Ben Thanh Market

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  • Address: Le Lai Flea/ Street Markets, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free

Ben Thanh Market - Review

One of the busiest markets in town, aim for 50% off the first price quoted as there's a huge tourist mark up for the unwise.

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  • Ben Thanh Market Address: Le Lai Flea/ Street Markets, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Ben Thanh Market Timing: 24-hrs
  • Ben Thanh Market Price: Free
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ben Thanh Market

  • 5.3% of people who visit Ho Chi Minh City include Ben Thanh Market in their plan

  • 44.44% of people start their Ben Thanh Market visit around 6 PM - 7 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ben Thanh Market

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

66.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ben Thanh Market

People normally club together Binh Tay Market and Pham Ngu Lao Street while planning their visit to Ben Thanh Market.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City Reviews

  • The noise, the smell, it’s a great experience for tourists. They have good selection of food and shops. I highly recommend their fruit juice. It’s very rich and sweet. For food, it varies but I wasn’t that impressed with it. Lots of souvenirs and T shirts to buy for your family. Also walking distance from most of the hotels.

  • A really good market for all the tourist items you could dream of. Very busy but that’s the sign of a good market. Top Tip: shop at the stands around the outside of the inner market with the ladies in a pale blue uniform. They are lovely, don’t hassle and harass you to buy, also they are cheaper than all the stools in the market (everything is prices so you know where you stand from the start).

  • Very crazy but a cool experience, definitely a must do. You have to be willing to barter for a good price, I believe they try to inflate prices for tourists. There are many stalls selling the same things also. But, there is so much to see and look at, and it’s a very cool experience.

  • Great place for local shopping. Its a huge market place with many shops. But you need to have good bargaining skills if want to buy something. We had a friend who knows both the place and language, so we didn't find much problem.

  • From this market, customers can purchase souvenirs, bags, meats, fresh drinks, clothes and many other basic goods that satisfy the needs of customers. Remember to bargain hard if you intend to buy any stuffs from the market because this is a tourist market and usually sellers will raise up the price of the goods to an unacceptable level. Before you bargain, you need to carry out surveys of the prices of the goods you intend to buy at the fixed price region of the market and compare the prices between the selling price in the fixed price region and in the normal market region where you can bargain. Try to aim stuffs at a lower price than the same stuff at the fixed price region (logical price). After you have chose your desire price, go into the market and find a shop which sell the same stuff as what you want at the fixed price region and start bargaining with the seller at a polite way. You can try saying that you saw the price you wanted at other shops and you want that price. If the seller doesn't agree with the price you want, feel free to walk away in a polite way and always give them a smile. Usually if they are desperate and they get to earn minimal profit, they will call you back and close the deal. You will often meet rude Vietnamese sellers in the market but don't keep that in your heart because this is typical behaviour of some Vietnamese sellers. Enjoy shopping and bargaining!

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