The best shopping malls in Hanoi are great options for when you need to escape the afternoon heat, catch the latest Hollywood films, and shop for internationally-renowned brands. While narrow shophouses, outdoor markets, and handicrafts outlets are aplenty in downtown Hanoi, contemporary shopping malls are gaining massive popularity amongst affluent locals and tourists for offering a wide array of dining, shopping, and entertainment options under one roof.
Open daily, Hanoi’s most popular shopping malls are mostly set close to prominent attractions such as Hoan Kiem Lake and Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower. If you’re looking to purchase high quality (and authentic) goods during your holiday in the capital of Vietnam, read on to discover the five best shopping malls in Hanoi.
1. Vincom Mega Mall Royal City
A massive underground shopping mall, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City boasts 800 retail outlets, a massive hypermarket, as well as numerous outdoor and indoor recreational facilities in Hanoi’s Thanh Xuan District. Featuring an elegant all-white interior design, the shopping mall houses an indoor ice-skating rink, cinema, and a food-and-beverage street with more than 200 international and local restaurants.
Vincom Mega Mall Royal City is also home to the biggest rainforest-themed indoor water park in Southeast Asia, where visitors of all ages can enjoy six complexes of water slides, wave pools, concave sliding tubes, and water games.
Address: 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi
2. Trang Tien Plaza
A favourite shopping spot amongst Hanoi’s rich and famous is Trang Tien Plaza, which is a short five-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and French Quarter. The five-storey shopping mall houses luxury fashion brands such as Cartier, Burberry, Dior, Zegna, BVLGARI, and Louis Vuitton on the ground floor, while electronics and home décor outlets can be found on the upper levels.
There’s also a supermarket on the fourth floor which stocks fresh produce and an array of imported goods. Trang Tien Plaza hosts excellent international restaurants with a variety of regional cuisine and plenty of fast food chains, including Dunkin Donuts, Lotteria, and Paris Baguette.
Address: 24 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
3. Savico Megamall
Savico Megamall is one of Vietnam’s largest shopping malls, where you can find a good mix of local and international brands, ample dining outlets, entertainment centres, and beauty services. Familiar names include Levi’s, Lacoste, Adidas, Nike, Prada, Burberry, and Yves Rocher as well as prominent fast food chains such as Pizza Hut, Sumo BBQ, and Trung Nguyen Coffee. Located along Nguyen Van Linh Street, Savico Megamall is approximately seven kilometres east of Hanoi City Centre – it should cost you about VND 110,000 if you’re travelling by taxi.
Address: 07 – 09 Nguyen Van Linh Street, Long Bien District, Hanoi
4. Hang Da Galleria Shopping Mall
Also called Hanoi Square, Hang Da Galleria Shopping Mall is a good option for purchasing inexpensive clothes, shoes, bags and accessories in Hanoi. Not only are prices here cheaper, it’s still possible to haggle for better bargains especially if you are buying in bulk. The upper levels of this shopping mall hosts stalls selling local artwork and handicrafts such as ceramics, silk, lacquer, and paintings.
Hang Da Galleria Shopping Mall is quite easy to explore during weekdays as it’s mostly frequented by locals, so expect a massive crowd if you’re planning a visit on weekends or public holidays
Address: Hang Da Street, Cua Dong Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
5. Lotte Center Hanoi
Lotte Center Hanoi offers a broad range of approximately 250 fashion and lifestyle brands. This one-stop shopping spot also offers enough entertainment and dining possibilities that you could easily spend a half day here. The 65 story building can be reached from Hoan Kiem Lake by car in around 20 minutes. This high rise building that houses the Lotte Shopping Center Hanoi is also home to a hypermarket, a hotel, residential apartments, restaurants, a gym, a spa and the city’s finest observation deck.
Address: 54 Liễu Giai, Cống Vị, Ba Đình, Hànội