Books in Hanoi

Thang Long

One of the biggest bookshops in town, with English and French titles, international newspapers and magazines, and a good selection of titles on the history of Hanoi.
Market in Hanoi

Dong Xuan Market

A large, nontouristy market located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, 900m north of Hoan Kiem Lake. There are hundreds of stalls here, and it’s a fascinating place to explore if you want to catch a flavour of Hanoian str…
Arts & Crafts in Hanoi

Hanoi Moment

An oasis of classier Vietnamese souvenirs, including lacquerware and jewellery, amid the T-shirt overkill of nearby stores. Bamboo, stone and porcelain are also used to great effect.
Clothing in Hanoi

Tan My Design

Stylish clothing, jewellery and accessories, with the added bonus of a funky cafe when you need a break from shopping. The homewares and bed linen are definitely worth a look.
Market in Hanoi

Hom Market

On the northeast corner of P Hué and P Tran Xuan Soan, this is a good general-purpose market and excellent for local fabric, if you plan to have clothes made.
Art in Hanoi

Mai Gallery

Run by resident artist Mai, this is a good place to learn more about Vietnamese art before making a purchase.
Fashion & Accessories in Hanoi

Three Trees

Stunning, very unusual designer jewellery, including many delicate necklaces, which make special gifts.
Arts & Crafts in Hanoi


Beautiful quilts handcrafted by rural women working in a not-for-profit community-development program.
Market in Hanoi

Night Market

This market runs north to south through the Old Quarter, from P Hang Giay to P Hang Dao. Content-wise it’s something of a spillover for the area’s shops, but at least the streets are closed to traffic. Watch out for…
Market in Hanoi

Buoi Market

Located near the southwest edge of Ho Tay at the intersection of P Duong Buoi and Lac Long Quan, this market sells live animals like chickens, ducks and pigs, but also features ornamental plants.