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Address: Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street, Ho Chi Minh City, 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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Just make sure you bargain more than half the price , there's plenty of food stands in there so have a look around first

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just make sure you bargain more than half the price , there's plenty of food stands in there so have a look around first

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Renton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a certain thrill going into a market that looks like you are going to get a great deal. You won't. The starting selling price of anything is about 4 times the price you will pay in a store. Obviously vendors will all try to get your attention, but some of them will not let go of you. The... More 

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Thank Randy D
Reedy Creek, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lot of the stalls have fixed prices and so you can choose to barter in the middle of accept prices on the edge. Lots to look at and buy.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of goods but unless you are good at haggling hard better to stick to fixed price section. Prices are far too high and vendors are good at keeping them there. Came away feeling like we paid far too much for poor quality goods- needless to say we are not good hagglers!!! Phnom Penh Russian Market was more buyer friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here a few times and it's full on aggressive selling. Not everything is cheap and you need to haggle big time. They almost start at double the price or more. The rows of stalls have the same stuff and it's really hot. Around the outside of the main stalls are fixed price stuff. I prefer to buy... More 

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Kiama, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I did a visit to these markets, they are a bit in your face, but most have a good sense of humour. We both got a couple of good deals. Work out what you want to spend and only have that amount in your hand. If they see more they will push for more.

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Medan, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You could buy almost everything in Ben Thanh Market Very near to our hotel. We just took 10 minutes walked from New Saigon Hotel. Please....bargain. You could start with 40% from the begining price. And let the bargain process runs smoothly. Buy in large amount will give you a better price. Come early...because the market already closed around 7 pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the real deal Asian market. Not really set up for tourist but rater the people who live in HMC. Yeah there is a few places with souvineers but slot of the things here are authentic things people would buy. The clothing section is great with alot of traditional Vietnamese clothing. Also house hold items, decorations, tea and coffee... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The things here are priced for tourist because the market is quite centrally located so if you have time to head out to Binh Tay market or the one that the locals call Cho Lon market which is a whole sale place you will find that many of the same things are half the price there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with friends this time. They felt harassed by the stall owners. Both the stalls inside the market, as well as the stalls outside the market at night. Only worth to eat street food from the mobile food stalls at night

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