The old streets of Old Quarter area are both a place of sightseeing and souvenir shopping for foreign tourists. According to websites, blogs or travel guides for foreigners to Vietnam, the best things to buy in Hanoi are silk, cotton, silver, porcelain, crafts, embroidery and of course don’t forget about bargaining advice.
Here are some streets that foreigners choose to buy the most:
Hang Bac Street
Hang Bac Street is now famous for its silver jewelry. Going from the beginning to the end of the street, you can see dozens of silver shops close together. The furniture is also custom-made, engraved name or style design requirements. That is why so many tourists love to buy jewelry for personal purposes or gifts.
Hang Dao Street
If you need to find a fashion store for clothes and shoes, most people who come in advance will advise tourists to come to Hang Dao. However, here there are not many large sizes suitable for Western tourists so the major customers are often Vietnamese or Korean, Chinese and Japanese tourists.
Hang Trong Street
Throughout the alleys in the old Quarter of Hanoi, you will find a lot of shops selling lacquer ware, embroidery or silk … But Hang Trong Street has its own unique beauty, which is the famous address for tourists who love art-rich works.
Hang Gai Street
Cotton towels, silk towels or Asian bed sheets are the main products of shops on Hang Gai Street. There are also tailor shops for westerners that bring tourists their own designed clothes
Hang Ma Street
Hang Ma Street is the old village of Yen Phu. Old French name is Rue du Cuive. People in this street have some families from the village of Tan Khai (Hang Sat and Gate) to open a shop selling paper and small furniture, such as decorative paper (paper flowers, paper lamps .. and the code for worship (hat of the gods, apple hat, paper yellow …).
There is an interesting fact that you can enjoy your own pace in another place but still have the same feeling as in Hanoi. Why don’t you join in Halong bay tour from Hanoi?
Today, this is the busiest selling street in Hanoi, attracting a large number of visitors to play and buy items for funerals, weddings, full-moon festival or Noel.
Hanoi’s Dong Xuan Market
The market was born in 1889 in Dong Xuan ward. The outdoor market was originally built, after being built into a market with five steel frames, zinc-plated steel roofs, 52 m (1,56 ft) long, 19 m (57 ft) high. Located near the Long Bien bridge station on the Red River, Dong Xuan market is convenient for concentrating goods in four directions as well as from here to spread other places. At Dong Xuan market, there are almost all kinds of goods and services for life. Dong Xuan Market is the largest wholesale market of the north. Nowadays, Dong Xuan Market is rebuilt on a larger scale with 3 modern, spacious and spacious rooms, but still retains part of the architecture of the old market.