What to Buy in Vietnam

If you are travelling in Vietnam, but you don’t know what to buy and what is the best gift for your friends about Vietnam, the following is some suggestion:

Non la- Vietnam conical hat

Non La is considered as Vietnam cultural symbol which made out of such simple and available materials as palm leaves, bark of Moc tree and bamboo. Vietnam conical hat is designed to protect the wearer from the downpours of the rainy season like an umbrella and provides shade and protection from the heat during April and May when temperatures climb to unbearable levels.

You can buy in many traditional villages to get high- quality conical hats. The price ranges between VND 30,000 and VND 100,000 depending on its quality.

Ao Dai- Vietnam traditional customs

Ao Dai is a Vietnamese national costume, nowadays it is very popular with different designs and colors. If you really want to buy special thing about Vietnam, you should spend the time and find decent cloth and a good tailor for ao dai with the price about VND1, 500,000

Vietnamese Silk

Silk is extremely luxurious and only available to the nobility in Vietnam. It is woven from the cocoons of the silkworm. Silk and its beautiful products are affordable nowadays, so tourists have a chance to choose their favorites and gift them to friends and family

The price of high - quality silk is at least VND 70,000/m and over VND100, 000/m for premium kinds.


The art of hand-embroidered pieces of clothing and framed silk pictures is an old handicraft tradition in Vietnam which can be a new way of decoration in houses, in the offices or even in a large hall or in the conference room. It can be a cultural gift to show a new, unique art from a Far East country, Vietnam. Tourists can buy directly from the artists in the rural villages of northern Vietnam where they are made

The price for each hand- embroidered is about VND 500,000- VND 2, 000,000 and above which depends on the size of each picture.

Vietnamese Coffee

It is a big missing if you don’t buy strong and flavorful Vietnam coffee- the world's second-largest coffee producer when you come here. It’s a great taste and also the great gifts for your friends.

You can buy in every Vietnamese owned market or go directly to Trung Nguyen Coffee Store.

Please come back  Vietnam shopping guide  to get more information about shopping guide and tips in Vietnam and visit  Vietnam visa requirement  for information about visa.

Have a nice trip! 

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