Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Famous Ben Thanh Market : Hoh Chi Minh City

One of the well known destinations at Saigon which is being flocked by tourists is the Ben Thanh Market located at the Central District (District 1).  Here, you can find a lot of souvenir items including T-shirts, bags, caps, home decors, paintings and various kinds of linens.  I wasn't able to take pictures inside the market as it is normally crowded. Photos above were taken outside the market where you can find a lot of food stalls on side streets normally selling soups or what they call "Vietnamese Pho".

Ben Thanh day market usually closes at 6PM and it signals the opening of the night market where food stalls and other stalls selling various items are being put up.

Here, you can find a lot of delectable dishes cooked the "Vietnam style" and if you are much into sea foods, you will never ran out of choices from the fresh sea foods on display.  We've tried their crablets with soft shells cooked with chili, their shells cooked with tamarind sauce and their grilled fish cooked a la "Vietnam style" and all were really delicious and affordable.

My son and daughter were able to ask for a souvenir pic from one of the Vietnamese vendors at the Night Market where they bought several souvenir shirts.  They were very fond of her as she is really cool and ave them huge discounts, too. :)

Whenever you get to visit Hoh Chi Min City in Vietnam, I recommend you to include Ben Thanh Market in your list of places to visit.  It's going to be worth it!


  1. its just like a market here in the phils.

    1. Agreed! This is so much like Carbon-Manalili here in Cebu.

  2. I miss Vietnam :) -- edmar

  3. You sure had a lot of adventure. :)


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