Where is the best shopping in Hanoi?

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Libby Lowe

Our Forbes Travel Guide editors think the best shopping in Hanoi can be found at the Old Quarter’s three-floor Dong Xuan Market, the largest covered wholesale market in the city. Originally opened in 1902 but later rebuilt in the mid-90s following a fire, Dong Xuan is an ideal place to pick up all sorts of souvenirs, from cheap t-shirts to Vietnamese housewares and decorations. If you’re in Hanoi on the weekend, plan on visiting the market during the evening, when the streets around Dong Xuan are only open for pedestrians and are packed with scores of vendors ready to bargain — you might even catch a free cultural performance.

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