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Good food. Many things to buy. Have to bargain of course ^^

There are plenty of things we can buy in this market. Don’t hesitate to bargain strongly to get a... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Locals market

Shop like locals. this market is not a tourist attraction but if you want to see how locals shop... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2017
New Delhi, India
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Jul 22, 2018
“Good food. Many things to buy. Have to bargain of course ^^”
Aug 6, 2018
“One of The famous Out And Indoor Market In HO CHI MINH City,”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

One of the Famous Out and Indoor Market In Ho Chi Minh City. Outside the market, The local seller, sold A lot of Fresh Seafood ..

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

There are plenty of things we can buy in this market. Don’t hesitate to bargain strongly to get a good price. I like the food here. You, especially foreigners will definitely love the traditional Vietnamese food here. They are all affordable. Plus, it’s easy to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank hanhan2018
Reviewed July 16, 2017

It is most definitely where the locals are. we caught the bus which was super cheap and very do-able. But it was pretty full on in terms of the food section, as an Australian I am not used to seeing full pig hooves and other...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Charmayne72
Reviewed April 26, 2017

I went here in the afternoon. This market has everything you will ever need: fruits, vegetables, and arrays of second-hand clothes. Bought an authentic Zara jeans which look so new for only $2! Also bought a lot of new-looking Japanese branded clothes for less than...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank fabsummer100
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Shop like locals. this market is not a tourist attraction but if you want to see how locals shop you should visit here. But be prepared to bargain as they double the price for a tourist.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank ritu_travelpeppy
Reviewed February 28, 2017

This is a one stop market when are are planning to stay for a long in Saigon. This market is filled everything you can need. But beware of pickpockets.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank travelpeppy
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Rarely have I seen any tourist attractions this market. It's a great place for sightseeing and to get some of the best street food in Vietnam. If you're going to shop here you have to be sharp. I don't even go with my wife when...More

Date of experience: May 2015
9  Thank JonathanD733
Reviewed April 10, 2016

I think I'm just not big on the whole market thing - Ba Chieu, Ben Thanh or otherwise. My parents, who were born in HCMC, took our family of 5 here on a very hot April day. Maybe it was the heat. Maybe it was...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Mai S
Reviewed October 31, 2015

Ben Thanh market is great if your a first timer to any type of overseas travel... But if you've been to many markets like I have, You'd be keen to see something different and authentic. Just going off a hunch today, We visited Cho Ba...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank J0shwa
Reviewed October 11, 2015

following the recommendation by eatingsaigon.com I randomly got a xe om to this market. I then spend 2 hours wandering and people watching in this bustling authentic vietnamese market. It was wonderful and very cheap too. Even if you are just in Saigon for a...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Sorcha M
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Response from Mai S | Reviewed this property |
Everything! Shoes,clothing, small appliances, pots & pans. Very cheap but questionable quality and definitely knock-offs.
Travel Forum Posts
Natawan A
Lausanne, Switzerland
Ben Thanh Market to Ba Chieu Market (11 Replies)
how far is it from Ben Thanh market to Ba chieu market ? and How much for taxi? THANK YOU
February 19, 2012|
Response fromComeandgovietnam|
It's a fair way, around 4km. Taxi will cost you 80-100,000VND. Ba Chieu is well worth a visit, unlike Ben Thanh it's a proper local market & you won't see any tourists there. Some good food stalls outside too.
Singapore, Singapore
Itinerary 12 Days in vietnam. Need comments and advices! (3 Replies)
hey mates We are a group of 4 guys in our 20s on a backpack trip to cambodia and vietnam from july 1st to july 18th. Below is our projected itinerary for the Vietnam portion where the first 5-6 days are already spent in cambodia. Pls give me advice and comments!~ Days 1-5 - cambodia Day 6 - HCMC Morning - from Phomn Penh to HCMC by bus. Afternoon to night Cu Chi tunnel, Ben thanh market, Ba Chieu Market Day 7 Mekong Delta Move out to Nha trang via 5starexpress...More
May 23, 2008|
Response fromJD-the-expat|
With this short a trip, you're trying to see too much. You're also wasting quite a bit of time with surface transportation - flying will save you time and is quite inexpensive too. Your plans to see the Mekong Delta just won't work - you'd need a helicopter to do it in that time frame! I'd concentrate on one area of Vietnam (either north or south).
Anyone heard of Ba Chieu Market? (3 Replies)
Has anyone heard of Ba Chieu Market (Cho Ba Chieu). My folks says its almost as big (if not bigger) than Ben Thanh Market. Any hotels recommendations in that area would be great?
December 19, 2007|
Response fromland p|
BattyBoy, We went there twice. It is big and near the main street so the area is very crowded. We bought fruits in front of the market but didn't spend much time inside. Really can’t remember what were sold there except fabrics, household things, fresh foods, etc. I feel this market caters more to local people. I saw hotels on streets nearby. We didn’t want to stay so I didn’t take note.