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Ben Thanh Market

Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3521 0004
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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.
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good36%
  • Average32%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“asking price” (141 reviews)
“busy market” (69 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3521 0004
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You literally can find everything here. From clothing, kitchen ware, dried fruit, coffee, snacks, food, to fresh veggies and meat. Went here nearly everyday of my visit. But you really need to bargain if you buy something here. I was told to bargain for at...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

They sell different stuff there and food. May be can visit once just to see the market in Asian way...

Thank Alesya S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very busy market with alot to offer! You can find fruits, clothes, bags, food and much much more! The market closes at around 18 but there is several shops on the outside that is open.

Thank TinaTravel17
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is obviously the largest market in Saigon but one comes across the same type of souvenirs and produce as one walks through the marketplace. Thus, I for one, got bored after walking a couple of rows.

Thank PeteArgentina
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nothing much. Lots of people trying to sell stuff. Though it says fixed price but people do bargaining.

Thank moomooland
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you love shopping then this is the place you'll enjoy. My family and I spent 3 hours walking around and buying T shirts, bag packs, wind breakers. Lots to see and buy. They have a wet market in here too if you need to...More

Thank mnmbs76
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The noodles, pho, were the best we ever had in vn. A restaurant selling mainly seafood inside the market is a must go! For example Eur 1,9 for 8 grilled scallops!!!!!!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth an hour or two. We bought 5 Ralph Lauren shirts a couple of polo shirts and True Religion jeans (great quality). Morning is a good time to visit. Lots of food places, bags, coffee, souvenirs etc. Bargain expected but be prepared to walk...More

Thank funfoodies1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you love to haggle and bargain and don't mind a crowd this is place for you. Shoes, clothes, handbags and foodstuffs. The quality is what you expect at a market. It is quite pushy and sales staff will sometimes follow you. They also start...More

Thank jackzali
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So popular place to mention when you visit Saigon. Very old traditional market but to adapt with tourism trend, retailers speak very well english here. And the price is also for tourists so try to bargain to come. It is also famous to buy fabric...More

Thank Trâm H
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At what time does this market close?
14 June 2017|
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Response from Benny S | Reviewed this property |
Closing about 6pm .Some store move outside .The road is close changing to Night Market with Food & Drink plus clothes /Bag etc sold till midnight.
How far is district 5 to centre
5 April 2017|
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Response from Tom S | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't tell you distances as the District are quite big and it depends where in District 5 you are. Why don't you Google your hotel address distance to Ben Thanh Market to get some kind of idea. Taxis are everywhere and... More
Chung F
how crazy can it be? rate 1 to 10...
29 March 2017|
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Response from somersetwest | Reviewed this property |
I did not mean it to as crazy as in hectic but crazy as the mind can't take in everything that is there!! It was a great place to visit and was not too busy! Sorry for given no people the wrong people impression only my way... More