vietnam travel covid 19 updates

Stay updated with the latest news of the COVID-19 situation in Vietnam and information for traveling to Vietnam. Read more here.

Vietnam Travel Information

i Tour Vietnam | Top-rated private Ho Chi Minh City tours and Vietnam travel guides.

A Guide to Shopping in Hanoi

shopping-in-hanoi

Shopping has never been an out-of-date means of entertainment when traveling, especially in major metropolitans like Hanoi. Take a look at our blog below for authentic local insights about shopping in Hanoi.

Shopping in Hanoi - Shopping Malls

Hanoi is now more and more bustling with a lot of shopping malls densely situated. Shopping malls are all-inclusive stops, covering numerous shops, restaurants, and entertainment activities, from common to high-end brands. Moreover, shopping malls are certainly more credible and you will not have to face scamming, which is great! Here are our picks for the most popular shopping malls in Hanoi.

Vincom Centers

The more developed Hanoi is, the more Vincom Centers you will be likely to see. There is a large number of Vincom Centers located all over the city, mostly in busy areas such as Hoan Kiem District, Cau Giay District, Dong Da District or Ba Dinh District, …

Vincom Centers are often extremely spacious with the most modern architectural style. They are always considered as some of the most luxurious yet trustworthy shopping centers and entertainment complexes. At Vincom Centers, you are likely to see many retail shops, luxury brands, local brands, cinemas, restaurants, and other entertainment activities such as bowling rinks.

The restaurants here cover a wide range of cuisine, from local Vietnamese street food to Japanese, Korean, Thai, Chinese, and Western specialties.

Vincom Mega Mall Royal City

Address: 72 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 9:30 AM – 10 PM

vincom royal city shopping in hanoi

Vincom Mega Mall Royal City is the first underground trading center in Vietnam

Vincom Mega Mall Times City

Address: 458 Minh Khai, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 8 AM – 10 PM


vincom times city shopping in hanoi

Vincom Mega Mall Times City is known for having the largest aquarium in Vietnam

Vincom Center Ba Trieu

Address: 191 Ba Trieu, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 9 AM – 9:45 PM


vincom ba trieu shopping in hanoi

Vincom Center Ba Trieu is the gathering place for many young people

Vincom Center Nguyen Chi Thanh

Address: 54 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Dong Da District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 9:30 AM – 10 PM

vincom nguyen thi thanh shopping in hanoi

Nguyen Chi Thanh area is home to a lot of major universities in Hanoi such as Foreign Trade University, Diplomatic Academy or Hanoi Law University


Vincom Metropolis

Address: 29 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 9:30 AM – 10 PM

vincom metropolis shopping in hanoi

This shopping mall has numerous cafes and pastry shops, which is very favorable since it is near many offices and companies


Trang Tien Plaza

Address: 24 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 9:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Trang Tien Plaza is a luxury shopping mall, including many extravagant international brands namely Prada, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, and so on. This architecture is built in the French colonial style and was renovated to be a shopping center for the ones who love world-class fashion designers.

Trang Tien Plaza is located right in the center of Hanoi Old Quarter, next to Hoan Kiem Lake and is easily reached within a five to ten-minute walk.

trang tien plaza shopping in hanoi

Trang Tien Plaza is special with its high-end products

Lotte Shopping Center

Address: 54 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi (20-minute drive from Hanoi Old Quarter).
Opening hours: 9 AM – 10:30 PM

Lotte Shopping Center is the second tallest building after the Keangnam Landmark in Hanoi. This place features more than 250 famous fashion and lifestyle brands, both globally and locally, as well as many different entertainment activities and fine dining restaurants.

Besides, this building also has a hypermarket, a hotel, residential apartments, a gym, a spa, and Hanoi’s most fascinating observation deck. The observatory is the highlight of Lotte Shopping Center, where you can observe the stunning panoramic views of Hanoi and enjoy a romantic date.

lotte center shopping in hanoi

Lotte Shopping Center is one of Hanoi's skyscrapers.

AEON Mall

Address: 27 Co Linh, Long Bien District, Hanoi (15-minute drive from Hanoi Old Quarter).
Opening hours: 10 AM – 10 PM

AEON Mall is one of the first and most spacious Japanese shopping centers in Vietnam. Its area is about 120,000 meters, divided into 4 floors, which creates an entertainment complex and also a shopping center with more than 150 different retail brands and a wide range of amusing possibilities.

Besides shopping, dining options are various here, ranging from fast food, local street food, dining restaurants to an expansive food court right on the first floor. You can enjoy international cuisine at fairly reasonable prices.

There is also a bowling rink and a cinema if you want to do something casually to entertain.

aeon mall shopping in hanoi

You can even spend a whole day at this mall to fully explore it


See more in Hanoi Shopping Malls 

Shopping in Hanoi – Local Markets

Local markets have long been an indispensable experience when coming to Asian countries. These markets are a part of the city’s history and lifestyle, symbolizing the cultural beauty of Hanoi. Therefore, there is no doubt that you should pay a visit to some local markets, do some shopping and experience a totally different lifestyle.

Dong Xuan Market

Address: Dong Xuan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 8 AM – 6 PM

Check out our full guide here Dong Xuan Market in Hanoi.

Dong Xuan market is a familiar name when mentioning local markets in Hanoi. It has been built since the Nguyen Dynasty and remains to be one of the busiest and most bustling markets in Hanoi. A wide variety of goods are sold here such as souvenirs, clothing, snacks, suitcases, dried food, ….

The market’s architectural style is quite nostalgic but also includes a modern twist with two elevators, providing visitors with the most convenient shopping experiences.

Leave your stomach hungry for a little bit when coming to Dong Xuan Market and try some amazing yet cheap local street food in Dong Xuan alley.


dong xuan market shopping in hanoi

Dong Xuan market is one of the most well-known markets in Hanoi


Hom Market

Address: 79 Hue Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 6 AM – 6 PM

Hom market is one of the oldest markets in Hanoi and home to a mixture of fresh goods such as seafood, vegetables, or fruits. And since it is located in the center of Hanoi, which mostly guarantees quality and freshness, many locals say that it is usually recommended to purchase food here.

However, clothing materials are the most common products in this market and you can easily see many different materials right from the entrance.

hom market shopping in hanoi

Hom market is not just a place to shop, it is also a place for the locals to come, gather and chat

Quang Ba Night Flower Market

Address: 236 Au Co Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: The market is open daily and it has two main sessions:
-   From 2 AM to 4 AM: for wholesalers
-   From 4 AM until Midday: for retailers

Quang Ba night flower market is the biggest wholesale fresh-cut flowers in Hanoi. It is the place where diverse types of flowers coming from all over the country gather at and then will be delivered to every corner in Hanoi.

It is the busiest during the period of 2 AM to 4 AM, when wholesalers and retailers all coming, trading flowers and trucks full of flowers being loaded and unloaded continually. The only source of lighting comes from the dim light bulbs hanging on every stall.

Quang Ba night flower market is probable to provide you with captivating sight-seeing of blooming, vibrant flowers and cultural experiences.

 quang ba night flower market shopping in hanoi 1

Quang Ba night flower market is one of the night markets you must visit when coming to Hanoi

Shopping in Hanoi – What to Buy?

Full guide: Vietnamese Souvenirs to Buy in Hanoi.

Silk & Clothing

silk clothing shopping in hanoi

Silk is a popular gift among tourists

Silk in Hanoi is authentic traditional silk that is famous for being thin, soft, and elegant in design. Moreover, it comes in a variety of product forms, from trousers, scarves, dresses to shoes. The price for a piece of silk is also quite affordable, often fluctuates between VND 50,000 and VND 5,000,000 due to how prolific the silk production is.

Where to purchase silk in Hanoi:

+ Van Phuc Village in Ha Dong District is the best if you want to purchase some authentic silk at reasonable prices and to obtain a deeper understanding of silk production.
+ Duc Loi Silk: 77 Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
+ Le Minh Silk: 79 – 111 Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Assorted Dried Fruits (“O mai”)

assorted dried fruits shopping in hanoi

Assorted dried fruits are traditional snacks of Hanoians

Assorted dried fruits are favorite snacks of many Hanoians and are commonly served only on special occasions such as Tet Holiday. The flavorful snack is dried fruits seasoned with salt, sugar, ginger, chili, and other spices.

There are some well-known brands that you can get your loved ones some assorted dried fruits:

+ Hong Lam: 11 Hang Duong, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
+ Tien Thinh: 21 Hang Duong, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
+ Toan Thinh: 15 Hang Duong, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Shopping in Hanoi – Local Tips

-  When coming to local markets, you should bargain the price, or else you may get scammed and remember to prepare some cash, and changes if possible.
-  Do not bring too many important personal documents, especially when you're visiting local markets.
-  If possible, try to do shopping in the afternoons or in the evenings as the weather is extremely hot in the summer.

Our Take on Shopping in Hanoi

Shopping in Hanoi can sometimes be frustrating if you do not know where to go or what to buy. However, we hope that our guide above has been informative enough to help you out when visiting Hanoi and have a more wonderful shopping experience.

If you are in Ho Chi Minh City, check out our Guide to Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City.

Copyright

© Written by Giang Le for itourvn.com

7
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, 08 December 2021

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.itourvn.com/

 

About itourvn.com

This Vietnam travel information page is written by a team of professional tour guides in Vietnam. More about us or visit home page

Private Ho Chi Minh Tours

private ho chi minh tours

All tours are private, customizable, and led by professional English-speaking guides. For more reference, read our customer reviews or see below for the tour package in Ho Chi Minh that works for you.

Half-day City Tour

Night Tour

Food Tour

Saigon's Other Side

Shore Excursions

Vietnam Travel Information

Check out the necessary information for traveling to Vietnam

First Time in Vietnam

To Pack List for Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Adaptors

Major Cities in Vietnam

Family & Elderly Travel

LGBT Travel

Vietnam Festivals and Holidays

Best Vietnamese Dishes

UNESCO World Heritage in Vietnam

Responsible Travel in Vietnam

Vietnamese Culture

Religions in Vietnam

Ethnicities in Vietnam

Tipping in Vietnam

Vietnamese Currency Guide

Best Dishes to Try in Vietnam

20 Must-try Vietnamese Dishes

Unusual Foods to Try in Vietnam

Street Food in Vietnam

Vietnamese Grilled Dishes

Rice Dishes in Vietnam

Pho Dishes in Vietnam

Holiday Dishes to Try during Tet Holiday

Chinese Dishes in Vietnam

Dishes to Try in Northern Vietnam

Dishes to Try in Central Vietnam

Dishes to Try in Southern Vietnam

What to Eat in Ho Chi Minh City

What to Eat in Hanoi

What to Eat in Hue

What to Eat in Hoi An

What to Eat in Da Lat

What to Eat in the Mekong Delta

Traveling to and within Vietnam

Airport Arrival Tips at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh)

Airport Arrival Tips at Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)

Major Airports in Vietnam

Taking Trains in Vietnam

Bringing your Motorbikes on Trains in Vietnam

Bringing Your Own Vehicles to Vietnam

Bringing Your Pets to Vietnam

How to Take Motorbike Taxis

Taking a Ferry in Vietnam

Renting a Car in Vietnam

How to Travel from Hanoi to Da Nang

How to Travel from Hanoi to Hue

How to Travel from Hanoi to Sa Pa

How to Travel from Hanoi to Mai Chau

How to Travel from Hanoi to Moc Chau

How to Travel from Hanoi to Cao Bang

How to Travel from Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai

How to Travel from Hanoi to Ha Giang

How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc Island

How to Travel from Da Nang to Hoi An

How to Travel from Hue to Phong Nha

Vietnam Travel Itineraries

Vietnam One-month Itinerary

Vietnam One-week Itinerary

Taking a Gap Year in Vietnam

Backpacking in Vietnam

Expat Tours in Vietnam

Honeymoon in Vietnam

Vietnam Visa, SIM Cards, and WiFi

Visa Info & Where to Buy Sim Cards

Traveling with Wifi in Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Safety Tips

Travel Insurance

Is it Safe to Drink Tap Water?

How to Avoid Mosquitoes

Food Safety in Vietnam

Getting Vaccinations

Common Diseases and How to Prevent

Wearing Face Masks in Vietnam

Can Tourists Drive in Vietnam

How to Avoid Scams

Travel Safety Tips

Best Places to Stay in Vietnam

Deluxe Hotels in Vietnam

Best Hotels in Ho Chi Minh

Best Hotels in Hanoi

Where to Stay in Ha Long Bay

Where to Stay in Mai Chau

Where to Stay in Moc Chau

Where to Stay in Ha Giang

Where to Stay in Cao Bang

Where to Stay in Lang Son

Where to Stay in Sa Pa

Where to Stay in Mu Cang Chai

Where to Stay in Kon Tum

Where to Stay in Da Lat

Where to Stay in Mui Ne

Where to Stay in Hoi An

Homestays in Vietnam

Find more hotels to stay in Vietnam below:

 

Ho Chi Minh Travel Guides

First Time in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh Attractions & Activities

Places to Eat & Drink

Shopping in Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City Districts

Local Activities in Ho Chi Minh

Hanoi Travel Guides

First Time in Hanoi

Hanoi Attractions & Activities

Places to Eat & Drink in Hanoi

Shopping in Hanoi

Hanoi Districts

Local Activities in Hanoi

North Vietnam Travel Guides

First Time in Ninh Binh

First Time in Ha Giang

First Time in Ha Long Bay

First Time in Sa Pa

First Time at Yen Tu Mountain

First Time in Moc Chau

First Time in Mai Chau

First Time in Hai Phong

First Time in Cao Bang

First Time in Lang Son

First Time at Bai Tu Long Bay

Central Vietnam Travel Guides

First Time in Hue

First Time in Hoi An

First Time in Da Nang

First Time in Nha Trang

First Time in Da Lat

First Time in Mui Ne

First Time in Buon Ma Thuot

First Time in Kon Tum

First Time in Phu Yen

South Vietnam Travel Guides

First Time in the Mekong Delta

First Time at Con Dao Island

First Time in Vung Tau

First Time at Phu Quoc Island

First Time in Ca Mau

First Time in Can Tho

Powered by 12Go Asia system