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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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Great for souvenirs

Good place to get your souvenirs but you'll need to bargain super hard! Go to the fixed price stalls on the edges of the market... these prices are much better than the other... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good place to get your souvenirs but you'll need to bargain super hard! Go to the fixed price stalls on the edges of the market... these prices are much better than the other stalls

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice view from outside Tend to get super crowded at times The seller insisted you to buy at the moment they saw you Bargain activity biased to the seller Poor ventilation Get get variety of textile

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Big market with fresh fruits and veggies, fresh seafood and lots of souvineers. They have many different Vietnam related shirts, hand crafted wooden gifts, dried insects and bats(not to eat!) lots of other misc stuff plus some small restaurant booths with different Vietnamese dishes available. Prices are negotiable and they will start high. Many vendors Selling the exact thing so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just came back from there! Great place to eat, have a few drinks and enjoy the time in HCMC with live local band (saturday). One if the must do of HCMC!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found Ben Thanh to be about the same as the typical public markets around SE Asia. If you haven't been to one before, definitely go. But if you've experienced markets like this before, you'll find little that's new or exciting. I did, however, like the food area of this market. Essentially, all regions of Vietnam are represented in this... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The market is quite big and repetitive. It is very hot inside and gets tiring. A lot of the stalls are the same and sell the same thing. Pricing is pretty similar. ***However, take note: I would strongly advise to haggle and knock 50/75% off. I done this with all my purchases. If they say no, walk away and they... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of tiny shops but i felt it wasnt a great environment to shop at. Given a choice, i would stick to platinum mall at Bangkok. Still a good and cheap place to buy stuff though.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You'll do much better to find a shop off any street with pricetags. Those prices are pretty fair. No price tags generally means greatly inflated tourist scamming prices.

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Thank Christine V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The market has more than 100 stores inside and many of them sell souvenirs and clothes. The shop keepers will quote you very high price, you need to bargain at least half of asking price to avoid getting cheated. As there are many people in the market, it gets very humid and stuffy quickly. Stay hydrated to avoid getting dehydration!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The vendors are not pushy. Yes you do have to bargain and scout like most market place. Lots of things to see endless vendor and buy gifts and souvenirs.

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