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Ben Thanh Market

Ho Chi Minh City 700000, 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.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good35%
  • Average32%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“asking price” (183 reviews)
“bargain hard” (103 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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+84 8 3521 0004
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"asking price"
in 183 reviews
"bargain hard"
in 103 reviews
"bargaining skills"
in 73 reviews
"busy market"
in 109 reviews
"huge market"
in 77 reviews
"knock offs"
in 84 reviews
"under one roof"
in 85 reviews
"wet market"
in 102 reviews
"for sale"
in 122 reviews
"fruit"
in 374 reviews
"local market"
in 109 reviews
"pho"
in 95 reviews
"local food"
in 101 reviews
"street food"
in 110 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 1,093 reviews
"haggle"
in 778 reviews
"shoes"
in 489 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

Hi everyone, before we went to this market we went around the union square ( where the town halls is, cafe apartment) they was a lot of things such as t-shirts, jewelry way cheaper then ones in the market ex: t-shirts 55000 Đông there cost...More

Thank ebelweng
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Typical of opportunist market, dont speak in English unless you will beat by a very high price, although you can bargain but mostly will fail. Be wise of the local tourist guide with motorbike offers you a city trip. Initially they will offer you a...More

Thank Hariyadi N
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can buy t shirts for less than 100,000VND. Don't get fooled when they say that their quality is better ETC. They're all the same - you can bargain to around 100,000 VND for the "superior quality", "stretchable" fake underarmour/nike/adidas sportwear.

Thank Ng Y
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went at around 2pm and this place is as hot as a steamer with no air. Rows and rows of stores selling the same counterfeit products, owner touching and grabbing you when you walk along. Disappoint as no uniqueness at all. Not an enjoyable...More

1  Thank Minion326
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Market as a market but with tourist prices. Food is not the best there. Some prices are very much exaggerated compare to other places, bargain at least three times less. Some sellers are not friendly and even rude if you are not buying from them)...More

Thank Anrdre
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great market. You can find most anything here from great souvenirs, clothing, leather goods, fresh produce, coffee, tea... and even great food and much much more!!! Be ready to negotiate, you’ll see the vendors are willing to reduce their price. It’s the...More

Thank Clay F
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s kind of experience u would like to have once in your life time (not twice for me). If you are not keen to buy anything and you better not touch it.

Thank 246olivec
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is very Very crowded and getting here is a task with all the traffic and its shuts early in the evening so make sure to visit it early in the day.

Thank Vidhi D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of t-shirts for sale, and ‘silk’ dresses but thought it was filled with a lot of tat. Personally there was nothing there I would spend money on

Thank Hebievour
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you want a bargain you can get one just be prepared to barter! Outside is “fixed prices” inside it’s anybody’s game! It’s hot and sticky! But you can get some last minute goodies if this is your last pit stop before boarding for your...More

Thank huiae
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jayachanaka
30 May 2018|
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Response from Turquoise6 | Reviewed this property |
Can’t answer that. Visited as a tourist
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Fadillailahi
19 May 2018|
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Response from JanEarley | Reviewed this property |
There is an English bookstore on Le Loi street, just before the market.
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cdln6062
29 April 2018|
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Response from Choo Kheng S | Reviewed this property |
It depends, if you want to see the REAL Vietnamese market without the tourist stuff. I'd recommend Cho Thu Duc. Awesome!
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