"Night Market : Shopping for Bags" Street Vendors Tip by arni_ph075

Street Vendors, Hanoi: 4 reviews and 13 photos


On the doorstep of my hotel there is the weekend night market, great place to look for bargains.. I was able to buy the 2 handmade embroidered bags for only 90,000 dong. Of course its after a long bargaining as initial price is 120,000 for the 2.

The seller are an old couple, they dont have their own booth, only on a cloth placed on the streets, with their bags and they dont speak English, since I dont speak Vietnamese either, we bargain with calculator , LOTS OF SMILES and a lot of facial expression. :-)

Its one of the best deals that Ive got, as on some of the stalls at the night market, one bag is selling at 100,000 each, goodness how I wish I bought more. :-)

Night market / local market is always a great introduction to the local culture...

Dress Code: hide your camera, as its a testament that you are a tourist, and almost automatically increase the price by X times.

street smarts, there are some petty crimes, pick pockets since lots of people..

Directions: DOn Xuan- Hang Duong street
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 17, 2006
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