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DESTINATIONS Ho Chi Minh Friday, 18 September 2015

Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon)

Ben Thanh market is a interesting destination for visitor when travelling in Ho Chi Minh city

Ben Thanh Market is located next to the Quach Thi Trang square and 23/9 Park. The market has 4 gates each of which has a clock. Especially, the main gate has high tower where we can see the Quach Thi Trang square.

Ben Thanh market
Ben Thanh market

Before the French invade, the market had located on the Ben Nghe riverside. In 1911, French Colonial Government decided to move Ben Thanh market to recent place. It was started to build in 1912 and completed at the end of March 1914.

A fruit stall
A fruit stall

With more than 3.000 stalls, you can find any goods here, from domestics to the luxury one. The Northern gate is opened from 04:00 am with the fresh food, such as: fruits, seafood… the other gates are opened from 08:00 – 09:00 am. Ben Thanh market welcomes a lot of people go shopping everyday.

Many things are sold here
Many things are sold here

The shopkeepers here are not only adroit but also young and modern, especially, they can speak fluently English, Chinese, Korean, French, Germany, .. even Cambodian. 80 -90% of them can speak 2 foreign languages at least.

The fresh food area
The fresh food area

One of the reasons that make Ben Thanh market is always crowded is its central location and Ben Thanh Brand. Every people when travelling in Ho Chi Minh city is interested in visiting Ben Thanh market because it is a speciality of Saigon markets. Besides, the USA Today news is list Ben Thanh market on the list of 45 greatest culinary markets in all over the world.

More information
Opening Hours: Daily 04:00-18:00,18:00-22:00
Add: no 1 district, Ho Chi Minh city
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