Tempting prices and one-of-kind items entice tourists to buy as much as they can carry home or afford to ship back to the United States.
Total international arrivals in 12 months reached 6,847,678 representing a 13.86 percent growth over the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Administration of Tourism.
Those numbers translate into buying, buying and buying.
Here are some favorite souvenirs from Vietnam:
Most markets will sell these extraordinary elegant dresses worn by Vietnameses women. The attire is baggy silk trousers under a knee-length silk tunic slit up both sides. Colors are vibrant and definitely exotic attire from Asia. If time permits, visitors can check out a tailor shop to create the attire for the specific body sizes. Tailor prices will cost around $40 while buying from the market can range between $20 to $30.
The items are incredibily light, not adding weight to luggage. Made by applying multiple layers of resin onto an article and then polishing vigorously to achieve a deep, lustrous sheen, lacquer is used to decorate furniture and decorative statues.
"The gold ladies are probably my favorite," Jessalyn Herreria said about her parent's souvenir from a recent trip to Vietnam.
Seen throughout markets, Communist propaganda posters illustrate the history of the country's political views. It is a great souvenir for historians. Even the poster paper is delicate and most retailers will offer shipping to international locations.
Tip 1: Haggle for the best price. The vendors enjoy a challenge and will barter with you as a game.
Tip 2: Sometimes, walking around without the concern of shopping will lead to amazing treasures.
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