Money Changer. Your first concern when you land in Vietnam is where you would exchange your money to their local currency. We had our USD exchanged to VND at the airport. The rates at the airport is lower. So exchange a little, just enough for your first day.
Then, if you still lack VND, I recommend you to have your money exchange at EXIMBANK – 135 Bong Khoi Q1 TP Ho Chi Minh City, they offer good exchange rate.
Whenever travelling to Vietnam, people would often buy North Face backpacks because it is cheaper there and of course souvenirs as remembrance of their trip.
North Face Bags. The first thing you should know is how to spot whether it is authentic or not. Check for the presence of the whistle and the hologram inside the bag.
Here’s to give you an idea how much more or less you should spend when buying stuffs. The prices displayed here are the amount we paid when purchasing the products. If you can bargain for a lower price the better. 🙂 We bought the bags at Saigon Square.
Keychain Set. There are different kinds and designs of keychain sets being sold. Ten pieces of keychains (shown in the picture below) cost VND 50,000.
Magnets. Same with magnets, prices differ with design. The magnets shown below cost VND 20,000 each or VND 35,000 for 2 pcs.
Souvenir Shirts. Different designs come in different prices. Simple design like the one shown in the picture below cost VND 40,000 each.
We bought the souvenirs at the Ben Thanh Night Market.
Starbucks Mug. Bought at Starbucks Rex Hotel Saigon – 141 Nguyen Hue Street Branch.
Itinerary of our 5Days Saigon, Vietnam Tour.
Day 5: HO CHI MINH – DEPARTURE
Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight departure
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