Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh market, an important symbol of Ho Chi Minh city, an ideal place to buy local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs.

A list of eating stalls will be found inside the market where tourist can get a taste of hawker-style Vietnamese cuisine or simply cool off with a cold drink when the bargaining becomes too much.

 

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Ben Thanh is a large market. It is not easy to navigate at times and certainly best avoided during the hottest part of the day but all the same its well worth a look. When night falls, restaurants around the perimeter of the market open their doors making a vibrant street side scene filling the air with the scents of wok-fried noodles, barbecued fish and meats. One of Ho Chi Minh city’s oldest landmarks, Ben Thanh offers a great atmosphere that is absolutely authentically Vietnamese.

 

Ben Thanh Market Highlights

Food in Ben Thanh market: Should save the appetite to head to the market in the evening where tourist can be served some authentic street style local food at one of the 20 or so eateries that surround the market building. Chefs will cook in front of tourist with an endless array of cuisine choices including vegetarian noodles, fresh seafood, crispy rice pancakes and steamed cakes. Tourist will be in great local company as most of the places thrive with locals enjoying a bite to eat and a quick drink on their way home from work.

Shopping items in Ben Thanh market: for shopping heaven head to the market preferably early morning to pick up some bargains including lacquerware, bamboo goods, arts and crafts. Besides, clothes, textiles, luggage, watches and an assortment of electronic goods are also on sale. Spices, nuts and local fruits heavily scent the air which is also filled with the chatter of tourists and locals haggling for bargains. Do note however that some items will be strictly fixed price.

 

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Ben Thanh Market position

Ben Thanh Market is located in District 1 in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City at the intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tan Hung and Le Lai streets. Shops close late afternoon with shopping best done in the morning before the heat of the day hits.

Ben Thanh market is one of the Saigon's most famous landmarks and is known by all taxi drivers, although if you are staying downtown check first to see if you can walk to it from your hotel as it’s very centrally located.

Opening Hours: Daily 6:00 –22:00

Address: Le Loi, Ben Thanh, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Tel: +84 28 3829 9274

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