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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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Need time and do bargain

Lots to see there. But right in the middle is a food court. A lot of good and cheap eats. A little grubby but food is tasty. The outer ring has food stuffs, nuts, coffee and some... read more

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

Lots to see there. But right in the middle is a food court. A lot of good and cheap eats. A little grubby but food is tasty. The outer ring has food stuffs, nuts, coffee and some selling fresh fruits. Cashews are great here. But do bargain. Trying walking inside and bargaining the price can improve. At the outer most... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Expect all the usual fare, fake stuff, local trinkets, materials, etc etc Undercover and large it is good to walk through. We bought a belt ther and yes we did barter for it to approx third of asking price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This market has all the hustle and bustle of what to expect from Ho Chi Minh city. Prices are good but don't forget to haggle. Be careful of the traffic fast and furious. Also be careful of the street vendors that clean your shoes thay will have you eyes out given half a chance. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Anthony B
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can spend hours here! There is clothing, arts, candies, shoes, bags, coffee and even raw meat! Negotiate lots and have fun!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed at Avanti which is just opposite of Ben Tanh Market and within walking distance to Saigon Square. We even found a tailor... Minh Tailor (just near Gate 4) who did our pants at a reasonable price with good workmanship & very friendly people within a day. It's a father (Mr Minh) & son team. You do hv to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If want something and like to haggle heaps, it's a great experience. If not, you should go once for the experience , but be warned of the crowds and the likelihood of being hassled. Hang on to your valuables , it's a bit sleazy. The alternate experience is the 'Saigon square' which is close by but heaps less crowded and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ripped off of course. But if you are patient to bargain then this place is for you.... vendors are rude! But yes if you are a tourist and want to be ripped then go here!

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Thank madelyn d
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a look here the first day we arrived. If you're not used to Asian marketplaces, then you may find the constant harassing and stalking the customer technique intimidating. Their prices are expensive but if you shop outside the marketplace or in the backpacker street there are much better prices to be found. That being said, it was still nice... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have a stroll through just for the experience but this place hosts many aggressive sellers. Avoid communication if you don't wish to be abused. Like many low socio-economic areas around the globe, the sellers assume tourists are made of gold. Some women stallholders are especially shady.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you show interests to anything, shopkeepers are ready to get your attentions and ask for what you want. Unless you stop by a government operated shop, you must bargain as prices are inflated. Bit of study is required if you know what you want to get.

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