World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.7 (131 votes)

Ben Thanh Market

Listed under Markets in Vietnam.

Photo of Ben Thanh Market
Photo by flickr user tuey
Pin It

With over 3000 stalls, the Ben Thanh Market, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Vietnam has to have something to appeal to you. Everything a resident of, or visitor to, Ho Chi Min City needs can be purchased in this huge open air square, from food, tea and coffee to clothing to crafts to Chinese medicines to curiosities like snake wine to junk you didn’t even know you wanted/ needed until you saw.

Bargaining is expected - be aware that if you look like a tourist even if you haggle you will probably still be paying tourist prices so don’t feel too bad about trying to talk sellers down - it’s all part of the experience. Expect a crowded atmosphere full of people, noise and tempting smells from the local food stalls at the back.

Open every day at the intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao and Le Lai streets, District 1.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

I would like to contact a stall in the Ben Thanh day Markets

It is a stall that sell souvenirs and it is in the corner. They also sell the most exquisite laquered wall art I have ever seen. They are the ones in the blue shirts and I was told that they have a seller in Australia for their products.

I would like to order some more of the laquered wall art if I can find out how to contact them.

Thanks you

Karen Johnstone

1 Reply

Hi Karen: Good luck with your search! Just to let you know, I've taken your email address down so you don't get spammed, but you'll receive a notification if you get any more reply to your appeal.

hi I am after the address to send a postcard to one of the markets at the ben thanh day market. I have the shop number I just the market address please

1 Reply

Tran Hung Dao Avenue, District 1, Sai Gon

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • San Ángel Bazar Sábado (Saturday Market)

    The thing to remember at this market is that inside the bazaar building are the permanent stores with the higher quality purcha…

  • Marché Provençal

    The market in the old town of Antibes is a provencial delight (excuse the pun). The stalls are stacked with goodies from the s…

  • Tétouan Medina

    This ancient Mediterranean trading town was built around its market which is has survived well for its years, still trading in …

Nearby Experiences

  • Dalat

    The city of Dalat is the main centre of the Southern Highlands region. The climate here is cool with an average annual temperat…

  • Ancient Monuments of Hue

    Hue, set on the banks of the Huong River a few kilometres inland from the South China Sea, has the hundreds of beautiful ruined…

  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

    The karst formation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has evolved since the Palaeozoic (some 400 million years ago) and so is …

Related links

Contribute to this page