Hanoi offers a wide variety of tourism activities, ranging from admiring the beauty of historical landmarks to going to shopping malls when the weather is not ideal for a day out. These mega entertaining centers are rapidly gaining popularity, offering dining, shopping, and recreational experiences all under one roof. If you're looking for a quality guide into the city's vibrant shopping scene, check out our picks for the top five best shopping malls in Hanoi!
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 09:30 AM - 9:30 PM and Sat-Sun 9:30 AM - 10 PM
Location: 24 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Located at the heart of one of the most touristy and busiest routes in the city, only a five-minute walk away from Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter, Trang Tien Plaza is a popular spot for luxurious shopping. This five-story shopping mall offers a wide array of goods come from famous brands like Cartier, Dior, Burberry, BVLGARI, and Louis Vuitton. The building is iconic for its rich history and beautiful architectural design. On the first and second floors, you will find apparel and fashion stores, and the third floor contains household equipment, the fourth floor has a supermarket and grocery retailers while the fifth floor houses a cinema and restaurants.
Trang Tien Plaza is ready for the holiday season
Opening Hours: Daily 9 AM - 10:30 PM
Address: 54 Lieu Giai, Cong Vi, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
This high rise building that houses the Lotte Shopping Center Hanoi is home to a supermarket, a hotel, residential apartments, restaurants, a gym, a spa, and the city's finest observation spot. Lotte Center Hanoi offers approximately 250 fashion and lifestyle brands. Some of the brands offer delivery to hotels, so do ask if you need the service! Exploring the endless possibilities of entertainment and dining may take you well over half a day. Moreover, the building is only a 20-minute car ride away from Hoan Kiem Lake.
The observation deck on the 65th floor offers a panorama view of Hanoi
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10 AM - 10 PM and Sat-Sun 9 AM - 10 PM
Location: 27 Co Linh, Long Bien District, Hanoi
Located in the far Eastern part of the city, this Japanese-owned shopping mall is an ultimate choice for locals, especially families with children on holiday or sales seasons. AEON Mall is worth taking a look. It offers more than 200 brands of household gadgets, electronic, food, beverage, clothing, and various sales that are run many times throughout the year. There are a lot of transportation options you can choose to reach AEON Mall. If you're traveling as a group, we suggest booking a Grab Car for a fast and reliable trip. Independent travelers can opt for a Grab Bike for a cheaper but just as enjoyable experience. Click on for a guide on getting around in Hanoi.
The shopping complex scores with its design
Opening Hours: Daily 9:30 AM – 10 PM
Location: 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi
This underground shopping mall is owned by Vingroup - one of the largest commercial enterprises in Vietnam, providing services and products of top-notch quality. Featuring an elegant all-white interior design, Royal City houses an indoor ice-skating rink, a cinema, and a food-and-beverage street with more than 20 international and Vietnamese restaurants. The complex is also the home of many contemporary art exhibitions organized monthly. The Decathlon branch in Vietnam, a French sports-wear brand, is also located here.
Underneath these beautiful buildings lies a massive underground shopping center
Opening hours: Daily 9:30 AM - 10 PM
Location: 191 Ba Trieu, Le Dai Hanh, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
Mentioning about Vingroup, there is no way we can leave out the Ba Trieu Vincom Mega Mall! This building lays the foundation of Vingroup's very first shopping malls, attracting tourists and locals alike. Home to many fashions and sports brands with a cinema and a large entertainment complex for kids, this is an amazing stop to enjoy a little break from traveling. Surround the building is plenty of restaurants and cafes, with the "coffee giants" chains such as Starbucks and HighLands.
The elegant interior design at Vincom Mega Mall Ba Trieu
We hope that our guide on the best shopping malls in Hanoi will be of great help to your making of suitable decisions for a weather-proof plan for staying in town. Apart from our top five, there are many others that you can try and discover on your own. Comment down what you think, and we will see you again with more inside local knowledge into everything Hanoi!
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