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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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Centre market and can buy everything from this place

Various kinds of goods: flower, street food, fresh food, sweet shop, fabric, sourvenir... and many many things. Enjoy specialty here such as Be sweet soup shop, Ms Mai for... read more

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The market is not just for me. Why? I find the sellers are too aggressive and rude. Also, they shoot the prices too high. Makes them sound more suspicious. Good things: They have so many items from food to bags. If you can find a good seller, which is rare, you'll have a great shopping experience. My mom found one... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

if you want to buy cheap souvenirs or brand name handbags and some clothing, this is a good place. Be prepared to haggle and pay around 50%. If you want Nike, there is a street beside the market that sells them but there is also another shop around the block, which we stumbled across while walking that is very good.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Various kinds of goods: flower, street food, fresh food, sweet shop, fabric, sourvenir... and many many things. Enjoy specialty here such as Be sweet soup shop, Ms Mai for Campuchia rice noodle... Can find vermicelli and sour crab rice noddle (near Luu Van Lang street) and Hue rice cake on the street around market

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1 Thank Ha N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Need to get rid of Dong...this market will help you!. Stall vendors generally pretty good but got bugged numerous times by walking vendors

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1 Thank GaryvE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This market was built by French, they have got everything you need but make sure you will negotiate, no air conditioner and watch out for pick pocket

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow, this is a shopping and bartering experience. Be prepared to sweat and bargain to your hearts content in these markets.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is not the place to visit if you do not like heat or being hassled. Saying that, it is a very interesting market, selling almost everything from food to luggage. Majority of goods are fake so if you think you are buying the real thing, think again. Don't accept the first price, they do not expect you to pay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Has loads of stuff to sell. There are many shops around and heavy bargaining is the call of the hour. Mostly imitation stuff. It has food joints and juice stalls too. Good place to get a feel of the local market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure to bargain the price up to 60-80%. The charged very high price for each items sold at the market.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Local flavor, lots of good deals and local products. The food market is a little shocking at times, but that's only because it's a different culture. It should be experienced just the same.

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