Traveling to Hanoi, besides visiting the famous pagodas, beauty spots, enjoying specialty dishes, travelers have a need to buy souvenirs that they can take home to remind them of the journey they take. Ao dai, the Vietnamese national costume, is a product that we think travelers cannot miss. Where to buy Ao Dai in Hanoi, Vietnam? To be able to own a beautiful ao dai, travelers can head to one of the following famous places.
Ao Dai Minh Duc
Ao Dai Minh Duc store is favored by many customers. They come from all over Vietnam as well as from all over the world such as UK, Angola, India, Australia, Poland, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, Dubai, Taiwan, Germany, Korea, USA, Kenya, Italy, Malaysia, Nigeria, Japan, France, Czech, Cyprus, Thailand, Switzerland, China. Ao Dai Minh Duc Store specializes in designing and making Vietnamese long dress. It is famous for its quality and price. At the store, you will have your ao dai hand-embroidered by the extremely skillful tailoring team. to get an ao dai tailored, you will take about from 3 to 5 days. If you do not have a lot of time, you can buy ready-made ao dais at the store. Depending on the material you want your dress to be (silk, velvet, etc.) and the complexity of the texture and patterns on it, the price will vary; you should make ready to pay over 2,300,000 VND (100 USD) for a piece.
Address: 41 Dang Tien Dong Street, Trung Liet, Dong Da, Hanoi, Vietnam, +84 24 6276 2064.
Ao Dai Thanh Mai
Ao Dai Thanh Mai has operated for more than 10 years in Hanoi City and has been famous for being one of the best ao dai makers in the city. Thanh Mai offers a wide range of styles that range from the traditional ao dais to modern ones, lace or other materials, having sleeves or not. Besides making ao dais according to the requirements of customers, Thanh Mai also has rental services. You can rent a piece for a few days at a price. Usually renting price for a piece is from 150,000 VND (7 USD) – 500,000 VND (22 USD).
Address & phone:
- 428 Bach Mai Street, Truong Định, Hai Ba Trưng, Ha Noi, Vietnam, +84 24 2212 2859.
- 435 Hoàng Quốc Việt, +84 977 627 623.
Van Phuc Silk Trade Village
Van Phuc is located five miles (eight kilometers) southwest of Hanoi’s center and was established over a century ago. It is a traditional silk weaving village and is one of the most visited craft villages in Vietnam, quite similar to Thanh Ha Pottery Village in Hoi An. The silk from Van Phuc is exported countrywide, regionally, and even to the European market.
Many products made of silk in shops in Van Phuc are sold such as shirts, dresses, blouses, and of course, ao dais. All of them are made by local artisans using traditional looms. Other souvenirs such as bedding and tablecloths are also found here. What’s great is that the cost for an ao dai here is just about 350,000 VND (15 USD)
Address: Van Phuc Ward, Ha Dong District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Luong Van Can Street
The Old Quarter in Hanoi City has is many ao dai stores along its 16 streets. Luong Van Can street is just 980 feet (300 meters) in length, but all shops here seem to sell ao dais. Products in the shops are different from materials, designs, styles, and prices. The cheapest ao dai has a price of about 350,000 VND (15 USD) and the more expensive ones can go upwards of about 4,700,000 VND (200 USD). Because shops are located in the Old Quarter, which is full of tourists, bargaining is a necessary thing. If you do not have a lot of time and are in a hurry to get yourself an ao dai, Luong Van Can street is where you should head to.
Address: Luong Van Can Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam.