Shopping in Hoi An

Hoi An is almost filled with the inn and the shop. In Hoi An, tourists really can buy a lot of goods, consumers in all age can find the suitable things here. What to buy in Hoi An? Where to buy in Hoi An? Here are tailor-made answers to these questions and we would like to give some Hoi An shopping tips to visitors and tourists.


What to Buy in Hoi An?

Customized Ao Dai 

Ao Dai

Ao Dai is a traditional Vietnamese national costume. The original style draws on the characteristics of Chinese Han-style clothes, but it also incorporates the Vietnamese national identity and is influenced by European and American culture. It is usually made of silk fabric, divided into two parts, a long shirt and a pair of trousers. The long shirt is usually forked to the waist.


Exquisite Lacquer

Exquisite Lacquer

The lacquerware technology of Vietnam was originally introduced from China. Generally, bamboo or wood was used as the tire, and the juice of the lacquer tree was painted. Brown and black are natural resin colors, while red is the color produced with hematite. Later, with the influence of France, the Vietnamese lacquer ware pattern began to integrate into the Western art, and the egg shell, animal bones, shells, etc. were embedded in the paint layer to form different shapes.


Coconut Shell Crafts

Coconut Shell Crafts

The Vietnamese made ingenious use of the special natural texture and texture of the coconut shell, as well as the traditional lacquer crafts of the country, to produce a lot of simple but exquisite crafts. For example, beautiful necklaces, bracelets, colorful bowls and hand-painted artistic soap box, the average price is about 2 dollars.


Handmade Lanterns

Handmade Lanterns

Walking on the streets of Hoi An, you can see many beautiful lanterns hanging in front of the houses, which is also a special product of Hoi An. The hometown of lanterns in Vietnam is in Hoi An. Hoi An lantern are very famous for its variety, color, workmanship and hoi an characteristics. Just be careful not to buy too big lanterns, it is not convenient to carry.


Hoi An Agilawood

Hoi An Agilawood

The Hoi An area and the Nha Trang area in central Vietnam are rich in agarwood. Hoi An agarwood is a superior tribute to the Chinese court in the ancient Vietnamese tribute, which shows that it is of great value. Nowadays, due to the decreasing production, the price has also risen, making it possible for unscrupulous traders to make fake product. Therefore, inexperienced people are not recommended to buy here. But you can buy the entry-level agarwood for less than $50.


Where to Buy in Hoi An?

Cho Hoi An

Cho Hoi An

Hoi An Market is the most popular shopping place in the ancient city, where sells fruits and vegetables, fresh produce, spices and silk. There are also rows of food stalls where you can taste authentic Vietnamese snacks. There is also a special tailoring area inside the market. After buying the fabric, you can find the tailor directly here to make Ao Dai. The best time to visit the Hoi An market is in the early morning. When the fishermen parked the fishing boats, the vendors rushed to pick the best fish of the day.


Address: Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu Streets, Hoi An, Vietnam


Hung Thai Tailor Shop

Hung Thai Tailor Shop

Opened in1993, Hung Thai is a very popular tailor shop, where you can customize not only traditional Ao Dai but also formal dresses and suits. The custom-made clothing here is of excellent quality, well-made and fit perfectly. Tailors are so skilled that they can even take measurements in 10 minutes and have their clothes ready in a few hours.


Address: 156 Tran Phu, 105 Tran Phu, Hoi An, Vietnam


Reaching Out Craft Shop

Reaching Out sells a variety of silver earrings, silk scarves, clothes, and other handicrafts, ranging in price from a few dollars to tens of dollars. Unlike other stores, most of these souvenirs come from people with disabilities.


Address: 103 Nguyen Thai Hoc


Hoi An Handicraft Workshop

Hoi An Handicraft Workshop

Hoi An Handicraft Workshop is the place to learn about the traditional crafts of Hoi An. This 200-year-old old house is decorated like a miniature of several handicraft villages. Visitors can enjoy the manufacturing process of various handicrafts: embroidery, pottery, woodcut, stone carving, lacquer painting, all on-site production, of course, the ready-made products are for sale.


Address: 9 D Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An


Tan Tan Personal Tailoring

Tan Tan Tailor Shop is located near the Anfu Hotel. The owner is a somewhat disabled Vietnamese girl, not only with great craftsmanship, but also with a warm attitude. The clothes made here are reasonable in price and can be taken in half a day after the size is right.


Address: 239 Nguyen Duy Hieu St, Hoi An


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