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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.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good34%
  • Average32%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“asking price” (186 reviews)
“bargain hard” (103 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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+84 8 3521 0004
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"asking price"
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"bargain hard"
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"bargaining skills"
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"busy market"
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"huge market"
in 77 reviews
"food stalls"
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"knock offs"
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"under one roof"
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"wet market"
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"for sale"
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"fruit"
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"local market"
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"souvenirs"
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"haggle"
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"clothing"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to the market to check it out... There is basically all the touristy things and bad fakes which are available to purchase anywhere in Vietnam. Here there is more variety here but the sellers are aggressive and pushy ever just walking by. Not my...More

Thank AlessioAllegrucci86
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's like many other other markets in southeast asia where you can find souvenirs and stuff to bring back home. The shop owners though are really aggressive literally every 2 steps I take and every corner I turn they hound me like a flock of...More

Thank Kidon L
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Reviewed yesterday

I had a chance on my way back to Australia to visit the Ben Tahn Market and did find it amazing to see how many people and stalls are there to but anything you may ever imagine for tourists. I did not buy anything :)...More

Thank Thierry O
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went a few times over our five day stay in HCMC. Lots of typical market stuff to buy but be sure to bargain!

Thank roadrunner0820
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really cool market with a lot of things. Giant amount of cloths, spices and fruits all cramped in narrow aisles.

Thank Jerry H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went as everyone said we should go, it’s a great experience if you haven’t been to a market. But it’s busy, cramped and the sales people can be a bit pushy. If you not in the mood to bargain stick to the outer ring...More

Thank avid_traveller2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My experience of Ben Thanh markets was a very hot steamy shed with people in your face and continual harassment to buy. The exchange was a further hindrance not knowing what price they were asking and reluctant to allow you to work it out ....More

Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great selection of food... with samples along the way. Lively atmosphere. Most places sell beer. Stalls near front have full bar. Live music was super but finished relatively early. Got Bun near the back had amazing pork belly buns. Super find.

Thank AisMc2013
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don’t go if you’re adverse to being grabbed, blocked, and overtly haggard into making a purchase. You’ll hear.. “sir - wat u look for?”, “sir - you buy this!”, “sir - we have big size”, “hello sir” (over, and over, and over, and over). You...More

Thank April S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Crazy market plenty of tourist and shop made for the tourist, you should fight the price for everything you're buying as they increase prices in the moment they see a tourist face. You can find coffee, spices and some vietnamise food but what is more...More

Thank Vinxen
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jayachanaka
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 .
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Fadillailahi
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.
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cdln6062
April 28, 2018|
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Response from Choo Kheng S | Reviewed this property |
It depends, if you want to see the REAL Vietnamese market without the tourist stuff. I'd recommend Cho Thu Duc. Awesome!
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