Top Souvenirs To Buy In Ho Chi Minh City

Conical Hat Or Non La In Vietnam Tracy

1. Traditional Ao Dai (the Vietnam Traditional Long Dress)

Vietnamese Ao Dai is famous all over the world for its unique design which improve the beauty of women who wear it. Ao Dai has become Vietnamese national costume and one of the most popular souvenirs from Vietnam. Many tourists come to Vietnam and have custom-made Ao Dai for themselves.

Vietnamese Ao Dai

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Where to buy material to make Ao Dai in Ho Chi Minh city?

  • Soai Kinh Lam fabric market at 545 Tran Hung Dao street, District 5
  • Tan Dinh market at 48 Ma Lo street, District 1
  • Ben Thanh market on Le Loi street, District 1
  • Binh Tay market at 57 Thap Muoi street, District 6
  • An Dong market at crossroads of Tran Phu street and An Duong Vuong street, District 5
  • Tan Binh market on Ly Thuong Kiet street, District Tan Binh
  • ABC Fabric Shop at 19 Ly Chinh Thang street, District 3
  • ABC Fabric Shop at 407 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 3

Where to make tailor made Ao Dai in Ho Chi Minh city?

  • Ao Dai Thiet Lap at Pasteur street, District 1
  • Ao Dai Nha at Pasteur street, District 1
  • Ao Dai Phuong at Pasteur street, District 1
  • Ao Dai Nguyet at 31B Thủ Khoa Huân street, District 1
  • Ao Dai Lien Huong at 111 Pasteur street, District 3
  • Ao Dai Ngoc Chau at 148 Nguyen Thien Thuat street, District 3
  • Ao Dai Thu Thuy at 269 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, District 3
  • Ao Dai Cham Khanh at 327 Nguyen Dinh Chieu street, District 3
  • Ao Dai Thuan Viet at 98 Ly Tu Trong, District 1

2. Non La (Conical Hat or Leaf Hat)

Non La commonly seen as the symbol of Vietnam which is wet rice civilization. Non La appeared in the middle of 13th century. Being convenient and useful, Non La has been used popularly in daily life in Vietnam, especially in rural areas. Vietnamese people wear Non La to protect themselves from sunshine and rain. In harmonious combination with Ao Dai and Ao Ba Ba, the Non La creates romantic and charming beauty of Vietnamese women. Various decorated Non La is sold popularly in tourist destinations. If you think a Non La doesn’t fit your luggage, a wind chime in conical hat shape could be a great choice.

Painting Souvenir In Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

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Where to buy Non La in Ho Chi Minh city? You can easily find it at Ben Thanh market or in any souvenir shop in the city:

  • 4A stall in Binh Tay market, District 6
  • LTK37 stall to LTK43 in Binh Tay market, District 6
  • Bui Vien area

3. Handicraft

Handicraft is one of the most popular souvenir in Vietnam as well as in Ho Chi Minh city. There a huge variety of handicrafts that made by skillful Vietnamese artists. There are many kinds of  handicrafts for your choice such as trays, embroidery,  vases, rosewood boxes, wood-block prints, lacquer ware, reed mats, carpets, ceramics and leather work. The patterns are usually about Vietnamese people’s life, especially the life in rural area.

3. Handicraft

Where to buy handicraft in Ho Chi Minh city? You can easily find handicrafts at Ben Thanh market or in any souvenir shop in the city.

  • Nga Art and Craft at 81 Mac Thi Buoi street, District 1
  • Cistra Gifts & Crafts stall at 84 Nguyen Hue street, District 1
  • Cistra Gifts & Crafts stall at 66B Nguyen Hue street, District 1

4. Brocade

The craft of weaving brocade has existed hundreds of years ago. In recent days, brocades of Vietnam deserve to be celebrated as a national treasure. Brocade items, which come in a wide variety of shapes, colors and purposes, are made by ethnic minority people from different regions of Vietnam. Brocade is a good choice for you to buy a souvenir in Vietnam.

4. Brocade

Where to buy brocade in Ho Chi Minh city? You can find brocade items at Ben Thanh market or in any souvenir shop in the city.

  • Vietnamese Brocade (Thổ Cẩm Việt) shop at 767 Tran Hung Đao street, District 1
  • Traditional Brocade (Thổ Cẩm Dân Tộc) shop at 729 Le Hong Phong street, District 10
  • Kỳ Đồng alley, District 3

5. Hand fan

Hand fan, which is usually made of paper on a bamboo frame, is a useful thing in Vietnamese life. It has played an important role in the country’s rich culture. Hand fans are seen in beautiful Vietnamese traditional dance. Hand fans with calligraphy remind of Confucianism in Vietnam. Today Vietnamese hand fan, which is made of paper or silk and decorated or painted are one of the best souvenirs in our country.

Fan In Vietnam Tracy

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Where to buy handicraft in Ho Chi Minh city? Colorful hand fans are sold at Ben Thanh market, many grocery stores in Binh Tay market area or in any souvenir shop in the city.

6. Shell craft

Shell craft – decorative objects or decorating surfaces made of seashells is also a good choice for tourists who travel to Vietnam. All of them are designed and made by skilled Vietnamese artists. Shell crafts are usually sold on the beach in Vietnam.

6. Shell craft

Where to buy shell craft in Ho Chi Minh city? Shell craft are sold at Ben Thanh market or in any souvenir shop in the city.

7. Sand painting

Sand painting is one of the most special souvenir in Vietnam. Sand paintings are the pride of Vietnamese people. This kind of art has existed in Vietnam since 1997. The artist pours sands into a transparent cup and use a spoon to paint the picture. It needs to focus for a long time to finish the painting. You will be impressed with the work of this art and so is the receiver of your gift. Most paintings are about daily life of Vietnamese people and beautiful scenery in the countryside. You also can order a sand painting of your choice. It’s really a unique gift.

Sand Painting In Vietnam Tracy

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Where to buy  sand painting in Ho Chi Minh city?

  • Sand painting Y Lan at AB 52 Bau Cat street, District Tan Binh
  • Sand painting Van Thien Sa at 136 3 Thang 2 street, District 10
  • Sand painting Van Thien Sa at 163, 3 Thang 2 street, District 10
  • Trade Center at 35Bis-45 Le Thanh Ton street, District 1
  • Fahasa bookstore at 40 Nguyen Hue street, District 1
  • Xuan Thu bookstore at 391 Tran Hung Đao street, District 1
  • Tan Đinh bookstore at 387-389 Hai Ba Trung street, District 1
  • Sand painting  Phuong Vy in an ally at 98C Nguyen Dinh Chieu street, District 1

9. Bamboo dragonfly

Bamboo dragonfly is a souvenir which you can only find in Vietnam. It’s a small and fun gift. Nice and lively dragonflies are made of bamboo and decorated colorfully. An interesting fact is that the bamboo dragonfly can stand by its mouth on any surface, even your finger.

9. Bamboo dragonfly

Where to buy bamboo dragonfly in Ho Chi Minh city? Bamboo dragonfly are sold at Ben Thanh market or in any souvenir shop in the city.

9. Dried foods

There are hundreds of dried foods which are specialties in Vietnam. Some of the most popular are dried squid, beef jerky, fish jerky, dried jack fruit, dried banana, dried lotus seeds, dried coconut meat… All of them are delicious.

Dry Foods In Vietnam

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Where to buy dried foods in Ho Chi Minh city?

  • Tan Dinh market at 48 Ma Lo street, District 1
  • Ben Thanh market on Le Loi street, District 1
  • Binh Tay market at 57 Thap Muoi street, District 6
  • An Dong market at crossroads of Tran Phu street and An Duong Vuong street, District 5
  • Tan Binh market on Ly Thuong Kiet street, District Tan Binh

10. Bamboo souvenir

Bamboo symbolizes the strong spirit and energy of Vietnamese people and the country. Bamboo products are used widely in Vietnam because it’s cheap and environmentally friendly. Why do not by a souvenir made of bamboo when you travel to Vietnam? There are many bamboo products for you to buy such as bookmark, tray, cosmetic box…

Bamboo Souvenirs In Vietnam

Where to buy bamboo souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh city? They are sold at Ben Thanh market or in any souvenir shop in the city.

11. Silk

When you travel to Vietnam, where silk originated and has been made for decades, it’s a must for you to buy some high quality silk. Silk and its beautiful products (scarfs, clothes, handbags…) are special gifts to your friends and family.

11. Silk

Where to buy silk and silk products in Ho Chi Minh city?

  • Soai Kinh Lam fabric market at 545 Tran Hung Dao street, District 5
  • Tan Dinh market at 48 Ma Lo street, District 1
  • Ben Thanh market on Le Loi street, District 1
  • Binh Tay market at 57 Thap Muoi street, District 6
  • An Dong market at crossroads of Tran Phu street and An Duong Vuong street, District 5
  • Tan Binh market on Ly Thuong Kiet street, District Tan Binh

12. Vietnamese paintings

Đông Hồ folk woodcut painting, shaving smoked bamboo painting, silk painting, rice painting… are unique souvenirs that you can buy in Vietnam. Most of them are about Vietnamese people and peaceful sights.

Dong Ho Painting Souvenir In Vietnam

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Where to buy Vietnamese paintings in Ho Chi Minh city?

  • Tran Phu street, District 5
  • Painting shop at 208 Nguyen Trai street, District 1
  • Fahasa bookstore at 40 Nguyen Hue street, District 1

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