Shopping Around Vietnam's Halong Bay

Coming to Ha Long Bay, apart from exploring the famous scenic spots, the entertainment and shopping at the trade centers also particularly attract the tourists. Shopping in  could be a fantastic experience despite of limited options for visitors.


Bai Chay Commercial Center

On Vuon Dao Street in Halong City, the city's most modern mall was once a minuscule market. Its merchandise is diverse, from normal to luxury goods, with slightly higher prices than elsewhere in town - arguable worth it due to the very good customer service and quality control.

It just takes about 600 meters for you to go from the night market to this shopping center. Being very popular for locals, this shopping center has various goods, including clothes, shoes and other high quality products like Ha Long Pearl, crocodile leather, wooden souvenir and coal souvenir items. Bai Chay usually opens at 6.00 a.m and closes at 6:30 p.m.



Ha Long Floating Market

This market could be found nearby wharf, cruise ships, and in makeshift areas in which sellers lash their boats
together. The waterborne convenience stores here carry most traditional fare, and fresh seafood. The most noticeable goods sold here is fresh fruits and vegetables such as pineapple, banana,dragon fruit, water melon, yam, and cabbage, etc. The market will surprise most visitors for its interesting form. While it might cost more to purchase traditional stuff from this type of shop, the unique experience is usually worth the additional cost for every tourist.

It usually starts at 4 or 5 a.m, before dawn and ends when the sun rises high at 9 a.m or 11 a.m.



Ha Long Night Market

For various tourists who visit to Halong city, Ha Long Night Market is a place that they should not miss out. The market is a group of more than a hundred stalls which sell diverse types of products, such as handicrafts, handmade accessories, clothes, and other dispensable items such as swimwear, lotion, or hat. Tourists tend to come to this place for purchasing unique products of the beach city like necklaces made from seashells, snails, wooden small boats, or T-shirt with images of Halong Bay on. And the great things is that sellers here are friendly, with advanced English skills, so that tourists should not be worry about bargaining. 

The market is situated in the center area of Halong City and near the beach. Thanks to the good location, this market attracts a large number of people, including locals and visitors. It is crowded with most domestic tourists from April to July. Halong Night Market opens seven days a week, from 6.00 pm until midnight.


Ha Long Vincom Center

The first project of Vingroup starting from November 2013 in Quang Ninh is designed in luxurious European style ,with the floor area of over 36.000 m2, including a basement and four floors. It is considered as a tourism product, a complex of services for items such as upscale shopping centers chain, educational and health area counseling for children, food fair, skating rink, cinema area, and the game world.

Besides services like shopping, leisure, entertainment center in modern style, catching up with the new trend of the time, the center is also a colorful food fair. Diners will have the opportunity to experience with all your senses of smelling, hearing, and tasting. Until this moment, Halong Vincom Center is the largest commercial center in Quang Ninh province. At the same time, this is also a visiting attraction that you can hardly ignore.

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  • thank for your gorgeous pictures, yes, Halong is a must-visit for anyone who travels in Northern Vietnam

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