UNESCO World Heritage city, Hoi An
UNESCO World Heritage city, Hoi An Christina Pfeiffer

Luxury on a budget: Tips on how to holiday in Hoi An

You love Bali and Thailand but you haven't made it to Vietnam. Maybe it's because you're not sure if you'll have a good time. Here are some tips and ideas on how to make sure you have an amazing time.  

1-Bring an empty suitcase

With over 400 tailor shops and rows of shoe makers, even if you don't have any intention of going shopping, it'll be hard to resist.   

The Old Town is a shopping nirvana packed with galleries, souvenir, craft, clothing and shoe shops. You can have shoes and clothes custom made for a lot less than it would cost to buy off the rack at home. Tailors and shoemakers work quickly and can sew an entire wardrobe in less than 24 hours.   

Tip: It's a good idea to bring a favourite suit or dress for the tailor to copy. And make sure you negotiate as the initial price is likely to be much higher than you need to pay.  

Want some tips on how to negotiate? Watch this video and read about how to travel on a budget in Vietnam.


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