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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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These markets should be added to your to do list whilst in Ho Chi Minh. Make sure you have comfy shoes and not much else. It will immerse you in the local life with lots of local foods and fruits to be seen. Some of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ama963
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a crazy place with narrow alleys. Good thing they're arrange into a grid otherwise it would be easy to get lost! You can find gifts of any kind there. Remember to bargain though!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ludo-Owen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit but you will be pestered while walking around and you must haggle to get the best cost. Mostly it’s copy brand items with local souvenirs with some fruit stalls and coffee beans for sale. I bought some weasel coffee, well supposedly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ceegeejay08
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A bit pricy compared to other shops. But quite an experience, lots of food. The pho is nice and the drip coffee is amazing. Go in the morning, when it is cooler. Can get a bit hot when it is crowded

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank chuahs33
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food and drink are delicious and very cheap! I highly recommend the fresh smoothies in the #7 area and souvenirs are a great find here. You can even haggle down the price!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank runninghippy28
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Any trip to Saigon has to include a trip to the markets. In this case it is a shoppers bargain paradise. Yes the goods on sale may well be copies but at the prices you can get (bargain hard) you won't be disappointed. Men in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jason G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow what great fun to head into the depths of the aisles in this market. Sure they can be pushy to make a sale but they are willing and ready to haggle as well. It’s actually not rude to haggle with them, if you don’t...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank James Amanda R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic Market. Make sure you Bargin from the beginning. What ever they offer first start with 70% off. Great selection of merchandise and good quality for “knock offs”- a must see & do. A+A+

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 907mandye
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I shop here regularly for most sport's clothing and the food area is magnificent, when I am in HCMC I usually come for breakfast, hard to beat for freshness and taste

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Neil G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Market excellent but make sure you bargin down the price to one you are happy with or walk away, they will generally chase after you if not there are plenty of other options

Date of experience: May 2019
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mohammadd977
March 25, 2019|
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Response from whaday01 | Reviewed this property |
only if they will be boarding the mrt.
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FrequentFlier680957
February 20, 2019|
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Response from billyodonovan | Reviewed this property |
Not really, and regardless I believe you'd be better off elsewhere. Saigon has plenty of shops like this you can find. Ben Tanh market isn't a place I would recommend for this.
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January 4, 2019|
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Response from Leif B | Reviewed this property |
There are no Russian market any more
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