Holidays in Ben Thanh Market

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Ben Thanh Market featuring shopping and markets

No trip to Ho Chi Minh City is complete without exploring this bustling market where you can enjoy a traditional Vietnamese dish or purchase souvenirs.

Bến Thành Market is the oldest surviving market in Ho Chi Minh City and one of Vietnam’s top destinations. It is a must-see for anyone visiting this 300-year-old city. Explore the colorful stalls and buy food, souvenirs and clothing from the local vendors.

The market began in the early 17th century as an informal gathering of street vendors near the Saigon River. In 1870, the French colonialists formally established it as Les Halles Centrales (the central market). It was moved to a new building in 1912 and renamed Bến Thành Market.

Wander through the stalls, where you can browse through a huge range of Vietnamese goods. Whether you are looking for a kitschy souvenir or traditional clothing, you will find it here. However, the market is not just for tourists. Residents of Ho Chi Minh City do their daily shopping here, so Bến Thành Market offers visitors a peek into local tastes and customs.

Bến Thành Market is also the perfect place to enjoy an authentic taste of Vietnam. Stop by a food stall for a local specialty, such as deep fried whole fish, or a refreshing tea.

Haggling is a major part of the shopping experience in Vietnam and a necessity, as vendors initially charge inflated prices. For the best shopping experience, come to Bến Thành Market ready to bargain.

Bến Thành Market is located in District 1, the central urban hub of Ho Chi Minh City. The iconic clock tower that rises above the market makes it impossible to miss. The area is always pulsing with pedestrian and vehicle traffic, so watch your step as you cross to the market. Bến Thành Market is open every day. Although the main market closes around dinnertime, the Ben Thanh Night Market stays open later.

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Cochin Zen Hotel
Cochin Zen Hotel
4 out of 5
46 Thu Khoa Huan St, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$40 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
Located in District 1, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Benthanh Street Food Market and Ben Thanh Market. Saigon Square and Dong Khoi Street are also ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (298 reviews)
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"Excellent, beautiful, clean, comfortable bed, good service, free simple breakfast."

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New World Saigon Hotel
New World Saigon Hotel
5 out of 5
76 Le Lai Street, District 1, Ben Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City
Fully refundable
The price is AU$111 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
This luxury hotel is located in Ho Chi Minh City (District 1), near the airport, Ben Thanh Market, September 23 Park and Tao Dan Park. Also nearby are Bui Vien ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (993 reviews)
Great choice
"The service is good, the condition is good, the room the good, the pool is good! My son, my wife and I were are so happy staying there. I have come to this hotel for 3 times, and I will go there again."

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2021

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Silverland Sakyo Hotel & Spa
Silverland Sakyo Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
10A-10B-10C Le Thanh Ton St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$77 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
Located in District 1, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Consulate Area and Ben Thanh Market. Dong Khoi Street and Ho Chi Minh City Hall are also within 2 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (944 reviews)
"Great hotel right across the street from Japantown. Walking distance to shopping (even in the heat of HCMC)."

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Silverland Sakyo Hotel & Spa
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Cochin Zen Hotel
Cochin Zen Hotel
4 out of 5
46 Thu Khoa Huan St, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$40 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
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New World Saigon Hotel
New World Saigon Hotel
5 out of 5
76 Le Lai Street, District 1, Ben Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$111 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
New World Saigon Hotel
Silverland Sakyo Hotel & Spa
Silverland Sakyo Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
10A-10B-10C Le Thanh Ton St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$77 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
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Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
5 out of 5
88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$157 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
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Park View Saigon Hotel
Park View Saigon Hotel
3 out of 5
98R -100 Le Lai street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
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Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint
Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint
4 out of 5
59 - 61 Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$104 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
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M Hotel Saigon
M Hotel Saigon
3.5 out of 5
35-37-39-41 Ton That Thiep street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$85 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
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Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
5 out of 5
8-15 Ton Duc Thang St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$111 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
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Liberty Central Saigon Riverside
Liberty Central Saigon Riverside
4 out of 5
17 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$56 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
Liberty Central Saigon Riverside
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