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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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Good variety of street food

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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As we understand what the store owners were saying, it was quite traumatic. If you don't buy they will swear at you for wasting their time. You need to be savvy, and like to haggle, and find it fun. I certainly don't so it was an awful experience. For those that do, it could be fun and you could walk... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While there are some locals that seem to frequent it, at least on the outskirts the inner area seems dedicated to tourists. Prices are pretty much what you pay any where, you just need to bargin to get the same price. Interesting if you haven't been to any other Vietnamese market's.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was looking for some cool but cheap clothes (like Asos or Milano clothes) but I couldn't find a place in Ho-Chi-Minh. But we checked that out. There is a lot of action, many people and it's pretty hot inside. Take a fan with you!!! Parts of the market close at 6pm but it will continue outside. You can find... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a must-visit for tourists who want to shop for various local products & delicacies as well as souvenirs. Among the goods sold here are various nuts & coffee beans & powders, T-shirts, pants, bags & wallet, etc as well as textile products. In addition, they also have local crafts & arts products such as paintings, etc for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While the shopping is decent, the food stalls are average. There is a fixed-price area and you can pick up a nice ao dài for under 400,000 VD. But the food stalls are well below those in Hoi An and night market in Can Tho. Still a 'Must see' market.

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