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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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 covered market ( Ben Thanh Market.). Prices in the malls and shops are very similar to prices in Belgium. The markets are the best places to shop and where one can haggle and get some good deals.There are also some night markets but I did not get a chance to visit one.
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