Shopping 47 Ton That Thiep | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 08, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Duy Tan - Saigon Artisan is special ?
Duy Tan Saigon Artisan is located in District 1 area of the Ho Chi Minh City. It is a small sized unconventional souvenir shopping centre. Visitors are introduced to a unique collection of handmade local Lacquerwares, ceramic items from Bac Tran, etc. Broad range jewelry items made up of animal horns, tablewares, and bags prepared out of recycling have also made their place among the saleable objects. This place has a cozy atmosphere and special emphasis is given to maintain highest standards of cleanliness. The staff people are attentive and friendly providing careful wrapping facilities for the saleable objects.
What to explore at Duy Tan - Saigon Artisan?
Great service with no pressure to buy - the place to go to buy gifts without expectations of haggling. You can view this as a souvenir shop par excellence but that does not do the place justice. Duy Tan is the sort of store where you can affordable rejuvenate the look of your kitchen and dining room
As you can see from the picture, very vibrant selection of goodies, perfect for gifts to friends all around..
How to get to Duy Tan - Saigon Artisan?
The best way to get the store is by taxi, motorbike, "xe om". It takes 23 mins driving from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and 12 mins from Sai Gon Railway Station.
- Great place for tasteful, high quality souvenirs
- Great place for souvenirs
- Very good gifts to bring home
- Nice place for shopping
- Nice Vietnamese products
47 Ton That Thiep | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 08, Vietnam
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I walked past Duy Tan a few times before I went inside. I am really glad that I did. They have lovely lacquerware items for the kitchen and home with an emphasis on dining elements. I am not sure how the products are made but they appear to be some form of lacquered wood or fiber. The quality is outstanding as is the variety. There are more traditional Vietnamese tea services and such but the stand out items are the plates, rice bowls, soup vessels, trays and boxes. The aesthetic seems to my uneducated eye to be a combination of Vietnamese and Japanese minimalism but of a sort that would look comfortable in US or European design magazines like Dwell or Print or one of the more modern interior design publications. The staff is very helpful and they can assist with shipping if you need it, though this takes a little negotiation. They were not opposed to it, it seemed to me that the staff genuinely didn't want me to incur the expense. All in all, a very decent bunch of folks who have an exceptional eye for design. You can view this as a souvenir shop par excellence but that does not do the place justice. Duy Tan is the sort of store where you can affordable rejuvenate the look of your kitchen and dining room. Super cool stuff.