Antique hunting is a passion that has grown on many of us during our travels. The uniqueness and historical value of original objects of local craftsmanship make them a coveted addition to our collections. Vietnam is a country that has contributed to my personal collection with a beautiful fan made of bamboo and silk profiles, along with ‘puppets’ that were once used in the water theatre. If you’re ready to add to your own collection, Le Cong Kieu Street in Saigon is a must-visit. This hidden gem is home to over 60 antique shops, packed with hundreds of items waiting to be discovered. From stone statues to ceramic pots, clocks, and coins, you’re sure to find a rare find. But beware, not all goods on display are genuine antiques, so it’s best to do your research beforehand.
Discovering Hidden Gems: Antique Hunting in HanoiPosted on 12 February 2014