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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: +84 8 3521 0004
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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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Great way to spend the morning!

This was a fun experience. Weaving in and out of the aisles of the market and negotiating with the locals. Check out the food area to see all the exotic fruit and meat. We were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a fun experience. Weaving in and out of the aisles of the market and negotiating with the locals. Check out the food area to see all the exotic fruit and meat. We were able to get beautiful scarves and colorful pants for $5-$7 USD. Although we found that the non negotiation area at the front of the market... More 

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Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited this market with my wife and was impressed with the variety of stalls for about 5 minutes. Thereafter I was banished to the nearest bar or coffee shop. My wife visited this market at least three times and found some good bargains on tablecloths and tshirts. I found some good coffee merchants nearby and bought some good Vietnamese... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Waste of time. If you're looking for sensible priced shopping please don't go here. It's crazy expensive even after you bargain. The most expensive place to shop in all of Vietnam!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was almost a good experience of shopping given the way the goods are organized from isle to isle. Just be forewarned, there isn't a lot of distance in between stalls, just like in a typical market. One thing that I'd call out to be confusing is that some sections of this place sell fixed priced goods only (e.g. round... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is serve only for tourist . Lost of VIETNAMESE culture, lift style ... selling too much of FAKE branding product .. seller always thinking to CHEAT tourists. .. need spend a lot timing to bargain when do purchasing ..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ben Thanh Market was directly across the street from our hotel so we had lots of opportunities to bust and explore. If you can't find it there you don't need it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Get inisde and get lost in the countless stores selling everything there is to buy in HCMC. The place can be a bit crowded and humid so dress accordingly. One word to remember when visiting: "Bargain!". Subtract 70% of the price quoted and meet halfway will land you the item. Try to pull all purchases together for more bargaining power.... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is something for everybody, and am very picky...i hated Saigon square vut loved this one. Of course dont look for designer clothes... but great variety of souvenirs, jewelry, jade, handbags, with good imitation ones, food court really good. Dress litely a bit warm, but i stopped for a juice smoothie, and felt better. Yes the sale people are insisting,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fun place, if you havn't seen these kind of markets before. Prices seem to be pretty generic, so the fun of haggling isn't too much of an option. Prices are maybe a little higher than some other markets, but nothing's outrageously expensive. Good place to spend a couple hours, sit and eat/ drink something and watch show.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You will find more interesting things to buy in the rest of Vietnam. Would not come back, nothing original

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