What is the best thing to bring home from Hanoi?

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Libby Lowe

While the three-story Dong Xuan wholesale market is the place to do your basic souvenir shopping, our Forbes Travel Guide editors think the best thing to bring home from Hanoi is an exquisite, hand-woven silk garment from one of the nearly 100 silk shops packed onto Hang Gai Street. Referred to as Silk Street, Hang Gai has expert tailors who can have you measured and fitted, then turn around a beautiful silk suit, shirt or skirt in 24 hours or less. Prices vary based on the type of silk, but you should be able to score a full suit for well under $100 and skirts for under $25 — plan on doing some bargaining to get the best prices.

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