The shopping landscape in Hoi An is dominated by its long history of sartorial excellence. Lining any of the quaint narrow downtown streets, are a host of extremely skilled tailors, just waiting to make you up a fine, custom-fitting outfit, for the fraction of the price you'd pay for something of equal quality back home. The materials available are also top-notch: fine silks, and rich, brushed cotton abounds. A warning, however: these artisans can be rather insistent, so say 'No' firmly if you're not interested, and move on.

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