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Ben Thanh Market

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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.
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26 - 28 - 30 Thu Khoa Huan Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Reviewed today via mobile

It was nice 3rays trip nice place and affordable can visit again if possible in future many things to enjoy and relax

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nikyjewel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ok for a quick look around and walk through just to have the experience of being there. Most items are overpriced due to the high tourist draw. A lot of the same products throughout the market with pushy sales people. A much better option is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank XciterXplorers
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really enjoyed local Vietnamese food. It was healthy food with vegetable a lot. There are many food,clothes with cheaper price here.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank auemporn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A classic market piled high with stalls selling all the normal things you see in the markets. Loads of fake clothing, shoes, bags etc, souvenirs and also has an interesting local market area. Worth a walk through. The people are pretty pushy so can feel...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 354stepheny
Reviewed 3 days ago

Make sure you bargain and compare prices before you pay! We ended up paying less than 50% after comparing prices from different stores and bargain. Yet, being polite is important, we only bargain for the items we really want and make it fun for both...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 11tiffaniem
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is worth a look as there is all sorts of Vietnamese food there and interesting ways of preparing the food to say the least. As for buying clothes... Not so much, they are overpriced, rude and pushy. They grab your arm so hard it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Carina D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Go, look around, take in the atmosphere! Buy goods, souvenirs, knock off T shirts and shoes! Get what you want at this market but be strong! Haggle, half original price is about right. Enjoy this cultural gem.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jamestY1487CK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wanting to experience the expat hangout for local food, then the Ben Thant Street Food Market is the place to be. Live music on Tuesday and Saturday nights brings the place to life. The many selections of food stalls and the Fix It bar provide...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank darryl652015
Reviewed 4 days ago

Shop owners are pretty aggressive. Not much to see if you are looking for a bargain. As with any Asian country make sure you understand the exchange rate on your money otherwise you will get ripped off big time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tigerboyz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Terrible experiance for me and my partner. The worst market for pushy and aggressive shop owners. I have never been pushed and pulled at so much before. My girlfriend was looking at a bag and she then decided that she didn't want the bag so...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Kate S
June 27, 2019|
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Response from NICOL62 | Reviewed this property |
I have just yesterday ater 15-days in Ho Chi Minh City. Our hotel was in District 1 by the river. There were plenty of shops ther plus a couplf o large shopping malls. Plenty of choice both in the malls, streets and the huge... More
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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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