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Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City

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Ben Thanh Market will tickle your senses with the vivid colors of pottery and textiles, the strong scents of spices and fresh fruit, and the enticing aromas of freshly cooked food. One of the oldest landmarks and the biggest market in the city, it was established in the mid-19th century by French colonialists. The current building, which dates from 1912, underwent some renovations in 1985. Walk among the stalls piled floor to ceiling with colorful goods including local handicrafts that make good souvenirs. View the "fixed price" signs as a suggestion and bargain like a local if something catches your eye. Note that prices are slightly higher than in other markets. Find out how to plan Ho Chi Minh City trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • 🥜Our day ended with a visit to Ben Thanh Market, famous in its abundance of local produce. Nuts were incredulously cheap! We bought kilogram after kilogram of these nuts to be brought home. Our day.....  more »
  • Before pandemic 😷 crowded by tourists visiting city and buying souvenirs. During these days no tourist or very little local ones coming. Place without people looks very strange even when all...  more »
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  • Vi virus not much shop or people
  • Crazy huge market, the food vendors serve up delicious food - very inexpensive. It's a tourist trap, tons of things you don't need. If your looking for knock off goods this is the place. I recommend when bartering negotiate 1/3 of what they're asking for a a start. If you don't get close to the 1/2 of the price walk away... I like it, fun to see and people watch :)

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