Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City: Hours, Address, Ben Thanh Market Reviews: 3.5/5

Ben Thanh Market
3.5
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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mslotman
Doetinchem, The Netherlands355 contributions
Must see when visiting Ho Chi Minh
Aug 2020
Authentic market place in Ho Chi Minh City and a must see when you are visiting the city. The assortment is amazing and the prices are very friendly for US and European standards.
Written May 28, 2021
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Iise Chew
Malaysia1,085 contributions
Abundance of Local Produce
Mar 2020
🥜Our day ended with a visit to Ben Thanh Market, famous in its abundance of local produce. Nuts were incredulously cheap! We bought kilogram after kilogram of these nuts to be brought home. Our day ended with us having freshly made juice shakes.
Written February 14, 2021
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Soko37
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3,765 contributions
Mostly for tourists but no tourists
Jan 2021 • Couples
Before pandemic 😷 crowded by tourists visiting city and buying souvenirs. During these days no tourist or very little local ones coming. Place without people looks very strange even when all sellers are at their stalls.
Written January 2, 2021
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SSMDTN
38 contributions
Be ready for a good long walk
Oct 2020 • Couples
From spice to clothes, from faux designers bags to fresh off the boat seafood. This place has everything! Ohhh the vibrant colours of different rows.

Shop owners will call you out from far, follow you around till the the end of the rue if you touch something. Just trying to pursue you to buy it, nothing wrong with it, they are very polite and courteous.
The best things probably about this place was the people. We went here twice, once in the morning the the next day in the evening. The vibe was brighter in the evening but the level of enthusiasm in sellers was still the same as morning.
I was fairly impressed with the quality of fabric available here, had I known in advance I would have packed lighter. We walked around a bit then came back from a snack, went around a little more and then had some fresh juice. Just walking around this place was so much fun. If you like shopping no better place than this for cheap clothes, lengths of fabric choices, leather and faux leather goods, decorative items etc. You name it they have it.
A lot like Thailand's famous Chatuchak market but somehow with much nicer people.
Written October 31, 2020
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Dara-Khmer
Melbourne, Australia3,747 contributions
Same same
Oct 2020 • Couples
If your just visiting Asia then sure, we all love a deal and some knock off things. But to be honest I didn’t think this was any better than those found in other Asian countries such as Cambodia and Thailand. Impacted by Covid, but the range is all very same same.
If you are on the larger size or shoe size of 43 and above, don’t get too excited as the options will be limited
Written October 20, 2020
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omega132857
Chichester, UK1,725 contributions
Great colourful Market
Mar 2020
Have been to many many markets across Asia. They all vary in there own way, but one thing in common, is that they are all busy, and a burst of colour. Ben Thanh Market has the lot and more. Do shop for souvenirs, and do barter. Also grab a bite to eat.
Written August 16, 2020
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Mawa N
Siem Reap, Cambodia628 contributions
The charm of Ben Than
Jul 2020 • Couples
Every time I go to Ho Chi Minh City I never forget to pass by in the Ben than market
This time is a bit different. No crowds and very lest tourist. A bit sad to see this! But I will always visit this market every time I am in the city
Written July 22, 2020
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Finds_posts
Jakarta, Indonesia240 contributions
good
Aug 2019
traditional. lots of variety of things to buy. but the shop owner can be a little cranky. buy souvenirs here. it is cheaper than in other place
Written July 1, 2020
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bhodgkinson
Preston, UK244 contributions
Nice Market
Aug 2019 • Solo
Can pick up a lot of bargains here - make sure you barter! You will be able to pick up any souvenirs you want from here.
Written June 20, 2020
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Typical market
Mar 2020
Nothing to get too excited about in this fairly typical market. We bought some coffee and a few bags. Since there were very few tourists when we visited in early March, the prices were quite reasonable (although we had to negotiate as the starting prices were ridiculous in many cases).
Written June 18, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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