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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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Busy, Tourist Crowded Market

The best time to visit Ben Thanh is in the morning when shops have just set up their stalls and the market isn't brimming with tourists. Most of the merchandise is knock off... read more

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Okay. You have to experience Ben Thành Market when you visit HCM. But is it a great place to go: no. You can get your stuff elsewhere a lot cheaper.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best time to visit Ben Thanh is in the morning when shops have just set up their stalls and the market isn't brimming with tourists. Most of the merchandise is knock off sneakers, clothing, bags and such from Nike, adidas, Under Armour and North Face, along with trinkets and mass produced "gifts." If you're passing by, stop in to... More 

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Thank themodman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I come here often, to find just about anything. But it can be crowded and hot. I prefer to leave hubby and child at the food court section while I browse. Prices are not lowest here so do some serious bargaining and check prices at several stores. Vendors can be aggressive if you don't buy. Don't let them get to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hugh indoor market! Make sure to go in the daytime when all the stalls are open. We bought coffee, china and chopsticks, but there are so many stalls selling all kinds off designer-copies with bags to clothes etc. Fabric and jewelry are other goods you can find cheap!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seems to be the same as many other markets in Vietnam and as Saigon was my last stop it was quite underwhelming. I didn't actually get through the whole market as it seemed a bit pointless fighting through the crowds. In a buzzing part of town though so very interesting to walk around outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of choices of the Vietnamese kitchen. In the evening a DJ enhances the pulse - two dining areas, one in the back and one just by the street. Buzzeling and good. Recommended!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came by the other day and it was a hot, humid, and sweltering experience. HCM is a rough city to get around and the Ben Thanh Market is very touristy. Be careful with pickpockets and maybe go early to beat the heat...I wasn't able to stand more than 5 minutes...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a place aimed for the tourist. You must have a very good bargain skill to buy something from this market. Try to avoid buying souvenir from this place since you can get similar thing with better price at night market near Ben Thant

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Did not enjoy our experience here at all some of the sellers would follow us around the whole market trying to make us buy their things and when we said no they would get aggressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The price in this market is cheap but u have to bid as low as u can, at least start with a half price that the seller told u, don't be afraid the seller are nice and all of people do that

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