The Cheap Souvenir Shopping Places in Hanoi

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Souvenir shopping spending is certainly not to be missed when you visit Vietnam. In addition to many types of goods, the price is also quite cheap. Prices of goods in Hanoi also tend to be cheaper than in Ho Chi Minh City. Therefore, even if you are a traveler with a very limited budget, little souvenirs for the family at home can certainly be considered. There are many places to shop in Hanoi. Mostly located in the Old Quarter, according to the name of the course. Art by art quality certainly does not fit the budget frugal travelers. Therefore, here are some cheap shopping and tourist destinations tips bargain prices. Vietnamese traders sometimes hard-negotiable.

Hang Da Market

Hang Da Market is located in the heart of Hanoi. Although not the largest market in the capital city of Vietnam, this market sells a wide variety of imported goods such as wine, fresh flowers, used clothes, and of course the fabric. If you stay around Old Quarter, visit to the market in the morning because the market was very crowded, and do not forget to bring a camera.

Hang Da Market is located on three floors of the building. However, as traditional markets in countries of Southeast Asia, the trader also trades on the edge of the road. You can find a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables by the side of the road, and on the ground floor. In the second and third floors are the traders of clothing, ceramics, fabrics, and pottery. In addition to a variety of clothing imported from Korea, Japan, Europe, travelers can also find a variety of Vietnam traditional dress like ao dai such as with a variety of colors. Discover the ao dai with a border because it is usually made from pure silk.

Shop at traditional markets of course you have to be good at bargaining, as well as in Hang Da. When to know that you are a foreign tourist, they will raise the price than if the prospective buyer from the local population. You can open offer half of the asking price, but do not want to buy if the price cut is only 25% of the original price. As the name suggests, Hang Da market is located at 1 Pho Hang Da, at the junction with Yen Thai. Outside the market there are also many stalls offering a wide range of other goods.

Dong Xuan Market

The market is also located in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, approximately 1 km north precisely Hoan Kiem Lake. Dong Xuan Market is open from 07.00 and a three-story building that sells various items. This market is more complete than the Hang Da market. Here you can buy t-shirts, bags, household appliances, a variety of counterfeit goods, and so on. As the largest market, usually the market is always full of visitors, especially during the morning and afternoon. The best time to visit Dong Xuan Market is in the afternoon.

Weekend Night Market

You will spend the weekend in Hanoi, it is worth taking the time to visit the weekend night market is around Dong Xuan Market. Maybe this is not the most appropriate place to shop cheap, but for those of you who want a different experience. The night market is quite crowded and many pickpockets.

Intimex Supermarket

Intimex Supermarket is located at 22 Le Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem west side. Sometimes you want to buy a wide range of personal needs while on vacation. Minimarket is not as much in Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City. However, you can find a small shop that sells a variety of goods. But if you want more advanced options, Intimex Supermarket sells various items, including food and beverages. Here also sold various types of Vietnamese coffee, coffee filters, that you can take for souvenirs. Advantages of shopping at Intimex Supermarket is you do not need busy to bid. They also accept payment by credit card.

Little Hanoi

Little Hanoi is located on Nha Tho Street and Xuan Dieu Street, Tay Ho. This shopping area includes Nha Tho Street or Church Street and Xuan Dieu Street. In this place, tourists can buy various souvenirs and home decorations. There are several famous boutiques because the region lies close to several luxury hotels. Here also the right place to buy silk and art objects, as well as cartoons.

Usually the price offered is double the actual price. Trying to bargain up to 75% of the initial price. Use local language. For example, Bao tian Nhieu which means how much is it? If you were given the initial price, say Oi Gioi Oi which means gee and Dat qua meaning too expensive. If you do not agree with the price, pretending to go. When merchants call back, you can get the price in accordance with the offer from you. If the merchant does not call back, you will definitely find other traders. at least you know roughly the price of the desired item. When buying a lot, ask for the bonus. It could be the only bonus keychain or icebox magnet. Goodly for additional souvenirs.

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