Shopping & tipping

All sorts of goods and manufactured products can be found. From high-tech products to local handicraft products (lacquer ware, painting, silk, wood and stone art works…), main cities have an abundance of small shops and even big shopping centres. Those who plan to bring back souvenirs are therefore advised to travel light.

Prices displayed are usually fixed, but in other cases, bargaining is a fact of life in Vietnam!

Tipping is not mandatory although it is appreciated. Note that prices in hotels and restaurants usually include 10% for VAT and 5% for service charges.