Bamboo, a plant that has long been referred to as a symbol of Vietnamese traditional old villages, is now can be widely seen in Hanoi in forms of souvenirs of many kinds. They could be baskets, trays, bowls, hats, decorative items, chop sticks or even furniture.
One of the cutest bamboo gifts to take home is the beautiful dragonfly that is able to stand on its mouth on any surface, making them the ideal little ornament.
If you want a good bargain on bamboo souvenirs, check out the bamboo shops along Quang Trung Street.
BEST GIFTS FOR: Bamboo dragonflies are the cute keepsakes for children
PRICE RANGE: From 15,000VND ($0.70) per item of dragonflies
PORTABLE LEVEL: Manageable
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