Top 7 Vietnam Souvenirs to Bring Back Home

Vietnam is a tourist destination that attracts a lot of domestic and foreign visitors. When traveling to Vietnam, tourists surely want to buy for themselves and their family some souvenirs when they return home. This article lists the top 7 souvenirs worth buying when you Tour to Vietnam.

Top 7 Vietnam Souvenirs to Bring Back Home

1. Conical Hat
The conical hat is an object that symbolizes the culture of Vietnam. Vietnamese women wear a conical hat on their heads as a beautiful image of a gentle, hard-working woman. Not only is it an iconic gift, but the conical hat also has the effective function of covering the rain and sun, and becomes an indispensable item of the Vietnamese people. Tourists can easily find these hats in many different sizes on the Old Town of Hanoi, or any region they come to.
 
2. Coffee
Vietnam is the 2nd largest exporter of coffee in the world and the world leader in Robusta coffee production. Therefore, it is really a pity if you come to Vietnam without enjoying coffee or buying as a gift. Vietnamese coffee is famous for its sophisticated preparation and special flavor. To buy coffee as a souvenir while in Vietnam, you should choose carefully. You can choose dried coffee beans or ground coffee as a gift.
 
3. Silk
There are many silk producing countries, but Vietnamese silk has its own unique beauty. Vietnamese silk is produced in the traditional craft style with beautiful patterns, along with striking colors and sizes. Silk can be used to make handkerchiefs, scarves, paintings, clothes, and many other unique souvenirs. Tourists can buy silk or silk products everywhere in Vietnam, but the best places to buy them are Hoi An (Quang Nam, Central of Vietnam), and Van Phuc Village (Hanoi, Northern Vietnam).
 
4. Ceramic
Ceramic products are another popular souvenir that you can bring back home from Vietnam, because this country has long-standing traditional pottery villages with unique ceramic art. You can easily find ceramic vases, lacquer vases and so on of all sizes, shapes, patterns and colors. All of these pottery items are handcrafted by skilled Vietnamese people. Some famous pottery villages in Vietnam are Bat Trang (Hanoi), Thanh Ha (Hoi An, Quang Nam), Phu Lang (Bac Ninh)…
 
5. Ao Dai
As the national costume of Vietnam, Ao Dai will definitely be a great gift for the visitors. It is a tight-fitted long dress worn over long pants. With a special design that brings the typical features of Vietnam, both discreet and sexy, Ao Dai helps to enhance the physique of women in general and Vietnamese women in particular. Not only that, Ao dai also has designs for both men. Tourists can easily find and buy fabric or tailor-made Ao Dai in the market and shops all over the country.
 
6. Bamboo and wooden products
Anyone who loves Vietnam must know that bamboo is a symbol of Vietnamese people. Bamboo is used to make indoor and decorative items. Bamboo and wood products in Vietnam are all hand-woven and available in many different colors. With meticulous and ingenious hand, craftsmanship can create many wonderful works from bamboo and wood. It could be a picture of a boat, a cyclo, an animal or it could be a landscape in Vietnam. You can also buy bamboo hats, trays, baskets and many other things made of bamboo and wood.
 

7. Vietnamese embroidery
The skillful craftsmanship of Vietnamese artists is always something that makes foreign visitors feel admired and respected. Hand embroidery is an art that has been had for a long time. Over time, the artists have perfected themselves with the best skills to create the most elaborate and meticulous artwork. Hand-embroidered paintings are often inspired by nature, daily life, or even portraits of buyers. Tourists coming to Vietnam can also require for making their own pictures.