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What souvenirs should travellers buy as a gift in a Vietnam tour?

 

Souvenirs are really important, they will remind of the places travellers went to. Shopping and picking up some souvenirs is highly recommended.

 

Vietnam is not only enchants visitors because of its peaceful and idyllic beauty, but also a place to offer souvenirs with breathtaking town that anyone who visits must immediately come back. Let Backpacker Vietnam Team suggest you souvenirs in Vietnam that you can’t ignore when coming to this beautiful region!

 

  1. Ao dai – The Vietnam traditional costume

 

This costume is known as the national costume of Vietnam. The most popular style of ao dai fits tightly around the wearer’s upper torso, emphasizing her bust and curves. “The ao dai covers everything, but hides nothing”, according to one saying. The dress must be individually fitted and usually requires several weeks for a tailor to complete. 

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Source: Thi Bui 

Price: VND1,000,000 – VND 1,500,000

2. Conical Hat 

The Vietnamese conical hat is a tool for shading, covering rain, making fans, while also hiding the face, smile or adding charm to Vietnamese women.

There are many famous areas for making conical hats in Vietnam : Chuong Village (Hanoi) ; In Hue, Quang Binh and Nam Dinh, conical hats also have their own beauty.

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Price : VND10,000 – VND60,000

3. Ceramic Products 

 

Vietnamese ceramics were an essential part of the trade between Vietnam and its neighbors during pre-modern times through all the dynasties.

Depending on the store, the price may be quite different.There are cups, plates, vases, pot holders and many other things to choose from, so you can find your perfect item.

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Price: VND100,000 – VND2,000,000

4. Lanterns – A colorful symbol of luck, health, and happiness

Based on a very specific feature, no one can  not remember the lantern that shines on each occasion of Lunar New Year. The material of Vietnam Lantern cover fabric, commonly used is silk fabric, elegant motifs, and also bring the classic Asian Oriental culture with monochromatic colors.

 

Besides, lanterns are also decorated externally with close water paintings of Vietnamese people and nature on elegant white fabric. Not only diverse in design, unique in materials, artisans also create new and luxurious designs but still retain the essence in the lantern to suit decoration for many different spaces. 

 

Visitors can see the process of making the frame of the lantern in Hoi An – Vietnam and buy it as a beautiful souvenir.

 

Price : VND100,000 – VND1,200,000

 

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Source: @Brian Lee

5. Coconut Candy 

 

Coconut candy is one of the most popular candies in Vietnam, along with banana candy. Both of them are purely traditional candies from Mekong Delta. Coconut candies are mostly from Ben Tre, the coconut’s homeland!

 

Coconut Candy is simple but very tasty! Mainly with original coconut flavor, sweet, soft…sometime mixed with durian or pandan leaves flavor or roasted peanut.

Price: VND10,000 – VND50,000

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If you do not speak Vietnamese, shopping will take time in the beginning. Some people recommend one or two initial shopping expeditions in the company of Vietnamese friends, who can assist in the selection of stores and offer advice on prices and the quality of items.