Saigon in summer is the best days. Saigon streets with sunbeams penetrate leaves. Saigon people still remain unchanged. They always are friendly with warm smiles. It usually rains in the afternoon; sudden rains make travellers feel interesting. Visiting Saigon in this summer, have you chosen some things as gifts? Notebook Buying Gifts When Travelling Saigon.
1. Phuc Long Tea- A Cool and Sweet Gift of Saigon
The brand Phuc Long coffee and tea house
Saigon wears on itself the youthful beauty together with busy rhythms of life. Therefore, the city with more than ten million people are compared as “the city never goes sleep” by tourists. Speaking of tea and coffee, Saigon gathers hundreds of different well-known brands, of which, there are big brands from abroad as Starbucks Coffee, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Coffee Benne, The Coffee House, etc., Phuc Long coffee and tea house – a coffee and tea brand in Vietnam still has a certain position in the hearts of Saigon people in general and tourists in particular.
Diverse types of coffee in Phuc Long
Diverse types of coffee and tastes of tea, Phuc Long coffee and tea house will be a gift carrying the really characteristic flavor of Saigon. Especially, Phuc Long has branches in Ho Chi Minh city only; hence, the gift of Saigon will surely make your loved ones favorite.
Phuc Long with tea products: peach tea, green tea, jasmine tea, black tea, etc. are packed to help tourists can conveniently purchase as a gift without worrying about damage during transportation.
Branches of Phuc Long Coffee and Tea House in District 7
Matcha blended- a favorite drink in Phuc Long
2. Shopping Ben Thanh Market
Ben Thanh Market is considered one of the typical symbols of Saigon. Built in 1807, Ben Thanh Market is located in a prime location at the intersection of busy roads with trade activities: Ham Nghi and Tran Hung Dao. Coming to Ben Thanh Market, you can buy anything from furniture, dry food, clothes, etc.
Bustling Ben Thanh Market by night
Dried specialties of Mekong Delta provinces
Ben Thanh Market has 4 doors, a place of gathering of over 6,000 merchants, small traders and more than 1500 stalls full of products. Moreover, Ben Thanh Market especially makes foreign visitors impressive with hand- made clothes and fabrics, silk. Travelers are advised to bargain before deciding to purchase at Ben Thanh market especially for clothing, watches, souvenirs, etc.
A footwear stall at Ben Thanh market
Carved and pottery items
If you want to buy silk or brocade products, aside from Ben Thanh Market, visitors can also visit Chinatown in District 5 and then find An Dong market – a famous market in Saigon. For hand-embroidered tunic, you can easily buy at the store on Pasteur street as Tiem Huu La La (282 – Pasteur), stores on Le Thanh Ton Street, etc.
Area selling silk, brocade – most favorite place of foreign tourists.
3. Paradises For Shopping Brands
As the 2nd largest city, Ho Chi Minh City is like a shopping paradise. In Saigon, big shopping malls are spread throughout the City such as: Diamond Plaza Shopping Center opposite Notre Dame Cathedral, Vincom Plaza on Ly Tu Trong Street, Crescent Mall in District 7, Vivo Mall in District 7, Parkson City District 5 – District 2 – Go Vap, etc.
Crescent Mall commercial center in District 7
Shopping paradise Vincom Center
4. Unique Gifts Made Of Pottery
If travelers want your gifts in Saigon unique and strange, try to visit pottery village in Thu Duc district to experience a handmade ceramic products. This will be a gift that your relatives honor. And buyers are free to creatively shape their gift as well as color and decoration.
Ceramics manufacturing facilities
Vases are made of clay
Famous pottery brands in Ho Chi Minh City are Authentique Home (113 – Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1), Japanese ceramics Sei Chi (63Bis Mac Dinh Chi, District 1), ceramics Yen Lam (112 Tran Nao district 2), Minh Long Pottery (42 Bui Thi Xuan, Tan Binh), etc.
Pottery shop Authentique Home
Products from brand Authentique Home
Related: Ho Chi Minh City Tour
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