Ben Thanh Market

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

About Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Ben Thanh Market

  • 12.02% of people who visit Ho Chi Minh City include Ben Thanh Market in their plan

  • 27.36% of people start their Ben Thanh Market visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

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

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

51.08% of people prefer walking in order to reach Ben Thanh Market

People normally club together Central Post Office and Barbecue Garden 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

  • Listen, when you visit Vietnam, you're going to experience a lot of contrasts. The Ben Thanh market is no exception. Deals are plentiful and amazing, but sizes are meaningless. 50% is a good offer of the initial price, but don't be afraid to walk away. It seems safe, but be polite. I saw some rude tourists getting yelled at by frustrated merchants. This is not Beverly Hills, it's not Mexico. Be patient, willing to learn, and friendly. Smiles are very important.

  • If you're a tourist and want the experience, this can be an exciting place to go. If you're not used to bargaining for prices, the experience can be overwhelming. Make sure you understand the exchange rate. For souvenirs, we were able to find better deals when we went outside of this city. Of the places we visited, I would recommend getting any gifts in Hoi An; it was much less there than what we paid here, for the same items.

  • It is a great place to buy local handicrafts, fruits, vegetable, branded goods, art and other souvenirs. Located in Ho Chi Minh City. It's a must visit attraction of Vietnam. Ben Thanh Market is one of the oldest structures in Saigon established by the French colonial. It is a good location for visitors to experience ancient and modern Saigon. There are many good food stalls in the night market.

  • A must visit for visitors to Saigon. However, bear in mind there’s really only a few shopping choices on offer, sold by different vendors claiming theirs is the best and cheapest. The food section is worth a visit however, and it helps kill time as well. You can Visit the night market next door that sells almost exactly the same item only if you have missed the day visit. To be honest, I think the best non tourist shops to visit are the shops that you stumble across while walking around the pavements of Saigon.

  • Interesting market that selling any kind if stuffs, from handcraft, snacks and food stalls. You can see all the stuffs that selling on street in one single place. Although the price maybe a bit higher, but here is easier for you to find all the choices. As here is a famous tourists sign point, you gotta beware the pick pocket all the time, while you enjoying your shopping here

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