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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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+84 8 3521 0004
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An excellent place to visit if you are looking for cheap clothes, top designer makes, obviously fake but only around £3.40 for a t shirt, massive selection of clothing, wallets, bags, jewellery. MAKE SURE YOU HAGGLE! Can get prices down a lot more than the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Be careful with prices especially souvenirs their prices are super inflated more than 300% most of the time and you can get the exact same souvenirs at the Saigon central post office for a much lower and fare price. Be ready to haggle!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RonyTam
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ben Thanh for us was like a classic market. Nicely organized, but nothing new and extraordinary. Rows and rows of stalls with magnets, trinkets, textile products, etc. So in essence souvenirs and decorations. There's also a food court section where you can taste "street food"...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FloopySandlet101
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to this market 3 times and you do get completely overwhelmed by the size and amount of merchandise that is under one roof! The food consists of many live fish, eels, crabs, frogs and fresh produce. They sell many Vietnam made goods, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Annpolo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was an amazing array of stall after stall after stall of all manner of things. Do haggle over prices as they will come down. Bit overwhelming at times with the hear and crowd but glad we checked it out

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michos65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The market is massive with many stalls. It sells everything souvenirs, clothes, fake brand name hand bags, clothes, shoes, raw meat & fish, flowers, food outlets with tasty treats. We bought most of our shopping here during our holiday to Vietnam. There is no A/C...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DenaAustralia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

as coming to the end of our trip, we left some time for buying experience,which was very good, we found some great things, and after a little burgane we jad it great prices, and that includes bags, shoes, shirts and more. if you have the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NivTavor
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Depending on whether you like arguing over money this may (or may not) be the place for you. As a Brit I find arguing over money vaguely distasteful (silly, I know) but went with Asian friends to whom it’s second nature. Lessons learned: be absolutely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Guernseyguy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for street food or cheap (fake) clothes at a quite crowded, relatively touristic place - this should be fun for you. Make sure to bargain!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jakobs241
Reviewed 3 days ago

this market is very nice and have so many things and many local sellers can speak english . it was great but the cost is too expensive . good recomend to learn more about local food not buying

Date of experience: December 2018
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mohammadd977
7 September 2018|
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Response from Truongp20 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy in some another places: Nha Trang, Da Nang ... sea tourism destinations if you have plans to travel to these i think it's better
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18 July 2018|
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Response from mlowder500 | Reviewed this property |
There are many stalls that sell this, but they are not wholesale.
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jayachanaka
30 May 2018|
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Response from MissGizzy | Reviewed this property |
Try the side road off Phan Boi Chau , it’s opposite the Ben Thanh Markets . It’s called Shoe Street . They should be able to help at one of the stores .
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