Ben Thanh Market is the exact place in Ho Chi Minh City where you’ll meet highly enthusiastic vendors and buyers. It’s not just the locals actively bargain for the goods they love, the tourists also love taking this as a sweet challenge.
Did you know that this market has a history of over 150 years? This has been here even during the Vietnam War. This market has caught fire in 1870, and the new building (which you see today) came up only after then.
Visiting the market
If you are holidaying at one of the Ho Chi Minh City hotels the likes of PARKROYAL Saigon, you find easy and convenient access to the Ben Thanh Market. You can either join the day market (from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm) or the night market 9from 6.00 pm to 10.pm).
Things to buy at the market
If you’ve been looking for the best deals for T-shirts, you find them here at the Ben Thanh Market. In addition to that, you find sportswear, elephant print pants, fake luxury items, and silk products at very cheap rates.
Things to know before you go
This market is a paradise for those who are good at bargaining. While you bargain, make use of the words such as Xin vui long (please) and Dat qua (too expensive) to hint to the vendor that you know some local phrases too.