Da Nang is a third big city of Vietnam. The central land’s culture clearly reflects the mix oftheNorth and the South. For the first time coming here, many people fall in love with its friendly locals, amazing foods, and unique souvenirs. To keep the most memorable experience in this wonderful city, many guests look for the best gifts to bring home. Here are the most favorite things that we would like to recommend to you.
Hand-embroidered silk pictures and paintings
Hand-embroidered pieces of clothing and framed silk pictures present an old handicraft traditional art in Vietnam. Artists take inspiration fromVietnamese symbols, characterized landscapes, daily life scenes, and traditional portraits. If you prefer to have your own style products, give skillful artists your idea and they will personalize impressive work for you.
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Where to buy:
The Da Nang Artists Company:a non-profit company established to promote artworks of the disabled talented artists. Buying products here means you join hands to support unlucky artists and preserve the beautiful traditional art.
- Address: K63/10 Che Lan Vien St, Ngu Hanh Son District
- Price: at least 30$
3D paper cards
Originated from Japan, 3D paper card is a kind of “origami” (or pop-up cards) that shows 3D shapes and patterns when being opened. Pop-up cards are handmade with incredible designs. The shapes are unique and diverse, which features Da Nang’s attractions and symbols. They will obviously bring surprising messages to receivers and is a reminder of the most memorable travel time in Da Nang. Tourists often buy card designed with Dragon Bridge or Han River Bridge shapes to memorize Da Nang- the young city of beautiful Bridges.
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Where to buy:
Da Nang Souvenirs and Cafe: Danang Souvenirs, which specializes in souvenirs, is also a rest-stop to relax, visit, and shop.
- Address: 34 Bach Dang St.
- Price: 30,000~50,000 VND.
“I love Da Nang” T-shirts
T-shirts have become a souvenir trend in the world. These simple T-shirts printed with words like “I love Da Nang” or “I love Viet Nam” is not unfamiliar to tourists. Therefore, the fastest and simplest but meaningful way to keep beautiful memories here is picking up a T-shirt.
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Where to buy:
Con Market: the largest wholesale and retail venue in the central region. It’s a must-see spot to go for some shopping. You can easily get one T-shirt at the clothes zone inside the market.
- Address: 318 Ong IchKhiem St.
- Da Na Sport: 18 Chi Lang St, Hai Chau District.
- Price: 50,000~65,000 VND.
“Ao Dai” is not simply a traditional costume, it is a symbol and pride of Vietnamese for ages. Ao Dai reflects the perception of Vietnamese woman’s beauty: charming, reserve and attractive.Nowadays, they are modernized to be more fashionable and suitable for all ages. Diverse Ao Dai’s patterns are inspired from culture and landscapes. If you have your great love for Vietnam, “Ao Dai” will be the most meaningful thing to bring home.
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Where to get one:
- Ao Dai Huu Loc (66 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St.)
- Ao dai Van Ha- Huyen( 98 Phan Chau Trinh St.)
- Price: at least 700,000 VND
You can have a tailor make your “Ao Dai” with your favorite material and design so that it fits you well.
Da Nang is famous for Marble Moutain and Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village. There are many kinds of stone artworks with different sizes, various models such as Buddha statues, the Holy statues, birds, animals, and jewelry including chains, rings, and bracelets. You will be impressively be overwhelmed at first sight. Small products can be bought as gifts. If you are into sculpture, the Da Nang Stone Carving village is definitely your ideal place to admire incredibly unique artworks.
Photo by Chesire Hoang
Where to buy:
Phu Quy Handicraft Sculpture Shop
- Address: 93 Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, Ngu Hanh Son DistrictTien Hieu 1 Handicraft Sculpture Factory
- Address: 42 Huyen Tran Cong Chua St.
- Price: from 3$
The small“Carp turns into dragon” statue
The huge CarpTurns Into Dragon statue molded from natural marble, a type of gemstone,installed at the new Da Nang Marina complex on the eastern side of the Han River has been a famous tourist attraction recently for photo shoots. If you are looking for a small version of the special creature made from marble, Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village is a great place to find.
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Where to buy:
- Non Nuoc Stone Village, Ngu Hanh Son District.
- Marina souvenirs Shop: near the Dragon fish statue
- Price: depends on size and weight. (from 5$)
“Non la”, better known as Vietnamese conical hat, is a traditional symbol of all Vietnamese people without age, sex or racial distinction. Especially, traditional Ao Dai and conical hat are representative of Vietnamese woman’s image. A conical hat is a one-hundred-percent handmade product in available natural materials such as palm leaves, a bark of Moc trees and bamboo.
Photo by Tracy Blacher
Where to buy
You can easily buy one in any medium and large markets or souvenir shops.
- Con Market: 318 Ong IchKhiem St.
- Han Market: 119 Tran Phu St.
- Price: from 1$
Pencil portraits drawn by talented street artists are special gifts for any tourists visiting Da Nang. The portrait is performed right away once tourists request. Street artists are not very professional and don’t have their own galleries, but their works are actually excellent. The price for this is quite cheap. So, why not?
Where to have a portrait: Bach Dang Walking Park
- Price: from $20
- Products from nearby areas
For more special things to bring home, you can come to nearby cities, such as Hoi An, Hue. Favorite gifts that tourists often bring home are silk lanterns, wooden “to he” or keyrings.
- Where to buy: Hoi An Ancient Town, about 30 km south of Da Nang City.
- Price: 5,000 VND ( to he), from 15,000( silk lantern), from 5,000 (keyring)