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“silk scarves”(7 reviews)
Silks, silver and souvenirs draw tourists to this popular street market.
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get a map and walk through the Old Quarter of HaNoi to explore all the streets the sell merchandise according to their street name. So much fun to turn the corner and be faced with an entire street of over the top Christmas decorations or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank worldtravels59
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Extremely busy and buzzing street, which has a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes. Crossing roads is very difficult.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Naina-Damani
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

A street predominantly comprises silk shops. There are many bargains to be had. Not much by way of negotiations on price. Overall good quality.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IanG762
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This is the place where one has to buy silk! I actually bought something in Hadong silk. For some reason, they are not listed here on Tripadvisor. They sell several products such as ties, scarves, etc. They are made of cashmere, silk, etc. I bought...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank carloscharmy
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Hang Gai Street was arguably the best shopping street and the place to hunt for souvenir in Old Quarter. We were lucky to live in Hang Trong Street which was only a corner away. There were many shops selling souvenirs and coffee, and visitors would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tlchin
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is one of the main streets of the Hanoi old quarter. It connects the Hoàn Kiếm lake to another street that you lead you to Hồ Chí Minh Complex

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank thejourneyofdaniel
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most popular streets to visit in Hanoi for clothing, street food and to enjoy and experience the hustle of life here. It is always busy and noisy but is worth the time to visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rhthomas1980
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Of course you need to take a stroll down the length of Hang Gai Street. There are some gems of shops with beautiful art/craft pieces in as well as souvenir shops and clothes. Haggle in the souvenir shops and if you don't like the price...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sarzit11
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Hang Gai street and the area surrounding the St Joseph Cathedral have quaint shops and cafes with unique characteristics. Best area in the Old Quarter for us. Good selection of food and shopping.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TiggerHong
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This was once the one and only street where tourists bought silk, embroidery and various Vietnamese made clothes. Now it has turned very touristy, which might be good or bad depending on how you see it. There are other places to find the same thing,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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21 January 2017|
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Response from ldstirling | Reviewed this property |
Definitely get VND if you're in Hanoi or any other city in Vietnam. That's what the prices for items are usually listed as and you won't have to worry about the exchange rate on the street.
21 January 2017|
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Response from Whirled_traveler53 | Reviewed this property |
If I had to choose between the two, I would take USD. However, using your ATM at the many banks around Hanoi is your best option. Organize this option with your bank before you leave. Carrying around lots of cash is... More