time in exploration of sites and spots, also love to shop here a lot. It is speckled with a wide agglomeration of both day and night markets and you will find shopping much more amusing and pleasurable during the night time.
Before stepping into any shopping area do learn some of the most useful words like, Oi Gioi Oi’s” (Oh my God), “Dat quá”. (Too expensive) and “Bao nhiêu tian” (How much is this). The first thing to do in Hanoi is to visit a designer boutique that features plenty of amazing silk variety that caters to beautiful people of the region.
You should purchase Vietnamese traditional long dresses that are called as ao dai’s. Their latest designs are the blend of western and Vietnamese fashion industry, which make their displays even more eye-catchy and alluring. The clothing has colourful and bright weaving patterns that are further adorned with intricate and elegant embroidery. Also don’t miss the chance to head towards Old Quarter that houses astonishing and magnificent art galleries- the emblems of Hanoi’s original culture and tradition.
Rice Paper is another interesting and notable product that is used for making a variety of vogue table lamps, bamboo-bound notebooks, folk paintings, watercolour designs and ethnic greetings cards. These papers are made from Do Tree’s bark or the Rice Bark. Head towards Hang Bac and Hang Gai Street which sell and amazing variety of such products. The best area to see in Hanoi is the Silk Street that is situated in the Old Quarter near Hoan Kiem Lake. It is dotted with small silk shops whose merchandise varies in selection and prices. By the end of the day don’t miss the chance to buy take some souvenirs with you such as weavings, tribal handicrafts, wall hangings, bandanas and T-shirts. The 101 Hang Gai Street, Air-conditioned Hanoi Moment is always recommended to the visitors and id an excellent place to hit.
The famous markets of the area are Hang Da market (very popular for watches, off-the-hangar clothing, fabrics, flowers, wines and imported food. The place lies at the intersection of Hang Da Street and Yen Thai Street that attracts plenty of people with its picturesque and stunning white and multi-perforated ambiance), Dong Xuan Market (houses everything under one roof and it also grabs the attention of locals as well as the foreigners) and Weekend Night Market (this opportunity provides you with bargain options so it is more suitable for budget travellers). So get ready and pack up your belongings to visit this beautiful land that has plenty of amazing activities to make your holiday-trip the most memorable and distinguished one.