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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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Expensive stuffs seem to be cheap

Good market to get a sense of what can be bough at some other markets. Bought a few items thinking cutting prices by 1/3 are already good deals. Later found out from other markets... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Good market to get a sense of what can be bough at some other markets. Bought a few items thinking cutting prices by 1/3 are already good deals. Later found out from other markets the same items should have been just under 1/3 of what was originally offered... Also the market is indoor but don't expect any air conditioning. Not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great market, has a wide assortment of anything you could possibly need. Tons of knock offs. Fairly polite sellers. Be ready to bargain a lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Whether you read good or bad reviews about the place, I would still recommend this place to visit whenever you are in Saigon. This is a tourist attraction where you can get almost everything here. From clothes, fruits, vege, seafood, souvenirs etc. Be prepare to bargain if you buy big amount if not, mostly are fixed price. Items there are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

You'll find everything there! Just prepared to have fun bargaining & buy, buy & buy. You can eat all kind of local food, watch the crowd & just be a tourist.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

staff mostly have bad attitude.. example we ask the price and we do not buy the item specially in the morning, they will get angry. i hope they become more open minded. and be friendly weather the customer will buy or not. some customers go round first before buying stuff. so please be kind. also, i don't find the prices... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to have the Vietnamese food in the afternoon. The food was pricy and the portion is very small. The food is not nice at all! We went again to the night market the next day. Please don't buy the souvenir here unless you have a strong bargaining skill. My friend is very good in bargaining but we still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's a struggle at every stall. They start from the highest impossible price and can go as low as 30 percent. Even then, you might get it cheaper elsewhere. Advise : go to those stalls around the market, ladies in blue uniform with fixed prices and cheaper than anywhere else.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The venue was very close to the hotel but didn't entice me to patron more than a couple of times. It was rather disappointing compared to variety and size that Thailands markets had to offer. Also I was not comfortable with the interaction in the market. No opportunity to peruse at my personal pace. Many people always pushing their product.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A busy, bustling, huge market that is mostly wholesale. There are many interesting things to see and buy but you need to be quick on your feet because everyone is rushing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

You really have to be a genius in bargaining to get the best price. My girlfriend has got a successful bargain of 95% reduction from the original price offered by the seller. Averagely, it has to be at least 60%. Make sure you hold the bargaining power, you may try to walk off if the price is unreasonable and they... More 

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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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