Shopping is one of the most popular activities when somebody travels. In Halong Bay, shopping is not about big malls with branded items. Expect a different shopping experience when you are in the area. The following places are a good starting point:
Vincom Center Ha Long
Officially opened on October 19, 2014 at Cot Dong Ho Zone, Bach Dang Ward, Ha Long City. Designed in a luxurious, royal western European style, Vincom Center Ha Long consists of four stories and one basement, covering a total area of over 37,000 square meters. Vincom Center Ha Long is located in a densely populated area, with its four frontages on major thoroughfares. Vincom Center Ha Long is a shopping haven, indulging customers with famous fashion brands such as Giordano, Lee, G2000, Elise, Gurkha, Easy Spirit, Ak Club, Kelly Bui, Valentino Creations, CK, Tissot, PNJ, Lare Boss, Rayban, BATA, Narsis, TNG, Blue Exchange and GenViet Jeans. In addition, the 3,500 square-meter Saigon Co.opmart supermarket has thousands of products, eager to satisfy all consumer needs. The Food Court at Vincom Center Ha Long lures its customers with famous culinary brands such as Master Beef, Gogi House, Thai BBQ, Lotteria, Food To Go and Kodo Café & Fastfood. It’s a great combination of flavors from Vietnam, China, Korea, Thailand, Europe and Australia, including cakes, drinks, ice cream and snacks for youngsters. For the first time in this coastal city, local residents and tourists have the opportunity to experience the fantastic feeling of gliding on the natural skating surface atthe 1,086 square-meter Vinpearlland Ice Rink Ha Long or explore an extraordinary playground at VinKE, the edutainment area of almost 3,300 square meters, which gathers hundreds of modern games for both intellectual and physical developmentIn the VinKE play area one will find the Fire Department, Military Academy, Fashion Stars, VinKE Hospital, and Creative World.
Halong Market I
Being constructed and officially operated in 2003, Halong Market is one of the most attractive destinations in the city that draws a huge number of local and international tourists coming for shopping. The market is located in the center of Halong City at Bach Dang ward and considered as the largest market of this coastal city. Products which are exhibited and sold here are diverse in range from normal to luxurious and pretty competitive in price. Tourists are easy to find anything here, from clothes, accessories, and electrical devices. Food and drinks are also sold in small malls at the market. Moreover, this is also one of the places that sell specialties of Halong City, such as dried squid or seafood, with most ensured quality and reasonable price. Halong Market opens every day from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Halong Night Market
For various tourists who visit Halong City, Halong 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, hand-made accessories, clothes and other dispensable items such as swimwear, lotion, or hats. 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. The great things are that sellers here are very friendly with intermediate English skills so that tourists should not worry about bargaining, posing. Apart from that, tourists can have a nice chat with them about the charming city. Halong Night Market opens every day from 6.00pm until midnight.