Top 10 Best Souvenirs in Hanoi to Bring Home
Hanoi is the capital that is more than 1000 years old in Vietnam. Not just the centre of politics, Hanoi is also an attractive destination for tourism thanks to many historical sites and beautiful spots. Most people after visiting Hanoi all want to buy souvenirs here, not just small gifts for their friends and families, but also a way to keep the moments they experience here. Choosing a beautiful souvenir is no longer a problem with much information about the 10 beautiful souvenirs Hanoi that the BestPrice team gives you in this article.
Like many other attractions for tourism, souvenirs in Hanoi are usually the specialities of this old city. Thanks to special traditional culture, you can find many specialities for food or costumes here, which you almost can’t find anywhere else. In this article, BestPrice team will help you find the 10 beautiful souvenirs in Hanoi to buy. Let’s start.
1. Vietnamese Silk Products
In Hanoi, Ha Dong village, Van Phuc village are very famous for silk. Silk products here are made from natural filaments by the skilful hands of workmen, having very high quality and look extremely beautiful. A long time ago, these products appeared in literature as a symbol of the capital. They are not just goods for high-class people but also become products for export to the strict markets. That’s why when thinking about a souvenir in Hanoi, they often choose Vietnamese silk products, and the most popular one is scarves.
To buy these products, you have various addresses, but the most important thing to remember is their sources. It means nothing if you buy silk produced industrially, which can be found everywhere. Let’s choose carefully to buy Vietnamese silk products at the best souvenir shops in Hanoi with good prices.
- The price range for scarf: 150.000 VND to 1.600.000 VND
- Suggested address: Phuong Linh silk (17 Pho Lua, Van Phuc, Ha Dong, Hanoi)/ Tel: 0979131669
Vietnamese Silk Products
As a 1000-year-old city, Hanoi used to be the capital of many feudal dynasties. In this period, hand-embroidery was essential for the royal. It’s also known as a symbol of the estate. To meet that need, there were many villages in Hanoi following this job. They have become the old traditional villages that are preserved very well and still keep the perfect techniques in handy embroidery. Most of them gather in Thuong Tin district, you can travel to this suburban district to visit and buy some hand-embroidery made with perfect techniques, skilful hands and great creations. Embroidered pictures are usually the most popular hand-embroidery.
- The price range for a picture about Hanoi with size 50x65 centimetres: 850.000 VND to 3.350.000 VND
- Suggested address: Ha Son embroidery (2nd floor, 290 Pho Hue street, Hanoi)/ Tel: 0972 615 175
3. Lotus tea
In Hanoi, they find a special way to enjoy the smell of tea. They also call this type of tea “Lotus tea”, but they use the scent of this flower to make normal green tea extremely special.
Lotus is the national flower in Vietnam. Vietnamese love it and find many ways to make this flower more popular in daily life. Lotus tea is one of them. In Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, this flower is planted mainly in the Ho Tay area. Thanks to natural conditions, lotus tea here has an attractive scent and is ideal for embalming tea. Lotus tea Hanoi originates from the Ho Tay lake area.
Traditional villages are remaining this job in Ho Tay and becoming the best address for wonderful lotus tea. It’s costly to buy lotus tea which is embalmed classically. Thus, artisans here replace it by using a lotus flower to embalm a certain amount of tea. This flower is sold at the price of about 40.000 VND. Although it works less than the classic way, it still results in better green tea with a more delicious taste.
Suggested address: Minh Cuong lotus tea (135 Nguyen Ngoc Nai, Thanh Xuan district, Hanoi)/Tel: 0934568912
4. Sweetened fruits (O Mai)
Nobody knows for sure when sweetened fruits appeared in Hanoi. We know that this speciality is extremely delicious and is an indispensable part of the cuisine here. Hanoi people eat sweetened fruits not just on Tet holiday like other regions. They use this food in daily life when drinking tea, when conversing or when guests come to their home.
Fresh fruits used to make sweetened fruits are very diversified. The most typical ones are dracontomelon, apricots, plums, etc. There are dozens of sweetened fruits in Hanoi and hundreds of addresses selling this product for you to choose from, but most tourists all want to buy sweetened fruits where they are long-standing and produce this product traditionally. Thus, you can’t skip Hang Duong street in Old Quarters. It’s a street of sweetened fruits where you can easily find a delicious product.
Price range: 25.000 VND to 50.000 VND per 100 grams.
Like embroidery, ceramics, especially sophisticated and high-quality types, are relevant to the feudal dynasties and estate order in social life during this period while Hanoi is the imperial land and people here had to produce essential goods for the royal. Therefore, there were many traditional ceramic villages in Hanoi, and some of them still operate today.
Because of the fame of ceramics, they created a famous ceramic road called Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural along the Red River to welcome the 1000th birthday of this city. Buying ceramics in Hanoi is only meaningful when you choose the traditional ones. And Bat Trang village is exactly where to produce great ceramic products that you can’t find anywhere else. Here is the reference price of a vase, a favourite ceramic product.
- Price range: 100.000 VND to 3.200.000 VND
- Suggested address: Bat Trang 360 ceramic (66 Nguyen Duc Thuan Street, Long Bien district, Hanoi)/ Tel: 0936 158 369
6. Bamboo Products
As a centre of culture in Northern Vietnam for over 1 millennium, Hanoi has many traditional villages still preserved well today. Bamboo villages are a part of them. In Hanoi, Phu Vinh village (Phu Nghia commune, Chuong My district) is typical for bamboo production.
About bamboo products, they play an important role in the daily life of Vietnamese. Bamboos grow well in this country, making an abundant material source then people use it to produce tools, furniture, etc. In modern life, bamboo also can be used for decoration, creating a huge demand for these products. Therefore, when visiting Hanoi, you shouldn’t skip a chance to buy traditional bamboo products here, and the ones originating from Phu Vinh village are really worth buying.
Suggested address: Viet Quang bamboo (Phu Vinh village, Phu Nghia commune, Chuong My district)/ Tel: 0972297659
7. Conical Hat (Non) & Mu Coi (Comunite hat)
Conical hat for women, community hat for men are a special feature in costumes of Vietnamese in Northern Vietnam, including Hanoi. Therefore, many tourists, mostly international tourists, in Hanoi all want to try these head wearings. You can buy these products around Hanoi, it’s easy to find an address and get good ones.
- Price range: 30.000 VND to 200.000 VND
- Suggested address: Non-Hue store (76A Giai Phong street, Phuong Mai, Dong Da district, Hanoi)/ Tel: 098 326 88 35
8. Vietnamese Coffee
Vietnam is very famous for coffee. Thanks to the advantageous natural conditions about the weather, soil, etc. Vietnamese coffee has such a passionate taste that coffee lovers have to try once they occasionally come to this Asian country. Although Vietnamese coffee is not planted in Hanoi, you also buy it on your Hanoi trip as a souvenir for friends and family.
- Price range: 480.000 VND to 1.200.000 VND
- Suggested address: Cafe Mai (Branch 1: 96 Le Van Huu street, Hai Ba Trung district)/ Tel: 02438527751
9. Paper Product
In Hanoi, you have many choices for paper products, and one of them is art paper lamps, the combination of light and pictures in the Kirigami style. It’s the great creation of a son of Hanoi and can be a unique souvenir of your trip.
- Price range: 550.000 VND to 1.300.000 VND
- Suggested address: Fox design (Binh Xa village, Binh Phu commune, Thach That district)/ Tel: 035 441 8196
10. Dong Ho Painting products
If you love painting, you can’t ignore Dong Ho Painting products when you have a chance to go to Hanoi. They are not just a souvenir of this trip but also a wonderful ornament for your house. Dong Ho painting reflects the traditional culture and peaceful daily life of Vietnamese deeply in the North. You can buy these products very easily in Hanoi.
- Price from: 15.000 VND
- Suggested address: 19 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi/ Tel: 0975 724 238
Dong Ho painting products
Choosing a beautiful souvenir is no longer a problem with much information that the BestPrice team gives you in this article. The 10 best beautiful souvenirs above hopefully will be a useful suggestion for you to find the right ones for your friends and family. Before things about what to buy, you should plan to book Hanoi tours first; let's visit our website and find the best one for you.
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