Cho Ben Thanh Market Tour Guide in Ho Chi Minh City

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Thien
(Ho Chi Minh City)

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"Chợ Bến Thành" or "Ben Thanh market" is a mustsee for shopaholics but you have to make sure to BARGAIN. It’s a big indoor market that sells everything from wood handicrafts, áo dài, souvenirs, coffee, food, etc. The market opens from 9 AM till around 7 PM. At night, there is a night market just outside the premises.

FYI, check this http://www.asiatourmagazine.com/ben-thanh-market-a-must-see-for-shopaholics

If you want to have an Vietnamese traditional "áo dài", I recommend you should not buy "áo dài" in Ben Thanh market. You need to buy silk or Vietnamese fabric in Ben Thanh market (there are many stores that only sell Vietnamese silk or fabric for the áo dài. Then you can ask local sellers where to have fabric made to the áo dài for you: "Where can I have my áo dài made with this fabric?" or "Are there any áo dái Vietnamese tailors near Ben Thanh market?". I recommend Trâm tailor on Nguyen An Ninh street (on the right side of Ben Thanh market, Southern gate). It takes a day or 2 for you to have your áo dài made but trust me, it's worthy when you put your own áo dài on.

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Ngo

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Ben Thanh market is popular among locals for its night market place and its wide variety of goods from clothing to food. However, it's famous for being an expensive market even for locals. When at Ben Thanh, my best advice for you is try to bargain and keep an eye on you personal stuff.

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Híp
(Ho Chi Minh City)

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I wasn't born in HCMc, but I've lived here for 2 years. Before I turned to live in HCMc, I'd heard a lot about BenThanh market. This is one of the most famous places in HCMc. So that's why Ben Thanh market was the first place I visited when I turned to live here.
That was amazing! There were too many foreign people and many items, awsome souvernir were sold there... People inside the market spoke English really well thought they hadn't got any English courses. This was the first time I've ever seen such a big market like that.
I hope to show you guys how special it is!

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Stringio

Wendy
(Ho Chi Minh City)

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When you come to Ben Thanh market, you can see a lots of attracting goods, esp. for girl loves shopping. However, there are tips for you to get cheaper price:

- Bring a Vietnamese with you because she/ he can bargain for you.

- Be friendly. Like Thailand, the seller here love smiley tourists.

- Don't swear and stand in fron of 1 store for too long. Since it is one of the merchant taboo, if you lock the entrance to their stores, they will scold you or even ask you to leave with harsh words

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Stringio

Vo
(Ho Chi Minh City)

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Located as an intersection of the biggest streets in HCMC, Ben Thanh market has long become a "must" for all tourists to this city. The image of this market is also used as a symbol for HCMC tourism not only thanks to but an intriguing history behind this structure.
Ben Thanh market was re-constructed over time and its location at the moment lies numerous stories about the rise and fall of Gia Dinh fort (the former name of Hochiminh city nowadays).
If either the daytime heat bothers you or the fear of being deceived inside the market, I'll take you to a whole new Ben Thanh market at night to wander about much more interesting street vendors nearby where reasonably cheap yet unique souvenirs are waving for you haha.
If the night is still young, I won't be hesitant to let you discover the hidden wonders of street food and leisure places around Ben Thanh market.
Join my tour and an amazing trip will bowl you over.
See you soon!

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Stringio

Minh
(Ho Chi Minh City)

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Most of Vietnamese specialties can be found here to be gifts for your family, friends, and yourself.

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Cymera_20130822_220116

Nhật
(Ho Chi Minh City)

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Here is your heaven of shoping. This is the place you can find anything you such as sourviners for your family when you're back. Come here and you'll access the market enviroment in VietNam. It will make you surprised extremely. Let's join with me!

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Charm
(Ho Chi Minh City)

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Bến Thành Market is a large marketplace in the downtown area of Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam in District 1. The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and one of symbols of Hồ Chí Minh City, popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, áo dài, and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.

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Stringio

Binh
(Ho Chi Minh City)

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located at the heart of HCMC, Ben Thanh market is a very busy and interesting place. You can't miss this place when travelling in Vietnam. The reality will help you a wise feeling much more than words stating here :)
Welcome to Vietnam!

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I can only talk about Ben Thanh Market by two words "so great". In here, the place where includes all specializes in Viet Nam, from northern to southern. I am sure that you will like it so much when you go to. welcome to Viet Nam.

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BEN THANH market - where you can find out some informations about vietnamese culture via food and products. Ben Thanh market is the best place for someone who loves handmade products and silk with not expensive prices much.

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