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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
Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
+84 8 3521 0004
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Reviewed today via mobile

Vietnam is becoming one of the most attractive destinations to tourists around the world. However, shopping at local markets in Vietnam can be stressful because foreigners are more likely to be over charged by local vendors. Ben Thanh market is a very well known landmark...More

Thank T N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never disappoints Has everything you can think of to buy under the one roof. Shop owners are very forward in approaching you for your time. But in all a nice experience

Thank simrx3
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great fun, spent some time in and around the markets. Enjoyed people watching, interacting with shop keeps and buying stuff.

Thank 458matt
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a visit. You do need to haggle. The few cooking utensils and teas we bought all went down to a 1/4 of original price. But also remember it does not cost us much to give them a bit more. Good for all sorts of...More

Thank mariepeace1612
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I thought it was ok. Just really busy. There are the fixed price stalls on the outside clearly marked and you can get inside and haggle a bit. I did that but we both ended up laughing at the cost so I just paid for...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I understand that this is Asia and bartering is common. But NEVER have I been abused by a seller for not purchasing an item, my partner was also disrespected for turning down a pair of shoes that were ridiculously over price. You can't enjoy yourself...More

Thank dawnalice06
Reviewed 2 days ago

This's among the bigger local indoor markets. Plus, unless you need to uncover a number of inexpensive trinket, I will stay away from this particular place. There is zero A/C, the aromas are very compelling, and the costs are not that good (plus a good...More

Thank Shurlock I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Probably the top place for tourists visiting hcmc. Aside from walking along the main street at night.

Thank Deno G
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in to the sights, sounds, colour and smells of markets this one probably is as good as you get. However, sometimes used to bus loads of cruising ship tourists descending upon them, they look for rich pickings. Not really into any real...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Big busy market in the middle of town. There are fixed price points for tshirts if you don’t want to barter. Otherwise be prepared to half what they offer. Great food and an interesting experience for ourcteemagers

Thank Kristy L
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Syaza Liyana M
July 18, 2018|
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Response from mlowder500 | Reviewed this property |
There are many stalls that sell this, but they are not wholesale.
May 30, 2018|
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Response from MissGizzy | Reviewed this property |
Try the side road off Phan Boi Chau , it’s opposite the Ben Thanh Markets . It’s called Shoe Street . They should be able to help at one of the stores .
May 19, 2018|
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Response from JanEarley | Reviewed this property |
There is an English bookstore on Le Loi street, just before the market.