Shopping is an essential activity of any trip. Halong Bay trip is not an exception. When you go shopping in Halong, you will have a chance to learn more about its local culture and society, as well as to buy some nice souvenirs for your friends and family after an interesting tour to Halong Bay.
Halong local market
Located in Bach Dang Street, right in the Halong city center, the Halong market is the largest one in Quang Ninh province, which provides with a variety of goods. This local market was constructed in 2003 and has become a popular shopping place for both locals and tourists to Halong.
While stalls on the 1st floor sells pearl, jewelry, embroidered paintings, mother-of-pearl mosaic paintings and electronics; the second floor is where you can shop for footwear, clothing, seafood and marine products. You can buy food and drinks in a small restaurant inside the Halong market.
The market daily opens from 6am and closes at 6.30pm. At weekends, it is often crowded with local people and tourists.
Halong night market
The night market of Halong is located near Bai Chay beach. It opens every day from 6pm till late night. There are more than a hundred of stalls in the night market, where you can buy a variety of products, including handicrafts, handmade accessories, and clothes, together with other dispensable items such as swimwear, lotion, or hat. Halong night market is one of the attractive places for visitors spending night time in Halong. Although the price at Halong night market is higher than others in the city, tourists still flock to this place for many unique products of the beach city like necklaces made from seashells, snails, wooden small boats, or T-shirt with images of Halong Bay.
Bai Chay Commercial Center
It is one of the largest and most modern shopping center in Halong city, located in Vuon Dao Street in Bai Chay beach area. Tourists to this center are offered a wide range of products from regular good to deluxe ones.
The opening time and closing time of Bai Chay Commercial Center is at 6am and 6.30pm respectively, like the Halong market.
Apart from the three mentioned above markets, there are a lot of shop along the Bai Chay Road, where tourists can buy various type of special high-quality products such as Halong Pearl shop, crocodile leather shop, wooden souvenir shop, coal souvenir shop, etc.
In conclusion, shopping price in Halong is not too expensive as in other famous destinations. Furthermore, eating at Halong Restaurants is also quite affordable price. However, you are advised to ask about the price before you decide to buy or rent anything in the tourist site of Halong Bay.