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Indiana
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Besides ben thanh market and cholon, what are good shopping places to go to in HCMC? I also like to know where is good jewelry store to get jade earrings.

Semporna, Malaysia
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1. Re: shopping

Hi Ant,

Some more options are:

- Shopping places: Diamond Plaza, Zen Plaza, Tax Shopping Plaza, Parkson Plaza, Opera View next to Caravelle Hotel and Sheraton Saigon, etc.

- Individual shops on Dong Khoi, Le Loi, Nguyen Trai Streets, etc.

- Supermarkets catered to local people: They are everywhere. Here are some I know which are near tourist areas:

Maximark Cong Hoa & BigC near the airport, Coopmart on Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Coopmart on Cong Quynh Street next to Hanoi Supermarket, CitiMart on Nguyen Trai Street on the same direction with Zen Plaza.

Quite a lot to buy. No pressure from sellers like in markets. Self selected. Fixed prices. No need to bargain. Quality ok. No big brands.

land

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2. Re: shopping

I don't know about jade earrings, but PNJ has just upgraded their jewelry products to sell as expensive as foreign brands.

land

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3. Re: shopping

You may also want to try the Tax Department Store, corner of Le Loi and Nguyen Hue in District 1.

Street level features fragrances, electrical goods and glasses/sunglasses amongst other things. On the other levels clothes, jewellery and souveniers can be found. There is also a good supermarket on Level 2.

It was formerly known as the Russian Market so if you're getting a cab there you may need to give that name to the driver.

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4. Re: shopping

The places that have been mentioned are aimed at tourists, which is fine, but if you're after something in particular, we found its often best to ask a local, as they are fussier about the quality of certain items - especially jade.

There are plenty of cheaper, coloured marble items that are passed off to tourists as jade, and you will definitely find these in the markets at jade prices, so be careful. We found that other items such as lacquerware were also inferior in and around the markets, compared to where the locals go.

When we wanted something in particular on our travels, we asked a moto driver, or sometimes the hotel staff. For jewellery it is best to ask women. If they didn't know, they would ask around amongst themselves until they found a reliable recommendation.

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5. Re: shopping

Yes, I think you should as the local poeple when you get there. You can ask the hotel staff as well. They might know better about what you are looking for to buy. Sometimes, these things are sold in a very small alley. Have a nice time in SG!

Jyvaskyla, Finland
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6. Re: shopping

I have some other places for u too : Sai Gon square ( dis 1 ) , AN DOng market and An Dong plaza as known as Windsor plaza ( it's just near by the An Dong market ) and they re both at dis 5 !

And well .. u can bargain with the sellers at these places :) but just little :D I think u can find good jewelry stores at the 2 last ones

Good luck and have fun =]

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7. Re: shopping

In my opinion , i dont like the jewelry of PNJ . Hmmmmn but one friend here suggested that , so u can go there and check it out :)

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