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Address: Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: 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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Although the place is huge, the shops are quite organised so be sure to comb through the place one pathway at a time. The sellers here are extremely good in guilt psychology. If... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Although the place is huge, the shops are quite organised so be sure to comb through the place one pathway at a time. The sellers here are extremely good in guilt psychology. If you show the slightest interest in anyone's their wares, they will attempt to sell it to you but if you say no, they will ask you to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

When you stepped into this market, what u get is lots of varieties under 1 roof. But this is not the only u can find such varieties in HCM. On the contrary, in HCM, you get the following: 1. Heat - super hot place as the whole building is aged and the air circulation is very bad. So the hot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

For those who came here to shop in this market,be warned on the prices.Most shops really jack up their prices sky high.For those with bargaining skill,here is the place to show your skill.But I bet most of you will lose the game.IMO,Tshirt prices can consider ok but not shoes.They are prices almost the same in the shopping centre and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The market is open during day time inside the hall, then at night there is a night market outside. I must say this place is a heaven shopping! For us it's not really that crowded, compare to Cambodia or even Thailand Market, it's still under control, and the price is also affordable (not as expensive like other places). You even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I like shopping here Nice to see new products Also in cheap price But u have to bargaining People is good here nature wise Enjoyyyyyy shopping

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Vendors will try to sell their merchandise to you and will become so persistent. Try to haggle for a lower price, and they will give in eventually. Try haggling to half the price, you'll see.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Everyone seems to rave about what a wonderful market this is. I felt hassled by stall holders who wouldn't take no for an answer or leave us alone with some even trying to grab onto our clothes to get our attention. The stalls repeat over and over all selling the same merchandise. I wouldn't bother to go here again. Better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well, Ben Thanh Market is basically the center and heart of Ho Chi Minh City. It is not really advisable to by your souveniers here, since you normally are being ripped off, no matter how hard you bargained. It's a funny atmosphere there, and for tourists it is certainly an adventure.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

After travelling to beautiful Hoi An and seeing and buying some of the many beautiful lacquerware pieces on offer, I was miffed to find them at MUCH cheaper prices in Ben Thanh. I thought I bargained hard in Hoi An for a lacquer vase, but in Ben Thanh I was offered it for about 30% cheaper without any effort at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went here around 7am and beat the craziness of this place. Had some Pho and bbq prawns, both delicious! Prices were right on at $7 for everything! Definitely recommend and would suggest going early to beat the craziness. Was also cool to see the meat and fish market in the morning.

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Address: Address: Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City

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