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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
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+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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This market is busy and each stall holder harasses you as you walk by. All prices are negotiated. The food and flowers are extremely fresh. There is a huge range of clothes... read more

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Nowra, Australia
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This market is busy and each stall holder harasses you as you walk by. All prices are negotiated. The food and flowers are extremely fresh. There is a huge range of clothes, bags, fabrics, wallets, and souvenirs. Plenty of stalls to try local street foods.

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Chelmno, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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I've visited many markets all over Asia in the last 25 years and I have to say this is one of the more expensive ones ~ I get we have to barter but the starting price is so high I just get weary and walk away ~ it's not a fun experience as some of the stall holders get a... More 

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Market is hot and crammed inside the building so you are much better visiting the markets at night on the outside. The famous roundabout outside the market, as seen in most advertising, is gone at the moment because of the subway construction works.

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New York City, New York
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This is a classic market in HCMC and it's worth a visit. You can eat a pho noodle breakfast and then shop for anything you forgot to bring or souvenirs. I had a great mango & soursop smoothie, a good coconut to cool me down, and the classic beef pho.

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Thank LadyUrszula
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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The main thing to remember is that everyone here is going to try and charge you way more than you should pay. You don't have to speak Vietnamese in order to bargain with them, just take whatever price they give you and cut it in half. They will meet you somewhere in the middle. If that doesn't work just start... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing market in the centre of Ho Chi min city. We browsed here for hours in the evenings after dinner at Street Food restaurant and bought lots of things to take home.

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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Everything is same same, maybe worth going if you know there will be something there that you want like a phone charger or something or some fish but for a look around it's kind of a waste of time. We've been traveling around for the last 16 months and have done our fair share of markets this one isn't special.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Various of nuts and clothes here. If you would like to buy some nuts as souvenir or "I Love Saigon"' T shirt , this is the right place for you.

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Thank Soon29
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Good for souvenirs and pressies but very annoying as you get pestered by every single stall holder and I mean every single one. You have to haggle and the don't like you walking away as they grab your arm and won't let you go

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Melbourne, Australia
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Very large market, some would say the beating heart of Saigon. Many things to see and buy. This is primarily a locals' shopping venue but souvenirs are also sold. All kinds of food available including fresh meat and veg and a wet market where seafood is sold, some of it still wriggling! Great to see the market in action. If... More 

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