What To Buy & Where To Shop In Hoi An

What to buy- Where to Shop in Hoi An- Culture Pham Travel

Hoi An is a favorite destination of tourists, which captivates people with its timeless ancient beauty and idyllic and rustic lifestyle. Traveling here, anyone wants to save beautiful moments and buy some typical items as souvenirs. So, do you know what to buy and where to shop in Hoi An? Here are some suggestions you can refer to.

What to buy- Where to Shop in Hoi An- Culture Pham Travel


What To Buy In Hoi An?

Hoi An Lanterns

Lantern is one of the “specialties” of Hoi An ancient town. Coming here, you will be overwhelmed by lanterns hanging all over the streets and alleys in the old town.

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Especially, at night, its shimmering, brilliant beauty makes you get lost in a fairyland. This is a traditional handicraft product, which is considered a unique cultural feature by the locals. It is also a meaningful souvenir that you can buy as a gift for friends or family members.

Thanh Ha Potteries

What souvenirs to buy in Hoi An? If you are a lover of handicraft products here, you definitely cannot ignore Thanh Ha pottery – a sincere and ingenious gift that this land gives you.

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Souvenir products are mainly everyday items such as cups, bowls, vases, potted plants, etc. surely these handmade items will make visitors excited.

Hoi An Silk

Hoi An silk – a typical product of Hoi An town, you must buy it and take it home as a useful souvenir. Unlike ordinary fabrics, Hoi An silk has the characteristics of soft, light, and airy, without causing a hot or uncomfortable feeling, especially in the summer. Therefore, it is very popular with all kinds of tourists.

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Hoi An Silk- What to buy in Hoi An

If you would like to have a high-quality gift to memorize your Hoi An trip, there is nothing fitter than making clothes in Hoi An. Hoi An ancient town was an International trading port and a Silk road hub in the world so Hoi An tailor is a global brand. They can make everything for you perfectly within 24-48 hours with free fitting and designing.

If you are looking for a reasonable price gift from Hoi An silk, silk scarves, and ties would be just perfect. In this place, the products are extremely soft and lustrous. You can look in the fabric shop or clothing stores to get an item for just from 6USD.

Hoi An Leather Products

As a fashion lover, you can’t help but like leather shoes, bags, wallets, leather sandals, etc. in Hoi An with many impressive models. These products are chosen by many tourists because of their unique designs and good quality.

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What to buy in Hoi An

Leather goods here are mainly handmade with meticulous processing techniques, details can satisfy every customer. The price is also not too expensive for a beautiful, durable product. So please refer to it if you don’t know what to buy in Hoi An as a gift!

Kim Bong Wooden products

As famous as other Hoi An souvenirs. Wood carvings products have a rustic but delicate beauty. It is the result of the light of artisans from Kim Bong carpentry village in Hoi An with long-term experience in the profession. Sculptures and carvings are made of very unique materials such as bamboo roots, creating very realistic and soulful faces.

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What to buy & where to shop in Hoi An

With their creativity, artists can produce a variety of works in both designs and styles. Customers choose to buy ready-made shapes or order on demand. The price ranges from 6 USD to 15 USD, depending on the difficulty of the product.

Painting & Photography

Paintings and photography are considered what to buy in Hoi An ancient town and are favored by a lot of tourists. Most of the artwork consists of traditional Vietnamese life including nature, people, and costumes made by local artists.

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Located in an area of about 3 km2 but there are up to 100 galleries. That’s why it’s called a picture street or a picture market. From the day the old town was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage, the souvenir shop, and the painting market also began to be active. Some typical galleries such as La Gai, Kim Chi, Thon Viet, Ha Ly, …

Where to Shop in Hoi An?

After knowing what to buy in Hoi An, the next thing you wonder about is where to shop for quality and good prices. Rest assured, the business of tourism services is one of the main industries of this city. So it won’t be difficult to buy souvenirs, here are a few suggestions.

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Hoi An Central Market 

Opening hours: 5 am – 4 pm

Location: Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu street on the Thu Bon River

Hoi An Central Market is the largest market in the ancient town. It’s the place where you are immersed in the smell of fragrant herbs and spices, and the vibrant colors of Vietnamese traditional silk.

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Hoi An central market- Where to Shop in Hoi An

The market is busy during the daytime, especially in the morning. You can enjoy the busy daily activities here with the vegetable, fish, and meat stands located outside ready for sale in front of the row of Vietnamese cooking ingredients.

Inside the market is the food court with various Vietnamese food stands. For Hoi An silk and textiles, you can find these products on the east side of the Hoi An central market.

Hoi An Night Market

This is probably the typical shopping place in Hoi An that every tourist visits. The market starts operating from 17:00 to 23:00 daily, on a street nearly 300m long.

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Hoi An Night Market- Where to Shop in Hoi An

At the market, there are enough stalls selling all kinds of handicrafts, traditional ceramics, lanterns, and Hoi An cuisine. Here you will easily encounter familiar images of Hoi An as well as many folk arts and cultural activities that bring interesting experiences.

Address: Nguyen Hoang street, Hoi An old town.

Opening hours: from 19:00 to 21:30 every day.

Hoi An Lantern Market

After visiting the ancient town in the daytime, let’s enjoy Hoi An lantern market to admire the shimmering beauty of the lantern town. You can find them at stores like Ngoc Thu, and Tuoi Ngoc on Tran Phu Street, or shops on Nguyen Hue, Le Loi, and Nguyen Thai Hoc streets. The price is not too expensive, depending on the size, shape, and color of the lantern.

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Plus, you can learn how to make Hoi An lanterns and keep what you made as a souvenir under the professional guidance of the locals at Ngoc Thu Lantern Workshop at 109 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An or Nguyen Boi Lam Lantern at 97 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An, Vietnam.

Souvenir/ Tailor shops in the old town

There is a street specializing in selling souvenirs. After shopping in the heart of Hoi An ancient town, don’t forget to visit a few souvenir shops/ tailor shops located on Tran Phu, Nguyen Thai Hoc, Tran Hung Dao streets, etc. to have more choices.

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What to buy in Hoi An- Culture Pham Travel

For Hoi An tailor shop, we highly a family tailor shop named “Two Ladies Tailor” at 77 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoi An. They provide high-quality fabrics and updated styles/designs at a very reasonable price. They get high scores on Tripadvisor voted by all kinds of tourists for many years.

Opening hours: from 9:00 to 21:30 every day.

Hidden Thoughts

  • You should try to bargain and double-check with other sellers for the best price.
  • When you want to buy clothes or leather items, you should check and choose your favorite materials.
  • It’s better to buy lanterns at night when they are lit up.
  • Do some research online, and read the reviews before you want to buy them.

After finishing reading this article, I think you will know What to buy and where to shop in Hoi An already. Culture Pham Travel provides excellent private tours to all tourists with local private guides. Your happiness is our highest priority.

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