Hang Gai Street (Street of Hemp)

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Hang Gai Street (Street of Hemp)

Hang Gai Street (Street of Hemp)
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Silks, silver and souvenirs draw tourists to this popular street market.
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SusanL
11 contributions
High quality women’s clothing
Aug 2019 • Couples
I love the Hien Boutique at 40 Hang Gai Street. Great service and great prices that match quality of fabric and tailoring. I love my linen pants and want to buy another pair!
Written July 28, 2020
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
Busy & Bustling; Buy Silk Items in the Old Quarter
Mar 2019
Dating back 1,000 years, much of the old shopping district was destroyed in the 19th century by war. Known as "Silk Street", this is one of the original 36 streets in Hanoi's Old Quarter shopping district. Each street name begins with "Hang" for Street, followed by the specific business or item located on the street for purchase, such as Hang Can: stationery; Hang Dau: shoes; etc. Hang Gai actually means "Hemp" street, when ropes and hammocks were originally sold along the street. Shop around carefully for luxurious Vietnamese silk items in boutiques, as opposed to imitation "silk" items from China. Tour the adjoining streets which are quite busy, nearly impassable in the flower and food areas. Note the ancient architecture and cross the streets with caution. Interesting and fun experience.
Written February 26, 2020
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,282 contributions
Hang Gai Street
Dec 2019
Walked Hang Gai Street several times from Serene Premier Hotel to Hoan Kiem Lake. I noticed lots of tourist shops, but nothing that really stood out.
Written January 11, 2020
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Jiyoung J
New Orleans, LA3 contributions
Don’t go the “ 49th root”
tailored shop in Hanoi!
Aug 2019 • Couples
I suggest that any of customers don’t go this place. My husband and I ordered one dress and one shirt. I paid $85 for a custom dress. It is quite expensive in Vietnam. It was exciting to have customized dress. Guess what? When I picked up my dress, there were stains on the front and the back of my new dress. This is made of silk. So, they told me that it will come out during cleaning. However, the “stain” in the front was actually a scratch. This won’t come out with cleaning. The owner didn’t tell me this damage, he just lied and said it was dirty. Also, I paid for everything. If you don’t waste your money, don’t go this place. I can’t wear this dress with this scratch. I am very disappointed. I think this place is a scam.
Written August 7, 2019
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Travelbug0082
Singapore, Singapore4,092 contributions
Unexciting
Jul 2019 • Solo
I got really excited reading all the reviews of buying silk garments and fabric but was disappointed that the shops did not live up to expectations. It was a really short street and the finished garments were not of very good silk quality, really thin. I also did not see many shops that sold silk fabric just a handful and there were no customers within those shops. Quite a number of shops selling local souvenirs so this street is not a silk street. Come mentally prepared.
Written July 9, 2019
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BrooklynSpydercat
New York City, NY69 contributions
Wonderful little store at 11 Hang Gai called Silk Like right in front of Cafe Pho Co
Jun 2019 • Couples
Check out Silk Like (Hand Made Silk) at 11 Hang Gai (right in front of Cafe Pho Co). She also sells cool note books and t-shirts. Buy from her! She's awesome.
Written July 2, 2019
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HuahinCharlie
Ashburton, Australia789 contributions
Hemp street sells other things
Jun 2019 • Solo
Well if you miss seeing Great Vietnamese lacquer at 45 Hang Gai (Song Thu art Gallery) and some exquisite handpainted porcelain at 64 Hang Gai (Hanoi Hannah) then you have only yourselves to blame.

And plenty of restaurants and yummy food and the best bia in Nth Vietnam Truch Bach too.
Written June 30, 2019
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Stefan O
Malmö, Sweden776 contributions
Hang Gai Street (Street of Hemp)
Feb 2019 • Couples
Hang Gai Street (Street of Hemp) is another Must see place whine in Hanoi! We sure enjoyed it a lot!!
Written April 29, 2019
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Edmund E
141 contributions
night walk on Hanoi streets
Jan 2019 • Friends
As air was cool the night walk was pleasant
many shops to brouse and many stops for coffee
they have very nice laterns hung up to brighten the streets
Written March 16, 2019
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Jalal Iqbal
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,463 contributions
shoppers paradise
Jan 2019 • Solo
located in the old quarter. shoppers paradise. u will find a lot of local and foreign shops with cool products. I took a few garments product, show pieces, and souvenirs. and also many coffee shops. simply a great place for shopping lovers.
Written February 12, 2019
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