VIETNAM ANTIQUES TOURS
With its French Colonial Architecture overlaid by a layer of Chinese Shophouse culture, Vietnam is laced with an Indochine romance, layers of history making it perhaps the most exotic and enchanting destinations in South East Asia. This is a designer’s dream when it comes to taking a Design Inspiration Tour. It’s sensory overload – honking scooters and epic traffic jams give way to verdant green rice paddies and the cities are swathed in silk from lanterns to robes and custom made clothing and more. With chic shopping on every corner it’s easy to forget Vietnam is one of the few remaining communist countries in the world – for surely capitalism has been embraced in this new fangled version of communism that embraces both art and antiques as well as French influence in l’art de la table left over from it’s colony days. Our Vietnam Antiques Tours Guide will custom plan an Asia antiques buying tour for you whether you’re looking to purchase antique furniture, textiles, decorative accessories, handicrafts and artisanal creations or architectural salvage. We will also help maximize your time and money by translating and negotiating on your behalf, and finally liaising you with an international shipper.
Hanoi Antiques Tour
6 Days a Week
More than just antiques – a voyage into Hanoi offers a scintillating array of both design inspiration and experiences. From the brightly colored silks and lanterns to the artisanal handmade hardware and modern day home goods, the mot de jour in Vietnam is art. That’s art de vivre as well as art de la table – onwards to art for the walls. Vendors sell everything from tourist art, to kitsch and contemporary painting as well as vintage propaganda posters and lithographs. When it comes to furniture – the antiques are varied. The glitzier Indochine and Shanghai influence on the Art Deco Vietnamese pieces are distant cousins to that of the rest of South East Asia. And the variety of furnishings made from exotic woods – surprising and unexpected. Tea Tables made from chicken wood crowd shops with Chinese Shop House furniture. Being multi-cultural means the county is also multi-religion and the religious relics and fragments on offer represent everything from Taoism, to Catholicism to the folk beliefs of the countryside. Ceramics are the real draw for collectors – with pieces being thousands of years old as well as bronze ware dating to Vietnams Dong Son era. On your Vietnam antiques tours we will translate and negotiate on your behalf, maximizing your time and money. We also liaise you with a shipper to get your purchases home.
Hanoi Old Quarter Tour
Start the day with a visit with one of Vietnams leading historians as she takes you on an artistic voyage through the traditions of the tribal cultures that make up Vietnams countryside – and then have the opportunity to buy antiques from her museum-worthy collection. Armed with your newfound knowledge, head out onto the streets of the Old Quarter where historically it was home to Hanoi’s craftsmen. A meandering maze it’s easy to lose track of time without the focused eye of your Vietnam Antiques Tours Antique Diva Guide who will get you past the tourist trash to the areas of the old quarter where there the treasures are stored. More than just antiques – this area offers lanterns galore, brass hardware, silks, embroideries, linens, home accessories and kitchenalia and simply treasures that delight the eye. Hanoi more than any other of our tour cities is a designers delight – where style makers can come to drink in new designs gaining inspiration for future projects. On tour we will translate and negotiate on your behalf, maximizing your time and money. We also liaise you with a shipper to get your purchases home.