Ben Thanh Market

If Dong Xuan Market is a cultural feature of Hanoi. Ben Thanh Market is one of the special features of Saigon that everyone will remember when visit this market. It will be a great regret when you come here.

1. Address of Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market is located in Cua Nam - the intersection of Phan Boi Chau, Phan Chu Trinh, Le Thanh Ton streets and Quach Thi Trang construction site, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 and is the oldest market here. The most prominent symbol of the market is the clock image at the south door of the market like the Big Ben clock in London.

2. History of Ben Thanh Market?

The market has a history dating back to the early 17th century. Because that time the market located near the Saigon River and was the place to buy and sell of small businesses. By the time of the anti-French resistance war. Then the market was located on the banks of the Ben Nghe River, which was used to serve visitors and soldiers entering the city. Therefore, the market is called Ben Thanh Market.

3 How Ben Thanh Market is unique?

With an area of ​​over 13,000m2, the market sells mainly clothing items, woven fabrics, shoes, fashion, handicrafts, fresh food, fruits and fresh flowers. In addition, the market is very rich with snacking restaurants. Especially local foods characterized the southern region.

Weaving between the stalls, visitors will surely be overwhelmed with the variety of items here. You can easily find yourself satisfied items from small souvenirs. Such as necklaces, earrings, purses, towels,... to traditional costumes or book bags,...

4. What to eat at Ben Thanh market?

Do not forget to mention the diverse and rich cuisine of Ben Thanh Market. Che Saigon must be no stranger to people all over the region, coming to the market. You will be overwhelmed with long lines of Che stalls of all colors from the green of nuggets, yellow of bananas, corn, white of Coconut milk, taro purple, pomegranate red,... And especially, at Gate 7, there is a Che shop over 40 years specializing in Southern dishes. The main dishes must include broken rice, ribs rice, bun mam, vermicelli noodles, spring rolls, grilled meat noodles, seven color sticky rice. Snacks are endless. Such as mixed rice paper, Hue duck cake, snail dishes, flour cake,...

5. How Ben Thanh Market at night?

If you are photographer that you can not skip this interesting place in Sai Gon for night photo shoot. "Brilliant - Bustling" is what can be seen in Ben Thanh market when the moon rises. It seems that this is the time of "real life" of this market. Many trade activities, many tourists and local people visit, enjoy the food, ready to live with a "2nd Saigon" - Saigon at night.

If referring to Saigon is the bustle and fast living. You need to feel and understand better that the fast of the day is the work, the worry of life and the fast of night is the color of parties.

6. Notes

Saigon roads are always busy with people passing by. So you should watch carefully when passing. At crowded times be careful your bags to avoid being stolen or robbed.

Although the rhythm of Saigon is very fast but do not rush. Come and feel slowly, starting from Ben Thanh market, starting from Notre Dame Cathedral... starting from the most familiar things of this place. And you will see the deep beauty of tours in Saigon that is waiting for you to find behind those rushed notes.

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