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Ben Thanh Market

Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3521 0004
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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.
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good36%
  • Average32%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3521 0004
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's the most traditional market in Saigon both for its French inherited architecture and got its insides. Located in the heart of district 1, just by walking distance to several other spots of interest. It's basically frequented by tourists. You can find anything from international...More

Thank Marcelo D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Barter with how much yiur willing to pay in your hand. Once the Vietnamese sees money or has it in their hand they'll give in much easier. I did this for trainers and got a few pairs down from 1.5m each to 500k. There was...More

Thank Josh M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Practice your bargaining skills! A must if even to people watch. You can buy anything here. I suspect all copies. Busy, crowded and hot but worth the experience. Mind your bags when walking around.

Thank IrishGalway_Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago

I haven't been around Ho Chi Minh much, but I did wander around district 1 as my hotel was there but I could not locate any gift shop. I already knew about Ben Thanh market before my arrival (google helps of course) and so in...More

Thank huziejane
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is really a shopping heaven where one can find almost everything under one roof. Clothing materials, ready made ladies and mans attire,T-shirt,shoes,souvenirs,cook food,home decors,dry food...you name it..they have it. You can tailor made your attire either man suits, Malay baju kurong and dresses and...More

Thank suhaimieb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ben Thanh Market offers shoppers cheap items and average - good quality depending on each item. You can purchase replica handbags here and compare the replica to the originals as a few of the stalls have photos. Also great for replica adidas and Nike etc...More

Thank NatalieMc555
Reviewed 2 days ago

Like others, it's a bit of a tourist trap. Claustrophobic with tiny lanes, sellers constantly hassling you (pleasantly of course) and as soon as you point or look at something, they are moving in for the big sell. Haggle for sure, they expect that bit...More

Thank Groovytravellers
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the markets, the kids had fun buying souvenirs here for their friends back home. I got some lovely home decor. Great fun haggling and meeting the friendly locals. Beautiful food stalls to have lunch and experience the local food.

Thank Nidds78
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everything you could want to buy & more here, personally some stalls overpriced and overpowering vendors that physically stop you from leaving their stall. Didn't stay long. Had much better experience at riverside market on Mekong delta tour

Thank 190748JoF
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

great place to see. the stall holders ate great fun. make sure you integrate with them. there is a good deal of fun to be had. and some bargains

Thank geoff e
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19 July 2017|
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Response from shriej | Reviewed this property |
Clothing street
14 June 2017|
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Response from Benny S | Reviewed this property |
Closing about 6pm .Some store move outside .The road is close changing to Night Market with Food & Drink plus clothes /Bag etc sold till midnight.
5 April 2017|
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Response from Tom S | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't tell you distances as the District are quite big and it depends where in District 5 you are. Why don't you Google your hotel address distance to Ben Thanh Market to get some kind of idea. Taxis are everywhere and... More

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