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.
Sharpen your bargaining skills and head south east to Hoi An Central Market, one of Vietnam’s best, offering an unmissable shopping experience. Rich in the smell of fragrant herbs and spices and the vibrant colours of Vietnamese silk, delve deep and you are guaranteed a bargain. Prices tend to be more inflated at the stalls closest to the entrance so head right in for the best buys. There is a vast array of foodstuff for sale including spices such as saffron and cinnamon which are superb purchases as are the exotic fresh fruit and vegetables on display. Due to its riverside location there is also a huge selection of fresh fish available. The marketplace is renowned for its tailors who have a section of the market all to themselves. Fine silk tailoring is cheaper here than anywhere else in Hoi An with garment makers running up a dress, shirt, jacket or full suit usually within 24 hours. Souvenir and local handicraft hunters will also find plenty to browse through at the Central Market.