If you are a person who loves to collect paintings, then a visit to Saigon is a good option. There are lots of painting shops at Saigon from high ends to the average shops, for those travelers on a budget. I have seen several at District 1 and along the Pam Ngu Lao streets. Prices ranging from VND450,000 to VND5,000,000 or about $25 to $250. You can also opt to have your own portrait in a canvas (oil painting) which can be completed within 2 days. So if you are just having a tour for about 3 to 4 days, it's still possible to bring home a made to order painting. You don't need to buy a framed one. You can have it framed back home. I only managed to take one photo of the shops but there are a lot more shops to choose from depending on your requirements and preferences. I will try to capture more photos on my future visits.
Have a nice weekend!