Ho Chi Minh City - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Absolutely yes! The reed baskets have been a favorite of mine, and having custom made linen clothing is nice, too. Artwork, and handicrafts are abundant. - Sep 2021

Lots of handicrafts, but make sure that you’re buying locally-produced work, not imported from China. There are some good tailors in town, fast and cheap, don’t skimp on the quality fabric, though. - Jul 2019

Weekends at the beach. Delicious food. - Mar 2016

The experiences of traveling, tailored clothes, artwork. - Aug 2015

Travel, travel, travel. - May 2014

Lacquer stuff, maybe some clothes. There are some deals, quality varies. - Jul 2011

Lacquer is very beautiful, plates, trays, pots, vases etc. Some very nice art work. Solid wood Furniture with Rattan or Water hyacinth. There is a nice China Factory Than Long. - Sep 2010

There are warehouses full of lacquer wares, little wood things, badly made silk items, and loads of furniture which will fall apart at your next posting. The jewelery shops downtown will make up cute things for a reasonable cost, and there are a couple of shops which make excellent quality handbags - not cheap but worth the money. - Nov 2009

So much! Textiles, furniture, art, jewelry. - Dec 2008

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