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Travel to Vietnam: Ben Thanh Market @ Ho Chi Minh City

A must-see attraction in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Thanh market is a bustling attraction where tourists could just shop and taste real Vietnamese food. There is a number of vendors displaying eye-catching local handicrafts, apparels, souvenirs, silk fabrics, embroidery and brocade and many more cute gifts that tourists can bring back to friends and family.

Vendors and food stalls in the market food section that offers guests dishes freshly made to the order. Here, one can taste various kinds of local dishes.

The food court is open from dawn and the most vibrant at nightlife. Starting from 7 pm daily, over 170 stalls concentrate along Phan Boi Chau Street and Phan Chu Trinh Street.

Goods for daily use. Looking nice but Ben Thanh market is known for inflating the prices up to two or three times the original value.

Shops selling spices, grocery, cosmetics and colorful candies and great Vietnamese coffee bean/powder.

It is no secret that Ben Thanh Market is possibly the most visited place in Ho Chi Minh City. While it may not be the best location for shopping, every tourist knows their trip to Ho Chi Minh City cannot be completed without a visit to Ben Thanh market to experience Vietnam at its original.

Address: Ben Thanh Market, Lê Lợi, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam (Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam)

Nearby Attractions: https://www.skyscanner.net/trip/ho-chi-minh-city/things-to-do/ben-thanh-market/nearby-things-to-do

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3D2N Ho Chi Minh City Travelogue – (Part 2): Day 1 Ben Thanh Day and Night Market

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