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Address: Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number: 840835210004
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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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Ok souvenir shopping

I'm not a really big shopper but I wanted to get some Vietnamese coffee to take home for my family. There were plenty of places selling it in here as well as clothes and other... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Shenzhen, China
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Shenzhen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm not a really big shopper but I wanted to get some Vietnamese coffee to take home for my family. There were plenty of places selling it in here as well as clothes and other knickknacks. Be sure to shop around and haggle to get the best price.

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Reading
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have seen the same item priced from 120K up to 600K :) Offer half the asking price or less. Same items are sold in several shops. It's a small market, so you can do the first exploration round before you actually buy in the second round. Asking prices fall like rock in each step as you walk away. 300,200,160.... More 

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Thank Alpie
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Highly recommend stopping into the food market, we did maybe give times total whilst in HCMC each time buying food from a different vendor and were not disappointed once. The crab noodle soup was great, BBQ pork ribs with sticky steamed rice were delicious. Oh frozen lime juice was amazing. It's a nice buzzy atmosphere with an eclectic mix of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed my visits to the Market, plenty to see and lots of variety but yet much of the same stuff. Lots of fresh food from fish to meat, to veg, coffee and dried everything! Great for souvenirs or clothing, be prepared to fight the crowds it was very warm and busy in the centre.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Okay this place rocks. Busy with tourists and great deals to be had. My favorite purchases include watches. Thanh Phuong is a very honest seller. He is located at the southern gate. tell him henry sent you. we bought 10 and he was great. paid with visa too. long story but some others sell crap or worse. I have visited... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place to do some shopping right in the heart of district 1. Some shops have a small yellow sign posted that says," set prices." Go here if you're worried about getting ripped off or aren't up for bartering with the other shop vendors. Be aware: the quality on all products isn't high. I bought a rather expensive suitcase and... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an old marketplace with a ton of history. In present times it caters to the many tourists visiting district 1 but also locals. Walking through the market is interesting and worth your while. Stop for a bite of food in the interior food court.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of everything you may need or do not need. Some vendors are more aggressive than others. In the evening, the market is less crowded, and it is easy to navigate. Don’t spend too much time there unless you have to. And also don’t expect to find a high quality product. The typical stuff that you can find anywhere in... More 

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

OK so it's hot and sticky, but there are literally hundreds of stalls under the roof. and a huge variety of goods for sale. Whilst traders are trying to get you buy I did not think they were pushy (certainly not compared to other markets we've visited). - it was easy to move on by just ignoring them or saying... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ben Thanh street food this is a selection of about twenty small eateries situated in a small arcade with seating areas at the rear and to the side. The food stalls have varied selection from local cuisine to burgers spare ribs pizzas and a whole range of street food selections, I had eaten when I dropped on this place... More 

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