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Vincom Mega Mall Royal City Thanh Xuan is a modern and luxurious shopping centre and entertainment complex on the outskirts of Hanoi. It has two subterranean floors that are home to many retail shops and also an indoor ice-skating rink, a waterpark and many restaurants.The aboveground entrance area has attractive fountains, landscaped gardens, sculptures and broad walking paths surrounded by massive apartment buildings, all in a markedly European style. The mall is located approximately 45 minutes outside the city centre.
Savico MegaMall one of the largest shopping centres you can find in Vietn am. As its name implies, not only is shopping available, but also entertainment, leisure and dining possibilities abound. Construction of the shopping mall was completed in 2011 and immediately gained p opularity locally. Comprising three floors and a total area of 60,000m2, you can find everything here fro m fashion and retail to electronics and household products. Some of the most popular stores in Sa vico include a Nike Outlet, Samsonite Outlet and a large BigC Hyper Market. Besides this, there is a wide variety of fast food restaurants available with establi shed chains, such as KFC, Lotteria, Pizza Hut, and Hot Wok. If you are a fan of seafood the Seafo od One restaurant on the third floor serves good food with a nice view through a huge glass wall. The mall is located on Nguyen Van Linh Street, roughly five kilometres from Hanoi city centre. Children wi ll enjoy a visit to the Mega Fun Centre too as there are many activities to keep them occupied. You ca n also make a visit to the cinema or ice-skating rink if that is more to your liking
Trang Tien Shopping Mall is a high-end shopping mall that is home to many famous international brands, such as Bvlgari, Dior, Cartier and Louis Vuitton. It was originally built in 1901 in the French colonial style design and was again renovated to its present appearance in 2013. This is one of the oldest shopping centres in Hanoi and is located on a corner next to Hoan Kiem Lake. Its location can easily be reached from the Old Quarter in a five- to ten-minute walk. The building is iconic due to its rich history and beautiful architectural design. Trang Tien Plaza consists of six floors in which you can find a wide array of goods. On the first floor you will find apparel and fashion, the second floor contains fashion and mobile phone outlets, the third floor contains household equipment, the fourth floor has a supermarket and some grocery retailers, the fifth floor houses offices and restaurants and the sixth floor is exclusively devoted to offices.
Lotte Center Hanoi offers a broad range of approximately 250 fashion and lifestyle brands. This one-stop shopping spot also offers enough entertainment and dining possibilities that you could easily spend a half day here. The 65 story building can be reached from Hoan Kiem Lake by car in around 20 minutes. This high rise building that houses the Lotte Shopping Center Hanoi is also home to a hypermarket, a hotel, residential apartments, restaurants, a gym, a spa and the city’s finest observation deck. On the first floor you will find the hypermarket; the second floor contains imported fashion, watches, jewellery and cosmetics retailers; the third floor houses women's fashion, shoes & handbags and young cosmetics; the fourth floor, young casual, jeans & unisex, lingerie and casual watches; on the fifth floor you will find men’s fashion and sports & golf, while home appliances and furnishings can be found on the sixth floor. The Observation Deck on the 65th floor offers amazing photo opportunities as it provides stunning panoramic views of the city of Hanoi.
Held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Hanoi Weekend Night Market is a busy, bustling gathering of roadside stalls and local food vendors that brings huge crowds of locals and tourists. It runs through the Old Quarter district from 19:00 onwards, starting from Hang Dao Street and running north to the edge of Dong Xuan Market. Pedestrian streets and historical sites within the area are illuminated with decorative lights, making this a popular spot for travelling photographers. Shopping-wise, the fashion items on sale won’t turn many head as you will find the usual array of inexpensive t-shirts, handicrafts, accessories, shoes, sunglasses and souvenirs at Hanoi Weekend Night Market. However, the overall environment is very lively and bargaining is a way of life here - a good start is to offer about 75 per cent off the opening price.
Hang Gai Street is the best place in Hanoi to shop for high quality, fashionable silk materials, traditional Vietnamese apparel, and home furnishings. Also known as Silk Street, the entirety of this 300 metre-long street is lined with fashion boutiques and local tailor shops that have been operating for decades, where you can also order personally tailored suits and dresses that are made to measure. Set on the edge of Hanoi’s Old Quarter near Hoan Kiem Lake, Silk Street is renowned for its quality and choice of craftsmen though two of our absolute favourites on Hang Gai Street are Khai Silk and Tan My Design as both stores offer ready-to-wear pieces – perfect if you’re too pressed for time to get a tailor-made outfit during your holiday in Hanoi. Suits can be ready within 24 hours, though it’s best to allow more time for a second fitting to make sure that your outfit is perfectly tailored.
Hang Da Market, located in the heart of Hanoi’s central business district, is a three-storey shopping mall that houses an electic array of stalls. Smaller than Dong Xuan and offering a more select product range, this is the place to come for imported wine, flowers, second-hand clothes and fabrics. The outside of the building is also very picturesque with its white multi-perforated façade and it’s expected that the whole interior may one day change from market stalls to boutique outlets. Hang Da Market  is a great place to pick up one-off clothing items including skirts, dresses and coats and some of the best buys are stylish second-hand clothes which are pretty much all in perfect condition. The market is best visited first thing in the morning when the traders are unpacking for the day and best avoided over weekends or during the midday heat. Take a break when you shop on the first floor where you can buy some freshly cooked Vietnamese snacks.  

Dong Xuan Market

Established in 1889, Dong Xuan Market is housed within a four-storey Soviet-style building on the northern edge of Hanoi Old Quarter. It’s also known as Hanoi’s largest indoor market, offering a wide range of goods such as fresh produce, souvenirs, accessories and clothing, as well as electronic and household appliances. Similar to most markets in Southeast Asia, Dong Xuan Market has a bustling wet market section on the ground floor, where locals shop for seafood, meat, and vegetables while the back section sells an array of pets (cats, dogs, and fish) and fresh flowers from all across Vietnam. If you’re looking to shop for souvenirs, head to the upper levels, where you can find numerous stalls selling tee shirts, fabrics, school uniforms, handbags, handicrafts, all of which are sold at wholesale prices.

Aeon Mall Hanoi

Aeon Mall Hanoi is a Japanese-owned shopping mall in Long Bien District, about eight kilometres east of Old Quarter. The four-storey venue is home to over 100 retail outlets and a wide variety of family-friendly entertainment centres, attracting a good mix of locals and travellers looking to escape the city’s often sunny climate. Interior-wise, Aeon Mall Hanoi features a sleek and modern design with a well-spaced walking space, while its English-speaking staff are friendly and professional. As with its many branches across Asia, you can find cosmetics, apparel, jewellery, shoes, and accessories by international brands such as Adidas, Yves Rocher, Dr. Martens, and New Balance.

Savage Club Hanoi

Savage Club Hanoi, is an underground electronic music club close to West Lake, where you get to enjoy house and techno music spun by renowned international and local DJs in Hanoi. Known to be Hanoi’s first full-time underground electronic music club, Savage Club Hanoi attracts a steady mix of expats and trendy youths looking to party until late as it stays open until 04:00 daily, unlike most nightlife spots in the city. Resembling a modern European bar, Savage Club Hanoi is divided into two sections – the first is called The Red Room, which features a DJ booth, quality light and sound system, and a spacious dancefloor, while the other is a lounge room fitted with plush couches and stylish décor that’s ideal for conversation and relaxation. The latter also has a long bar offering an extensive list of wines, cocktails, beers and spirits, but if you’re in the Red Room, alcoholic offerings are limited to beers and quick drinks.

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