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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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Only if you like bargaining, there are cheaper options around the corner

Crowded with tourists. Lots of options for souvenirs, coffee and food. I bargained hard and bought souvenirs then realised it's way cheaper at fixed price in a shop nearby the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Crowded with tourists. Lots of options for souvenirs, coffee and food. I bargained hard and bought souvenirs then realised it's way cheaper at fixed price in a shop nearby the market. The shop is called Minh Phat, a few steps from Lavender Central Hotel. t-shirts, leaf hat, magnets, key chains and other deco - just experience the ambience, don't bother... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It might have been because we visited this market at the end of the trip so we had seen all of the goods before, but we found Ben Thanh Market overly crowded and hot. The stall holders can be quite rude and pushy so be prepared to be firm. We had a much nicer experience at Saigon square 3.

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Thank Eloise A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Huge market.One of the largest in the far east. Very versatile.You can find anything there.Dont forget to bargain up to 50% discount on brand names and everything.Enjoy!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Those who do not like low standard markets with various uncomfortable odours, it is not a place to visit unless if you need cheap clothes and local garments. Plus there are many small restos and local eateries, there is a street food market very close by offering quite a few different varieties of food with decent price that you will... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can find almost everything in this Market. Be clever and never accept the price they give you. If you negotiate you will be a lot of things for reasonable prices.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Som shops are so small that only one person can serve you, and only one person can buy at a time :-) Do bargin - thats when you get the most fun... Seller quickly find you a chair while waiting for another seller to bring excactly the bag you ask for. Very close at some places, be sure to look... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had just come from Siem Reap, Cambodia and the shopping there was half the prices for the same clothing items in this market. Hair clips were the same with greater variety in this market and the knock-off purses were a positive here at Ben Thanh. I was leaving soon or would have purchased some fruit as the variety is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Ben Thanh Market is a very good experience, not like your markets Damascus or Egypt. But you can buy almost anything your can think of. It's worth a visit.

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Castle Douglas, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ahopping experience but stall keepers are constantly hassling you if you pause or even walking by their stall. Better place is Siagon square which is a block or 2 away if you want a quieter life and time to look.

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Ponoka, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great market that brings a touch of the culture to the holidayer/tourist! Lots of great stuff and also great food!

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