Ultimate Guide to Best Shopping in Danang, Vietnam

What to Buy & Where to Shop in Danang and Extra Tips

Henley Dam
Henley Dam | Published: November 3, 2020

As one of the most favorite cities for tourists in Vietnam, Danang is not only known for its breathtaking natural landscape and beaches, but also offers a fantastic, affordable shopping environment, for both international and locals visitors

If you have a few questions about shopping in Danang, Vietnam, specifically what to buy and where to shop in Danang, this article will reveal the best goods in Danang, where to buy them and give you some friendly extra tips. Check it out!

I. What to Buy in Danang – 9 Things

1. Handicrafts and Fine Art

Want to buy something unique as gifts for family and friends after traveling to Danang, Vietnam? Then, handicrafts are an inevitable part. Danang’s handicrafts and fine art are very diversified in different sizes and materials, made by the most skillful artists. The most popular products are hand-made pottery, for example cup, glass, plate…, mostly crafted with famous Da Nang sceneries or symbols like bridges, museums, oceans,…

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Hai Ant – Dung Rattan and Bamboo Shop

  • Address: 16 Hung Vuong, Hai Chau District
  • Phone: 0905107770
  • Opening times: 7.30am to 6.00pm
  • Products: rattan baskets, tables, conical hats, sandals, chairs, cabinets, handbags, book shelves, flower vases, small suitcases and lamps.

Thanh Vinh Traditional Handicrafts Shop

  • Address: 54 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hai Chau District
  • Phone: 0988095942
  • Opening hours: 7:30AM to 6PM
  • Products: rattan jewellery boxes, Bat Trang pottery items, and Vietnamese paintings.

2. Ao Dai

Unlike the plain white Ao Dai that you usually see in Hanoi Capital, Danang women often wear more colorful and floral ones, with more creativity. There are a lot of places where you can buy Ao Dai off the peg, but you can also find a store for-tailored design to your own preferences. 

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Ao dai Madame Duong

  • Address: 36 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hai Chau District, Danang
  • Hotline: (+84) 905 021 376
  • Opening hours: 8AM – 9PM

3. Conical Hat

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A conical hat could come in very handy when you visit Da Nang, especially in the summer when the sun is shining brightly and the temperature is pretty high. You can use the hat to protect your skin from the sun, and also use it as a souvenir gift for your family or friends. Conical Hat can be found everywhere in the city, ideally in the markets, for example Con Market or Han Market.

Price: around 15,000-20,000VND/hat

4. Marble Handicrafts

Marble handicrafts are sold everywhere in Danang, with very good quality and sophistication. There are a diverse range of products in different sizes, color and material, including Buddhist, Champak and animal sculptures, silver jewellery, stone tables and chairs, Buddhist statues, feng shui mascots, and other marble items. Currently, these products are also being exported to both domestic and foreign markets.

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Nguyen Hung Stone Sculptures

  • Addresses: 85 Huyen Tran Cong Chua, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District
  • Tel: 0236 3836310 / 0913403032
  • Website: http://www.nguyenhungstone.com/

Tien Hieu Stone Sculptures

  • Addresses: 42 Huyen Tran Cong Chua, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District
  • Tel: 0236 3847272 / 0914303556
  • Website: http://www.tienhieusculpture.com.vn/

Phu Quy Stone Sculptures

  • Products: silver jewellery, stone tables and chairs, Buddhist statues, feng shui mascots, and other marble items.
  • Address: 93 Huyen Tran Cong Chua, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District
  • Tel: 0935558126/ 0977195535
  • Website: http://www.dieukhacdaphuquy.com/

5. Hoi An Handmade Souvenirs

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Coming to Danang, it would be a must to also visit the ancient town of Hoi An. The town has a colourful history, given its many invasions and their leftover influences on the town. It is from this interesting past that the resulting artistry here is so diverse. Therefore setting Hoi An apart from its neighbouring cities for buying unique, quality, authentic souvenirs. A few popular ones are: paintings, Ao Dai, wallets and handbags,…

6. Hoi An Handmade Souvenirs

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A T-shirt would be a good thing to keep the memories of Danang in your minds. There are various designs of T-shirts in Danang, and the most-seen ones are those with the giant word “Da Nang” on top  and then there are Vietnam’s sceneries around as well. T-shirts can be easily found in the markets within the center of the city, or they could also be sold in most hotels’ souvenir shops.

7. Coffee

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Coffee culture in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city is solidly famous, and it is actually pretty much the same throughout the country, including Danang. While in Hanoi, you need to go to a coffee shop to have some drink, in Danang, you could try the Iced Milk Coffee – Ca Phe Sua Da right on the street, since there are many little street shops, usually near the attractions points of the city, or near the bus stations. 

8. Pork-bologna and Beef-bologna

The one-of-a-kind dishes that you can only find nowhere else in the world but Vietnam: Pork-bologna (chả lợn) and beef-bologna (chả bò). It’s a kind of sausage made from beef and pork, added with some pepper, however it has a very unique Vietnamese flavor. Bologna can be found mostly in the markets in Danang, but you can also buy them in the small supermarkets and convenience stores.

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Cha bo Tam Lieu

  • Address: k49/39 Ong Ich Khiem, Hai Chau, Danang
  • Opening hours:  6AM – 8PM
  • Price: around 320.000VND/kg
  • Hotline: 0367.55.99.96

Cha Bo Danang – Ba De

  • Address: 77 Hai Phong, Thach Thang, Hai Chau Danang
  • Opening hours: 6AM – 8PM
  • Price: around 300.000VND/ kg

9. Food and Dried Specialties

9.1. My Khe seaweed

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My Khe Seaweed is most famous for the extremely rich nutrition that it provides. It can be used in many different ways such as cooking soup, fried together with meat, making tea, salad,… Seaweed contains a lot of good nutrients for the body like: fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B2, calcium. Also, seaweed is low in calories, thus helps limit the amount of fat and nourish the good bacteria. Seaweed can be found in the markets or near the beach area. 

9.2. Candy and cake

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Sesame Cake is a very well-known specialty in Danang, with sweet smelling and traditional taste. Tourists often buy sesame cake from Ba Lieu Sesame Cake to bring home as a gift. The sesame cake is handmade with materials such as rice flour, glutinous rice, sugar, ginger. Besides, Danang also offers multiple delicious candy and cakes,  such as green bean & meat cake, No cake, Me Xung Candy, Guong Candy…

9.3. Fermented pork/ grilled beef patty / tré

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Da Nang grilled beef patty is always made with 100% fresh beef, no preservative substance and no alum. When cutting through a piece of Da Nang grilled beef patty, you will taste its sweet, soft but crispy feeling. It is often eaten with Da Nang chili sauce, which is made of chili, garlic and sugar. You can find this grilled beef patty in the markets or in the small supermarkets.

II. Where to Shop in Danang – 15 Places

1. Con Market

Con Market
  • Suitable for: everyone, particularly for travelers on a budget
  • What to buy: local food, seafood, dried food
  • Location: 290 Hùng Vương, Vĩnh Trung, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 6AM-6PM

2. Han Market

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  • Suitable for: almost people, particularly for travelers on a budget
  • What to buy: local food, clothing, fabric, housewares
  • Location: 119 Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau 1 Wartd, Hai Chau, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 6AM-7PM

3. Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village

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  • Suitable for: almost people
  • What to buy:  handcrafted jewellery made from precious stones, including rings, necklaces, pendants, and bracelets.
  • Location: Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang
  • Opening hours: 8AM – 7PM

4. Lotte Mart Da Nang

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  • Suitable for: almost people, particularly for kids, travelers on a budget
  • What to buy: tools, household items and groceries.
  • Location: 6 Nai Nam, Hoa Cuong Bac, Hai Chau, Đa Nang, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 8AM – 10PM

5. Big C Supermarket

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  • Suitable for: almost people, particularly for kids and travelers on a budget
  • What to buy: groceries, fresh food, toiletries, housewares
  • Location: 257 Hung Vuong, Commercial Zone, Thanh Khe, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 8AM – 10PM

6. Vincom Plaza

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  • Suitable for: almost people, particularly for kids,
  • What to buy: retail shops, restaurants, a movie theater, ice-skating rink & grocery store
  • Location: 910A Ngo Quyen, An Hai Bac, Son Tra, Danang, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 9:30AM – 10PM

7. Son Tra Night Market

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  • Suitable for: almost people, particularly for kids, groups, travelers on a budget
  • What to buy: local food, souvenirs
  • Locations: An Hai Bac, An Hai Trung, Danang, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 5PM onwards

10. Tabalo Outdoor

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  • Suitable for: almost people, particularly for travelers on a budget
  • What to buy: Sport and travel Gear
  • Location: 337 Trung Nu Vuong, Hoa Thuan Dong, Hai Chau, Danang, Vietnam

12. Danang Souvenirs & Cafe

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  • Suitable for: almost people, particularly for couples
  • What to buy: Beverages and small souvenirs
  • Location: 34 Bach Dang, Thach Thang, Hải Châu, Hai Chau, Danang, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 7AM-10:30PM

13. M Legrand Jewelry

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  • Suitable for: almost people, particularly for couples
  • What to buy: French jewelry: authentic pearls, gold, silver and leather settings designed in Paris.
  • Location: 52 Ho Xuan Huong, Khue My, Ngu Hanh Son, Danang, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 9AM–12PM, 2–7PM

14. Namaka Jewelry

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  • Suitable for: almost people, particularly for couples, travelers on a budget
  • What to buy: jewelry
  • location: Pullman Danang Beach Resort Lobby, Vo Nguyen Giap, Khue My, Ngu Hanh Son, Danang, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 8AM–7PM

15. StormX

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  • Suitable for: almost people, particularly for couples
  • What to buy: Sneaker and shoes
  • Location: 26 Nguyen Van Thoai, Bac My Phu, Son Tra, Danang, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 8AM–11PM

III. Tips on Shopping in Danang

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1. Don’t purchase the brand name clothes in the market: They are all fake, so if you are buying those as gifts and care about the quality, don’t buy them in the traditional market. Find them in official Danang clothing outlets. However, if you just need something to wear since you ran out of clothes, then these clothes are really affordable.

2. Bargain to the most you can: Unlike shopping in malls, supermarkets, or convenient stores, the price of goods in these markets isn’t fixed. Also, if you are a foreign tourist, the seller can easily rip you off by price-jacking. Therefore, you will have to bargain most of the time to get a reasonable price. Usually, bargain to half of the proposed price, you’ll get the real price that the seller sells for local people.

3. “Walking away” is an effective tool: When they say no with the price you offer, just walk away from the store. If they call you back, you win the deal!

4. Study to use Vietnamese currency (VND) before getting lost in the markets. USD is just paper here. 1USD = ~23.000VND

5. Be alert to sale: Sale-off products are usually not attractive or out of date, with lower quality, especially in Vietnam where the law is not strict enough. Therefore, when you decide to stop by a sale-off poster, you should check for the quality before making a payment.

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