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Monday, November 23, 2009

Shopping in Hue: BIG C has arrived, but ...

Picture by Lien

Malls are not widespread in Vietnam outside Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. But in Hue, the sleepy old town with its colonial charm, things have changed. In July 2009 Big C has opened Phong Phu Plaza - and this was an enormous event with a pop concert, documented by Hy Huynh in his blog. The Big C brand was the first foreign-invested trade centre in Hue after the Espace Business Hue Company was granted an investment licence by Thua Thien-Hue authorities, as vietnamnet.vn reported.
But to tourists BIG C in Hue may be a disappointment: It cannot cope with shopping malls for example in Bangkok, it is just a very big food store and a floor of eateries and some clothes around, people looking for international brands find more in Hues shopping streets.

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