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20 Things To Buy In Vietnam - 2020 Travel Guide

20 Things To Buy In Vietnam - 2020 Travel Guide

20 Things To Buy In Vietnam - 2020 Travel Guide

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     1. Ao dai - The national costume of Vietnam

    Ao dai is the national costume of Vietnam. It is a highlight in Vietnamese fashion, which follows both traditional and temporary styles, symbolizing for Vietnamese feminine beauty.

    Ao dai is the combination of elegant tight fitted dress and long stylish pants.

    Because Ao dai is available at many stores throughout the country, you can easily find a suitable one for yourself or for gifts. Normally, this outfit is already in the ready-to-buy form, but if you want to make some priority with the material and the design, you can buy the cloths first and then order at some tailor’s, but it does certainly cost higher. Hanoi, Hue, Hoian and Ho Chi Minh are the 4 places that are the most famous for Ao dai, you should check them out!

    ao-dai-vietnam-buy-hanoi-hoian-hue-ho-chi-minh

    Ao dai is suitable for all women of all ages. It will be such a surprising gift for your mother, your sister or your grandmother. The price of a set of Ao dai may vary, depending on different designs, materials, quality, and colors. 

    Price: VND 500,000 - VND 2,000,000/set

    See how Ao dai evolve throughout the time:

    Where to buy Ao dai in Vietnam

    Here is our suggestion of some stores providing Ao dai:

    Where to buy ao dai in Hanoi

    Ao dai Minh Duc - 41 Dang Tien Dong Street, Trung Liet Ward, Dong Da District

    Huu la la - 2 Nha Chung  Street, Hang trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District

    Thanh Mai

    - 428 Bach Mai Street, Truong Dinh Ward, Hai Ba Trung District

    - 435 Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Co Nhue 1 Ward, Tu Liem District

    Where to buy Ao dai in Hue

    Ao dai Minh Tan - 57 Nguyen Sinh Cung Street, Vy Da Ward, Hue City 

    Ao dai Bich Thuy

    - 47 Vo Thi Sau Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City

    - 15 Chu Van An Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City

    Where to buy Ao dai in Ho Chi Minh City

    Ao dai Ngoc Chau - 148 Nguyen Thien Thuat Street, Ward 3, District 3

    Ao dai Lien Huong - 111 Pasteur Street, Ward 6, District 3

    2. Silk - The high-fashion and charming material

    silk-vietnam

    Silk, or “lụa” in Vietnamese, which used to be considered as a luxurious material, was worn by the Imperials and high class. Also, Ao dai, which is the traditional costume, is often handmade of silk. Nowadays, Vietnamese designers use it to create high-fashion items that are to appear in famous fashion shows. Though Italia, Chinese, Japanese silks have good reputations, Vietnamese silk gains its own distinctive charm in the area.

    When it comes to Vietnamese silk, you can easily get access to some traditional villages where silk is still made on conventional handlooms and hence gives the best textiles. It is highly recommended that you buy it at Van Phuc silk village in Hanoi. However, as silk is sold widely in Vietnam, you can also find it in any markets or silk stores, especially on Hang Gai Street of Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoian Ancient Town and Ho Chi Minh City.

    Normally, these stores sell silk fabric, but sometimes and other silk items such as a scarf, bag, tie, etc are available.

    Price: VND 150,000/meter 

    See how Silk in Vietnam is made:

    Where to buy Silk in Vietnam

    Here is our suggestion of some stores providing silk:

    Where to buy Silk in Hanoi

    Le Minh - 104 Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District

    Phuc Hung Silk - 29/75 Lua Street, Ha Dong District

    Lua Ha Silk - 538 Thuy Khue Street, West Lake District

    Kenly Silk - 108 Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem District

    Where to buy Silk in Hoian

    Bao Khanh Silk - 101 Tran Hung Dao Street, Son Phong Ward 

    B’lan Silk - 23 Tran Phu Street, Minh An Ward

    Where to buy Silk in Ho Chi Minh City

    Thai Tuan Silk - 419 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ward 8, District 3

    Kenly Silk - 132 Le Thanh Ton Street (near Ben Thanh Market)

    3. Conical hats - a symbol of Vietnamese agriculture

    conical hat

    Conical hat, or straw hat, or "Non la" has long been the symbol of Vietnam, it stems from a legend related to Vietnam’s rice-growing culture. Being in the shape of a circular cone, conical hats are made of palm leaves, bamboo cataphylls and is an ideal souvenir for tourists traveling to Vietnam. This stuff is kinda versatile when can be used in any weather conditions to help users feel more comfortable. Also, nowadays, there are a variety of types, varying in designs, alongside with sizes and quantity, which makes it easier to select.

    The conical hat is the most suitable for those who enjoy outdoor activities such as gardening. You can find this souvenir at almost all souvenir shops along with the country at a cheap price. But it is highly recommended for you to buy directly at some villages such as Chuong conical hat village (Hanoi), Phu Cam conical hat village, Tay Ho conical hat village (Hue).

    Price: VND 10,000 - VND 50,000

    Explore a Non La-making village:

    Where to buy conical hats in Vietnam

    Here is our suggestion of some stores providing conical hats:

    Where to buy conical hats in Hanoi

    Dong Xuan Market - Hang Khoai Street, Dong Xuan Ward, Hoan Kiem District

    Where to buy conical hats in Hue

    Dong Ba Market - 2 Tran Hung Dao, Phu Hoa Ward, Hue City

    Where to buy conical hats in Ho Chi Minh City

    Ben Thanh Market - Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

    4. Hand embroidery - The special gift for your precious ones

    woman hand embroidery

    Vietnam is famous for its embroidery art. The products include embroidered quilts, bedsheets, pillowcases, table runners, bags, clothes, scarfs, purses, nightdresses, etc. 

    Hanoi is a great place to purchase this kind of product because there is a wide range of in selection, quality, and price. Also, if you have a chance to visit Sapa, you can get access to different villages of the valley, where you can see how handmade embroidery products are made and buy them in the local markets. The best items are usually found on special cotton and linen and the best designs. Anybody who appreciates hard work and culture will definitely like these beautiful handmade gifts.

    This is an ideal option for gifts to those who are passionate about culture or just simply the special ones in your life (mother, wife, girlfriend)

    Price: depending on different products (bags, clothes, pillowcase, bedsheets, etc), ranging from VND 50,000 to VND VND 1,000,000

    Hand embroidery - A big part of the Vietnamese culture

    Where to buy hand embroidery in Vietnam

    Here is our suggestion of some stores providing hand embroidery:

    Where to buy hand embroidery in Hanoi

    Tan My Design - 61 Hang Gai Street, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District

    May Store - 7 Nha Tho Street, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District

    Ninh Khuong Hand Embroidery - 76 Hang Gai Street, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District

    Where to buy hand embroidery in Hoian

    XQ Hoi An - 27 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street - Minh An Ward

    Where to buy hand embroidery in Ho Chi Minh City

    Ninh Khuong Hand Embroidery - 42 Le Loi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

    XQ Sai Gon

    - 147 Dong Khoi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

    - 106 Le Loi Street (near Benh Thanh Market)

    - 4A Tran Hung Dao Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1

    5. Bamboo and woody products - The eco-friendly souvenirs

    colorful bamboo items

    Bamboo and wooden products in Vietnam are two of the most popular kinds of souvenirs that are sold in almost every tourist site in Vietnam. They are all handmade and available in a wide range of designs and colors.

    The typical bamboo items are baskets, strays, bowls, hats, decorative things (especially the cute dragonfly that can stand on its mouth), chopsticks or even furniture. Timber products are quite the same. These two products are not also cheap, but also eco-friendly. They are such smart choices for your family. But remember to choose authentic ones.

    Price: depending on different items (clothing items, decorative things, furniture, etc) 

    Where to buy bamboo and woody products in Vietnam

    Here is our suggestion of stores providing Bamboo and woody products:

    Where to buy bamboo and woody products in Hanoi

    Dong Xuan Market - Hang Khoai Street, Dong Xuan Ward, Hoan Kiem District

    Where to buy bamboo and woody products in Hue

    Dong Ba Market, 2 Tran Hung Dao Street, Phu Hoa Ward, Hue City

    Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street - Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Phu Hoi Ward - Hue City

    Where to buy bamboo and woody products in Hoian

    Reaching Out - 103 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Minh An Ward

    Where to buy bamboo and woody products in Ho Chi Minh City

    Ben Thanh Market - Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

    6. Pottery - An appealing and handmade kind of souvenirs

    Pottery is another ideal kind of Vietnamese souvenirs that you can bring home. There are a variety of ceramic products, including vase, bowl, dish, cup, etc, which are appealing and beautiful in different colors and patterns. All of these ceramic items are hand-crafted based on traditional methods

    vietnam traditional pottery

    In Vietnam, pottery can be found at many stores, but if you have a chance, we recommend that you should pay a visit to some traditional villages such as Bat Trang (Hanoi), Phuoc Tich (Hue), Thanh Ha (Hoian) to buy them directly, as well as experience these products’ making process. 

    The price is affordable, but sometimes high because of the quality and size. By the way, be careful when handling them because they are rather fragile.

    Price: depending on different products (vase, bowl, dish, cup, etc), ranging from VND 20,000 to VND 10,000,000

    Exploring the ancient pottery village in Vietnam

    Where to buy pottery in Vietnam

    Here is our suggestion of some stores providing pottery:

    Where to buy pottery in Hanoi

    Quang Ceramics Store - 93 Ba Trieu Street, Nguyen Du Ward, Hai Ba Trung District

    Cerender Ceramics - 11A Trang Thi Street, Trang Tien Ward, Hoan Kiem District

    Where to buy pottery in Ho Chi Minh City

    Hey Camel Ceramics - 116/19A Tran Quoc Toan Street, Ward 7, District 3

    7. Ethnic handicraft products - Reflexion of Vietnamese ethnic cultures

    ethic vietnam items

    Ethnic handicraft is a type of art that includes products made by minority groups living in Vietnam. Each group has its own distinct culture, which is depicted in its patterns and clothing styles. The most popular items are scarf, bag, textiles, paintings, clothing items, and even woodworks, all of which are unique and impressive. 

    This is an ideal gift for those who are into exotic cultures. Normally, these products are widely sold in almost every site, but if you want to buy the authentic ones, find some stores that provide the true handmade items, though they are maybe more expensive. If you have an opportunity to travel to the Northern region or the Highland region, you can observe the making process and then buy these products directly. Traveling, basically, is experiencing.

    Price: depending on different items (scarves, bags, painting, clothing items, woodworks, etc), but in general it ranges from VND 30,000 - VND 500,000

    Watch how H'mong women make their own pillow:

    Where to buy ethnic handicraft in Vietnam

    Here is our suggestion of some stores providing ethnic handicraft:

    Where to buy ethnic handicraft in Hanoi

    Shop Craft Link - 43 & 51 Van Mieu Street, Van Mieu Ward, Dong Da District

    Indigenous - 36 Au Trieu Street, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District

    Or you can travel to Sapa and explore all the ethnic handicraft HERE

    Where to buy ethnic handicraft in Quang Binh

    Tree Hugger Café - 30 Nguyen Du Street, Dong My Ward, Dong Hoi City

    8. Vietnamese paintings - The storyteller about Vietnamese culture

    Vietnamese painting is a unique product that depicts every moment of Vietnam in an iconic artistic way. Normally, there are a lot of painting materials such as silk, sand, oil, etc, each of which has its own characteristics and beauty. Besides, these paintings are rich in colors and motives but they are all incredible for the story insides. Hanging these pictures on the walls is one of the good ways to decorate your house. In Vietnam, it is not difficult to find a store that provides these paintings because these paintings are sold at many souvenir shops and bookstores. However, the price may be rather higher than other kinds of souvenirs, but it is worth collecting.

    vietnam painting

    Price: VND 250,000 - VND 1,500,000

    See which art matches your aesthetics philosophy: 

    Where to buy Vietnamese paintings in Vietnam

    Where to buy Vietnamese paintings in Hanoi

    Amazing Hanoi - 71  Hang Gai Street, Hang Gai Ward, Hoan Kiem District

    Where to buy Vietnamese paintings in Hue

    Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street - Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City

    Where to buy Vietnamese paintings in Hoian

    Hoian Fine Art Gallery - 42 Phan Boi Chau Street, Son Phong Ward

    9. Vietnamese musical instruments -  Traditional and unique instruments

    Musical instruments are also favorite kinds of souvenirs in Vietnam for their sweet tones and other feature of Vietnamese music. Among them, bamboo flutes, Vietnamese violin (dan Nhi), and mini t’rungs are the most popular choices. They are occasionally hand-craft and easy to handle.

    They are widely used and it is not difficult to find a Vietnamese musical instrument store. But by the way, check the instruments carefully when purchasing because there are many products not good as they may seem.

    Price: depending on the kind of instruments (flutes, Vietnamese violins, t’rungs, drums, etc), ranging from VND 50,000 to VND 1,500,000

    Or you can watch a classical Vietnamese music show at the famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre in Ha Noi:

    10. Lacquerware - The distinctive artworks of Vietnam

    Vietnam has long traditions of lacquer work. Indeed, lacquerware-making in Vietnam has been a unique art form for many years. Lacquer products in Vietnam are jewelry boxes, photograph albums, dishes, bowls, vases, which all have distinctive styles and quality, compared to those from other Asian countries. Normally, it takes 20 stages and 100 days to make high-quality lacquer products, followed by hard and careful work of the lacquer makers. There are some galleries featuring this art where you can find really great collections.

    These products are the most suitable for some senior family members, as well as your friends. Though lacquer art is highly developed in Hue, Hoian, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, you can find this souvenir at many tourist sites. However, be careful when purchasing lacquerware because they may be in low quality and condition.

    Price: VND 180,000 - VND 1,500,000

    Watch a lacquerware factory in Vietnam:

    Where to buy Lacquerware in Vietnam

    Here is our suggestion of some stores providing Lacquerware:

    Where to buy Lacquerware in Hanoi

    Minh Tam Lacquerware - 2 Hang Bong Street, Hang Gai Ward, Hoan Kiem District

    An Duy Lacquer - 25 Hang Trong Street, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District

    Thu Huong Lacquer Arts - 118 Nguyen Khanh Toan Street, Cau Giay District

    Where to buy Lacquerware in Hue

    Dong Ba Lacquerware store - 47 Tran Hung Dao Street, Phu Hoa Ward, Hue City

    Tinh Hoa Art Shop - 6B Vo Thi Sau Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City

    Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street - Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City

    Where to buy Lacquerware in Hoian

    Lam Kieu traditional lacquerware and sculpture, 41 Tran Phu Street, Minh An Ward

    Where to buy Lacquerware in Ho Chi Minh City

    Ben Thanh Market - Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

    Minh Phuong Lacquer-ware Gallery - 40 Phung Khac Khoan Street, Dakao Ward, District 1

    11. History printing products - Necessary for knowledgeable travelers

    Vietnam is famous for its historical and architectural heritage. Some of them are Hue Citadel, Nguyen’s famous tombs, Hanoi Literature Temple, etc. Visiting these sites, you may need a book, or just a brochure to acknowledge the history, along with other interesting information about them. These products are sold at some corners of each destination, including not only the Vietnamese version but also the English one. Traveling would not be nicer when you gain cultural knowledge on your own holiday.

    Price: Depending on the sizes and printing materials of books 

    12. Calligraphy - The meaningful and special word art

    Vietnamese calligraphy, for a long time, has become a meaningful custom in daily life, as well as on some special occasion. Calligraphy refers to works using scripts, including both the Chinese-based characters and Latin-based ones, in different styles.

    During tet holiday, giving this form of writing is believed to bring happiness and wealth to families. Also, the art of calligraphy is performed at some well-known festivals. Calligraphy is an indispensable part of Vietnamese culture. This type of artwork is printed and sold on many street pavements or in bookshops. Plus, Hue and Hanoi are the 2 most famous places for calligraphy.

    Price: VND 200,000 - VND 500,000

    Buying/ asking for Calligraphy is a part of Vietnamese culture:

    13. Lanterns - A colorful symbol of luck, health, and happiness

    Chinese or Japanese lanterns may seem familiar with you before, but Vietnamese ones are rather one of a kind. As Hoian used to be a trading port, there is inter-culture in this old town. Lantern hence is a special product of Hoian ancient town. Once traveling there, you will be deeply impressed by the gorgeousity of lanterns hanging in front of almost every house to bring luck, health, and happiness.

    Hoian lanterns are special for its design and durability. Normally, they are made of brocade or silk. They are in a variety of shapes such as circle, diamond, garlic,..., as well as the colors. It’s better to buy lanterns at night because you will be able to check how they are when lit up. Lanterns are really suitable to decorate your house. You can buy them at many local shops in Hoi An. There are also many available shops in other cities such as Hue, Hanoi. Price varies due to the difference in size, color, and material.

    Price: VND 30,000 - VND 150,000

    If you go to Hoian, buying lanterns is a great way to understand the beauty of this small lovely town

    Where to buy Lanterns in Vietnam

    Here is our suggestion of some stores providing lanterns:

    Where to buy Lanterns in Hanoi

    Lantern Lounge - 80 Ma May Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District

    Where to buy Lanterns in Hue

    Dong Ba Market - 2 Tran Hung Dao Street, Phu Hoa Ward, Hue City

    Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street - Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City

    Where to buy Lanterns in Hoian

    Ngoc Thu Lantern shop - 109 Tran Phu Street, Minh An Ward 

    Hoi An Lantern - 276/2 Cua Dai Street, Cam Chau Ward

    Where to buy Lanterns in Ho Chi Minh City

    Ben Thanh Market - Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

    14. Dried fruit (O mai) - A special gift of Hanoians

    o mai vietnam

    O mai is a specialty of Hanoi, which is sugared or salted dried fruits, mixed with other spices to gain a harmonious taste. The most common fruits that are used to make O mai are apricot, plum, peach, kumquat, and mango. 

    To many Hanoians, O mai is not only a kind of snack, but it is also a gift in some special occasions. Its flavor is the best when served with a cup of lotus tea.

    This is the best gift for those enjoying dried fruits and want to have interesting tea breaks. There are a lot of O mai brands in Vietnam, but we highly recommend Hong Lam and Tien Thinh, which are the most famous and popular. These stores are available in every part of Hanoi and the price may vary, based on different types of fruits, as well as the brands.

    Price: VND 40,000 - VND 150,000/box

    Or you can see this recipe to make it at home:

    Where to buy O mai

    Here is our suggestion of some stores providing O mai:

    Where to buy O mai Hong Lam

    - 11 Hang Duong Street, Hang Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

    - 143 Cau Giay Street, Quan Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi

    - 82-84 Ham Nghi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh

    - 398 Le Van Sy, Ward 2, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh

    Where to buy O mai Tien Thinh

    - 21 Hang Duong Street, Hang Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

    - 25 Phan Dinh Phung Street, Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

    15. Fish sauce - A staple sauce of Vietnamese cuisine

    Fish sauce, which is a condiment fermented from salted fish, is a familiar and staple seasoning in Vietnamese cuisine. In Vietnam, you can easily buy fish sauce in any coastal area, but Phu Quoc is known for its high-quality sauce for a long time. Phu Quoc fish sauce, thus, may have a higher price than one in other areas.

    However, carrying this kind of sauce may lead to certain problems. You should beware because if there is a leak, you will have a funky gift coming off the luggage. Plus, it is not allowed to bring this kind of liquid on the plane. Hence, the best way is that you buy a product which is already exported to your country.

    Price: VND 150,000 - VND 180,000/650 ml

    How Vietnamese fish sauce (nước mắm) is made: A story about love, hard work and cultural presevation

    16. Tea - A pure and fresh beverage of Vietnam

    Tea is one of the favorite beverages of Vietnamese of all ages and it plays an important role in Vietnamese culture. Sipped at any period of the day, from early morning to evening, this drink always brings peace in mind to people, even they are in the busiest time. Normally, there are 3 main categories of tea: green tea (tra xanh), plain black tea (tra man) and scented tea (tra uop huong). While the young prefer scented tea, green tea and plain black tea are appreciated because people believe they bring a unique and pure taste, which combines both sweetness and bitterness. Having a tea talk with friends insides on a gloomy day, or just serve yourself a pot of tea, along with some cookies and favorite music can definitely make your day. In Vietnam, you can buy tea at many stores and markets, which can be easily found in any part of the country. Or, you can try out the royal tea in Hue.

    Price: depending on different kinds of tea, ranging from VND 100,000 - VND 300,000/kilogram

    17. Vietnamese coffee grounds and beans - A Highland’s special gift

    vietnam traditional coffee

    If you are a fan of coffee, it will be a mistake not to try (and buy) Vietnam’s coffee. In fact, Vietnam has long been well-known for being one of the biggest coffee exporting countries in the world and its coffee is distinctive from any other kind of coffee in the world. And as you may know, Buon Me Thuot’s coffee, which is produced in the Highland area, is such a well-known brand in the world’s coffee market.

    You can find coffee anywhere throughout the country, from local markets, coffee shops, shopping malls to coffee companies. We suggest you buy directly at retail stores, or order at some coffee shops if you find theirs good. However, be careful when buying because there may be fake coffee. The price may vary due to different types and qualities.

    Price: VND 100,000 - VND 500,000/kilogram

    A fantastic show of Vietnamese street coffee

    Where to buy coffee grounds and beans in Vietnam

    Where to buy coffee grounds and beans in Hanoi

    Kim Lai Café - 99 Hang Buom Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District

    Café Mai - 79 Le Van Huu Street, Ngo Thi Nham Ward, Hai Ba Trung District

    Punto Italia Café  - 62 To Ngoc Van Street, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District

    Where to buy coffee grounds and beans in Hue

    Da Lat Chon Xua Café - 162 Phan Chu Trinh Street

    Where to buy coffee grounds and beans in Hoian

    Hoian Roastery

    - 135 Tran Phu Street, Minh An Ward

    - 31 Tran Phu Street, Minh An Ward

    Cocobox Café Farm Shop

    - 94 Le Loi Street, Minh An Ward

    - 42 Bach Dang Street, Minh Anh Ward

    Where to buy coffee grounds and beans in Ho Chi Minh City

    Ben Thanh Market - Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

    Trung Nguyen Café - G7 Counter, 207 Nguyen Van Troi Street, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District

    18. Coconut candy - A sweet treat from Southern Vietnam

    Hailing from Ben Tre Province where coconut trees are so indigenous, coconut candy is such a sweet specialty. There are a lot of flavors such as the original one, pandan, durian, or chocolate. What makes this kind of candy so special is not only its great taste but also the edible rice thin wrapper around it.

    This is a great gift for friends and family members or who have a sweet tooth. The price is rather cheap and it is sold both in Ben Tre and other provinces of the Mekong deltas as well.

    Price: VND 30,000 - VND 60,000

    See how Southern Vietnam and Northen different?

    19. Young Green Rice (Com) - A rustic little thing of Vietnam

    Vietnamese young green rice, or Com, is a rustic specialty of Vietnam, especially Hanoi. It is a kind of sticky rice, which is freshly harvested and then toasted to obtain its delicate flavor. Normally, they are wrapped in banana leaves. There are many ways to enjoy Com:  you can eat it right away or used to cook other related dishes such as ice-cream, soup, etc. Vong village, located on the outskirt of Hanoi, is the most well-known to produce Com. Indeed, Com from Vong village has a special place in Vietnamese hearts. 

    Traveling to Hanoi in autumn, you can easily find this super fresh treat sold by vendors at many streets in Hanoi because this is the Com season.

    Price: VND 260,000 - VND 300,000/kilogram

    20. Pepper from Phu Quoc - The great “King of Spices”

    For a long time, pepper has been considered as the “King of Spices”. In Vietnam, especially Phu Quoc, where this spice is produced on a large scale, pepper is a choice, a familiar product for visitors to bring back home. Phu Quoc black pepper is such a famous brand for its quality. There are 3 kinds of pepper there, including the black pepper, the white, and the red one. In addition, this spice is rather cheap and easy to find.

    Price: VND 60,000 - VND 100,000/kilogram

    See Phu Quoc in 3 minutes:

    In brief, Vietnam will never disappoint travelers with its beauty. Once visit Vietnam, you will have a chance to live in its amazing mix-and-match cultural and traditional diversity. We hope you find the 20 mentioned-above souvenirs interesting and useful when you are confused about what to buy. Each region, each destination has its own charm, hence, go exploring them and get yourself memorable things to bring back home. Have a nice trip!

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