Ben Thanh Market
Tran Nguyen Hai Statue
Located in the middle of a busy traffic intersection near Ben Thanh Market, this statue features the 15th-century Vietnamese general...
Fine Arts Museum
With its airy corridors and verandas, this elegant 1929 colonial-era yellow-and-white building is stuffed with period details; it is...
Mariamman Hindu Temple
Only a small number of Hindus live in HCMC, but this colourful slice of southern India is also considered sacred by many ethnic...
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Ben Thanh Market information
Centrally located, Ben Thanh and its surrounding streets comprise one of Saigon's liveliest areas. Everything that’s commonly eaten, worn or used by the Saigonese is piled high, and souvenir items can be found in equal abundance. Vendors are determined and prices usually higher than elsewhere, so bargain vigorously and ignore any 'Fixed Price' signs.
Good food stalls are usually open until mid-afternoon, and it's an area where it pays to be extra vigilant about looking after personal items and smartphones.