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Ho Chi Minh City

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 9/30/19 Recent Posts
Lacquerware made here is practically the best in the world and is still a real bargain. Scores of shops around District 1 Ho Chi Minh City sell boxes, trays, desk accessories, vases and other lacquerware items. Rosewood boxes and bowls are especially lovely. These make wonderful gifts. If your friends at home love tacky tourist crap, you are in luck! You will find an astounding array of toy helicopters made from Coca Cola cans, fake Zippos and cigarette lighters made from hollow M-16 ammunition, and Good Morning Vietnam T-shirts.
Ho Chi Minh City's tailors are reminiscent of Hong Kong's before the seventies. Custom made shirts usually take three to four days and cost seven to ten dollars, not including the fabric. If you are a Coffee lover, buy enough to fill those empty corners of your luggage. Vietnamese coffees are among the best in the world, and very inexpensive. Because Saigonites drink so much of it, the beans on display in scores of shops around District 1 are always quite fresh. Whole beans sealed in a plastic bag will last quite well until you return, and provide a lingering souvenir of your visit and stay at the best hotels in Ho Chi Minh City.