What is a luxury travel destination which cannot satiate the demands of a shopaholic? That is right. Shopping is an integral part of many globetrotters all over the world. From collecting souvenirs or just updating their wardrobe with some ethnic wear of that particular country, the shoppers just need an excuse to venture out. If you are travelling to Vietnam, you are in for a delight because there are places galore to shop the most exclusive of things. From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city, there is nothing which can beat your shopping experience. Are you ready to explore some of the market?
- Ben Thanh Market- This has to be the most visited markets in Ho Chi Minh City hands down. This place is a crowd favourite both among local and international visitors. Vietnamese coffee is the most sought after commodity in this market as you get a wide variety of the same in this market. Add to that the variety of other things like an extensive collection of apparels, textiles, luggage, watches, handicrafts, and electronic goods. Wake up a bit early and venture into the markets and you may get to shop a lot of newly harvested fruits, spices, nuts and seafood. Also, the foodie shoppers need not worry as they can relish the taste of pho, spring rolls, vegetarian noodles, fresh seafood, crispy rice pancakes and steamed cakes.
- Hanoi Night Market- Amidst the beautiful night lit with the stars, this is a very unique shopping experience in Vietnam, one of the top luxury destinations in the world. Thousands in the enthusiastic crowd throng in the market which has the historic landmarks decorated as well in this weekly market. Hanoi food is one of the most celebrated markets for its food. This is perhaps the best part of shopping in this market. Here the famous delicacies are (rice vermicelli soup with shredded chicken, fried egg, and pork), La Vong grilled fish, pho (noodle soup with beef or chicken), banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich), and bun cha (rice noodles served with roasted pork). As shoppers you can avail the attractive “sale” of T-shirts, shoes, lingerie, handicrafts etc at a much lower price than usual. What adds to the aesthetic extravaganza is the local musical and cultural events that can change the entire spectacle of the way you shop.
- An Dong Market- This market is a great option for some indoor shopping experience. The An Dong Market has a good collection of fabrics and clothing. The market is divided in various levels. While the lowest level sells good food to gorge on, the top floor is stocked with souvenirs like carved incense burners, animals figures, trays, tea sets, chopsticks sets, coasters and chopsticks rest etc. All in all, this is the best market to get merchandise in the most affordable price.
- Cai Rang Floating Market- Tired of the land-based market. How about going aqua? Yes, the Cai Rang Floating market is located in the Mekong Delta. It is the biggest market in the entire delta region. A picturesque bridge serves as the perfect location for some good old photography. This authentic experience can be enjoyed on a boat which you need to hire on a prior basis. Besides buying anything of your liking, you can simply navigate for some candid moments.
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