It’s always better to have a good to-pack list for Vietnam, but sometimes you can’t avoid forgetting something. Though if that turns out to be the all-important: electronics, then it’s time to look for reliable places to buy electronics in Saigon. Here we’ve chosen the best ones for you.
They all have many stores but we’ve only listed some popular destinations. You can see the rest by using their websites (preferably with the help of a Vietnamese-speaking friend) or typing “name of the store + district …” on Google.
Dien May Xanh also offers good household appliances
Thanks to a strong online shopping service and a wide variety of products, Dien May Xanh has become a household name when it comes to appliances in general. All the most popular brands are present and you can get incredibly quick same-day home delivery (around 4 hours!). Frequent promotion schemes and discounts are also plus points of this brand.
A brother of Dien May Xanh is The Gioi Di Dong which specializes more in electronics, especially phones. They’re quick to stock up new releases, and you can even buy SIM cards and phone cards here.
Both Dien May Xanh and The Gioi Di Dong have many stores in the city center
Nguyen Kim has been around since 1992
Nguyen Kim’s a long-standing, respectable brand among places to buy electronics in Saigon. It’s a one-stop-shop for any appliances, so you’ll easily find anything here, including must-haves like Vietnam travel adaptors. There aren’t as many stores as Dien May Xanh but all are in convenient locations.
Phong Vu is one of the go-to places to buy electronics in Saigon
Much like Nguyen Kim, Phong Vu stores are mall-like with floors full of high-tech gadgets. They also offer household appliances, but their specialties are computers, computer components, and security devices. When it’s related to computers, locals come to Phong Vu. Therefore, if you’re looking for a specialized store, Phong Vu’s for you.
Nhat Tao Market is a hidden gem for engineering tourism
None of the places to buy electronics in Saigon can beat Nhat Tao Market when it comes to hobby electronics. All enthusiasts go here for supplies that can’t be easily found anywhere else: LED strips, cellphone repair tools, multimeters... and a lot of used phones. Most sellers don’t know English but all goods are usually on display so you can take what you want and ask for the price. Bargaining isn’t needed here as the prices are set.
Address: Nhat Tao Electronics Market (near Nhat Tao Street - Ly Thuong Kiet Street intersection)
Another option for those who hate crowded places is a shop near Nhat Tao Market called Hshop. It takes only 2 minutes to walk there from the market, but you’ll find a myriad of hobby electronics, a laser cutting service, and knowledgeable, English-speaking staff.
Address: A3 Kiosk, Nhat Tao Mall, 479 Vinh Vien Street, District 10 (near Vinh Vien Street - Ly Thuong Kiet Street intersection)
There’s a wide range of places to buy electronics in Saigon that’ll cater to your needs and budget. You won’t need any bargaining skills as the prices are set, and the staff can mostly speak English. Therefore, we’re sure you’ll have a pleasant time.
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