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Address: Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Phone Number: 840835210004
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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A huge market in Ho Chi Minh. You can get almost anything you want. If you're looking for authentic or good quality, this isn't the place for it. It is interesting to roam around... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A huge market in Ho Chi Minh. You can get almost anything you want. If you're looking for authentic or good quality, this isn't the place for it. It is interesting to roam around. Vendors will harass you, follow you around and get very impatient if you can't decide what you want at their stall. Prices in this market are... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The market has a huge assortment of things to buy. On the far side (away from the roundabout) they sell meat and seafood. It was interesting to see the assortment of produce and meat they sell. Inside you can buy just about anything. Some things are ticketed with a price but they are well overpriced. We found some vendors not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Oh, if someome wants to visit Ben Thanh market to get something for yourself you should read information below. You can get the goods with the price & quality not match. you can buy a hat with expensive price but low quality. It's easy to confuse with high quality products & low ones. I bought a wallet with 70USD and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this market. I love eating here and I love shopping here. It has all the tourist things but they do sell housewares, food stuffs like coffee, spices and unidentifiable objects which I am sure is delicious. I love buying linens here like table clothes and dinner napkins. Never bought bedsheets though. Definitely go if you are in Saigon.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stall after stall cramped full of stuff you would only buy when you are on holidays. Busy, noisy and I can never get the bargaining thing right. Always feel like I am being ripped off or insulting the struggling stall owner. There are plenty of real markets further out.

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Thank Michael H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walk fast, once you stop and look be prepared to get haggled by the locals to buy stuff. They start off at a super high price but if you cuz the price by 3/4 you can generally get what you want to purchase. Many replica bags, food, herbs, coffee here. Hot during the day. Sometimes smells like fish

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having done Asia we ave naturally done a few markets. This is just another and I wouldn't rate it highly. Lots of repeat. yes you can haggle but its a bit relentless and you do get sick of "gidday mate" thing when they discover you are from Oz. I am sure many will love but I wasnt a huge fan.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I shopped here today (26th September) for some purchases to take home for gifts to the UK. We approached a stall with a guy serving and asked the price of a wallet - he said the most utterly ridiculous price so we said 'no' and walked away. He came running after us shouting obscenities - other stallholders... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my 2nd visit to Ben Thanh in about 4-5 years. Not much changes in the set-up and items sold here, except that I think the sellers and bolder and more agressive now. I was scolded and shamed by one stall helper for bargaining too cheap and getting my friend's opinion on the price. He even called me stingy.... More 

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Thank IntanWan
United States
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very crowded place. Can't stop bumping into people. Troi oi! Despite the crowds it's a place you have to go. There are just somethings you have to experience in Vietnam, this is one of them. Cheap goods with a large variety. Bargain away.

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