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Cho Ben Thanh Market

Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ranked #24 of 94 Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Cho Ben Thanh is one of the most interesting places in Ho Chi Minh City,  Shopping is good here but bargaining is a must. One of the major... more »
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Maroochydore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Ben Thanh Markets are located in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City. They cover a hectare, and include may food and clothes stores, but the vendors are aggressive when you are walking and browsing, to the point where you may become agitated, and as I did, walked out. There are good bargains to be had, but you need to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place for souvenir shopping. But remember to bargain and only get what u want. Be careful of over buying.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Quite exciting, many things to see and taste. Not an ideal place for buying sth special cause you will have to bargain a lot. Fresh fruit is worth a try. You can find all kind of local fruit here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It's a famous traditional market in Ho Chi Minh City and I alway come here when I have chance to visit Saigon (HCMC now)

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Not much different from other markets in South East Asia but always good to see if there is anything different. Haggle!!! They put the prices up 50% and higher it's ridiculous. Always offer 50% of the asking price and go from there. If they are being stubborn walk away they'll drag you back in quickly.

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Cavite City, Philippines
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Haggle, haggle, haggle. I cannot stress this enough. They deliberately increase the price for unknowing tourists and drive a hard bargain before they cave in to a significantly lower price. It was also advised that you keep your things extremely secured because there are lots of pickpockets in the area. Cheap souvenirs if you know how to get the price... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I think for anyone who has spent any time around SE Asia the title says it all. Fake items everywhere, pushy market staff and nothing was very cheap. I walled 30 minutes to get here and left within 5. If you want some fake ray bans or nike tshirts then it's worth a visit. I spoke to somone from Vietnam... More

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Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Ben Tanh market smells a little and very crowded when we went but definitely a good place to buy some special local produce like their special nuts, dried food and other food stuff. However I think ben tanh is only a place to buy food. If you're looking for clothing and bagpacks, buy at Saigon Square 1 because there's much... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

As the oldest surviving market, Ben Thanh Market marked a symbol of attraction in this 300 year old city.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

At the front of the market, all of the clothing stalls are set up and this part is crap. The sellers are so pushy, if you even glance sideways they are onto you and won't leave you alone. Once you get past this to the rear part of the market, it's much better. Here you have lots of stalls selling... More

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