Mui Ne and Phan Thiet’s shopping scene comprises mostly boutique outlets selling handicrafts such as embroidery, paintings, lacquerware, blankets, scarves, handbags and ceramics. Many are done up in ancient Cham style, making them unique gifts for loved ones back home. Open from dawn onwards, the local markets are must-visits for travellers looking to experience the local lifestyle, stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables, and sample Vietnamese dishes such as fish pho, banh xeo, and spring rolls. Offering a more relaxed shopping experience, read on to discover where to shop and what to buy in Mui Ne and Phan Thiet.
The best shopping in Phu Quoc Island can be found at the island’s street markets, where visitors can find a wide range of handicrafts, regional specialities, and fresh produce. Open daily, local markets are also great for sampling authentic Vietnamese dishes and fresh seafood at affordable prices. As the island is best known for its agricultural industries, we highly recommend stocking up on the bounty of locally resourced products, such as prepacked mushrooms, fish sauce, pepper and cashew nuts as well as authentic pearls and fine jewellery. Phu Quoc Island is also filled with quaint boutiques and local supermarkets, most of which are located around Duong Dong Market and Long Beach. Great for experiencing the daily life of the local population, read on for our guide on where to shop on Phu Quoc Island.