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Address: Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Phone Number:
+84 8 3521 0004
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This is the city's biggest, most authentic market. You can find almost...

This is the city's biggest, most authentic market. You can find almost anything you need here, from basic supplies to souvenirs. The food is outstanding and the people-watching is great even if you don't buy anything.

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Afternoon & Night Market

Depends on when you visit the market, there's a difference on afternoon market (inside a building) & night market (outside). Be sure to haggle, especially the coffee + filter. I... read more

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place was pretty amazing. There is nothing like it in Texas. The smells, sounds and people are intoxicating. It's narrow walk ways make it feel like a maze. I had a great time walking around. I bought a shirt and some gifts for family back home. It is a little more expensive because of its location and proximity to... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Huge market with everything ! I've spent about 3 hours to shop for gifts, had drinks and local food. It is a very interesting market and must go if you are in Ho Chi Minh city.i Try to make bargain every time to shop as they will set higher price for tourist.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great to experience this lovely market, good food and local crafts A good way to savour the local lifestyle

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Depends on when you visit the market, there's a difference on afternoon market (inside a building) & night market (outside). Be sure to haggle, especially the coffee + filter. I think you can get as low as 150.000 dong (we got at 200.000 dong, 20.000 - 30.000 dong more expensive than the ones at the airport). Other than the coffee,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place has loads of stalls selling food produce like tamarind sweets, bags, shoes, coffee, buffalo horn products and clothes etc Walk systematically thru and be ready for every stall to ask you to look at their products. Politely say thanks but no thanks if you are browsing. Coffee buyers ask to sample, they will happily brew you a cuppa.... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is an all inclusive market under one roof with shoes, clothes, watches, spices, nuts and much more. Dont forget to bargain

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Thank Sam K
Rockville, Maryland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the shopping attraction but very disappointed except foods. The prices of all the products were jack up thousand percentage, for example: simple magnet list 280,000 dong ~ to $12 USD, and attitude of those retail stands people were so rude if you said you are not interest to buy, terrible. It was so different from last... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Crowded with tourists. Lots of options for souvenirs, coffee and food. I bargained hard and bought souvenirs then realised it's way cheaper at fixed price in a shop nearby the market. The shop is called Minh Phat, a few steps from Lavender Central Hotel. t-shirts, leaf hat, magnets, key chains and other deco - just experience the ambience, don't bother... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It might have been because we visited this market at the end of the trip so we had seen all of the goods before, but we found Ben Thanh Market overly crowded and hot. The stall holders can be quite rude and pushy so be prepared to be firm. We had a much nicer experience at Saigon square 3.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge market.One of the largest in the far east. Very versatile.You can find anything there.Dont forget to bargain up to 50% discount on brand names and everything.Enjoy!

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