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Ben Thanh Market

Ben Tanh Market © Stephan Ridgeway
Ben Tanh Market © Stephan Ridgeway

Ben Thanh Market, in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1, is one of the cities best known landmarks. It is often crowded, hot and frantic, but it's a great place to buy local handicrafts, branded goods and souvenirs. In fact, almost anything. There is a wet market at the back which sells every kind of food imaginable. It is rumoured that buyers will be given their purchases in differently coloured bags according to their bargaining ability, as a sign to other vendors. The market is open daily from 7am to 6pm, but an outdoor night market and food stalls that surround the area are open until much later.

Telephone: +84 28 3829 9274

Opening times: Daily from 7am to 6pm