The Most Famous Shopping Destinations In Ho Chi Minh City

Coming to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, you surely will want to buy many interesting souvernirs for yourself and your loved ones. So why don’t you take a look at this article, where shall introduce you the most famous and outstanding shopping places in the bustling Saigon?

Ben Thanh market, Ho Chi Minh City

Speaking of famous shopping places in Saigon, it is indispensable for Ben Thanh Market. This is considered the oldest and busiest market in the place of Ho Chi Minh City. This market sells all kinds of items from clothing, shoes to souvenirs, food and many more for you to unleash your choice. If traveling to Saigon without visiting Ben Thanh market and buying some gifts for relatives and friends, it is a very unfortunate thing.

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Outside of the famous Ben Thanh Market

Built in 1870, experiencing many ups and downs, Ben Thanh is now one of the markets with the oldest history in Saigon. Owning a beautiful location - the intersection between Ham Nghi Boulevard and Tran Hung Dao street, this is a favorable condition for trade and exchange activities to take place vibrantly and bustling.

Prices for items at Ben Thanh market are also quite cheap so you do not need to worry. The market has a large area with many different areas. To make your shopping easier, you should take a look at the map of the market to find where the items you want are sold faster. Ben Thanh Market is considered a symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, a very interesting destination for international visitors and even the locals.

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A corner inside Ben Thanh Market, Saigon

Address: Quach Thi Trang Square, District 1

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An Dong Market (An Dong Plaza)

An Dong Market was officially established in 1954. This is one of the central markets of the Ho Chi Minh city, specializing in items such as fabric, clothes, shoes, bags, etc. Besides the ground floor and the third floor, people also trade more items such as food, candy, fruit, fresh flowers, handicrafts, etc. Currently, besides the market, there is also a newly built magnificent and majestic An Dong Plaza, which also becomes a famous shopping place.

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The An Dong Market in Saigon

All in all, the An Dong Market can be considered as a cheap market specializing in the wholesale of fashion items. The origin of goods in the An Dong market mainly comes from countries like China, South Korea, Thailand and Cambodia. Although it is a wholesale market, if you want to buy retail, it is always welcome at this market.

Address: 34 An Duong Vuong Street, Ward 9, District 5

Cho Lon - a reputable shopping area in Ho Chi Minh City

For foreign customers who don’t know, the term “Saigon – Cho Lon” has become a famous title in the mind of the Vietnamese. Cho Lon, also known as Binh Tay Market, is one of the most famous shopping places in Saigon. Not only locals but also a lot of tourists coming to Saigon also come to this market to buy their kinds of stuff. The market was originally built to serve the business and trading needs of Chinese merchants. Therefore, the architecture of ChoLon is also bold with the characteristics of Chinese architecture.

Cho Lon was built in the 20s of the twentieth century on an area of up to 17.000 meters square, in ancient architecture, with special Asian style. Binh Tay Market has nearly 2500 counters with more than 30 groups of different products. The categories are arranged logically, focusing on each business area in order to promote the strengths of each category.

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Cho Lon, or also known as Binh Tay Market

With the main items such as textiles, aluminum-plastic, handbags, souvenirs, dried food, etc, Binh Tay Market has provided as a wholesaler to most southern provinces and even a number of countries in the region. Binh Tay Market operates from 2 or 3 AM to 9 or 10 PM every day. Here customers will always find satisfactory products at wholesale prices.

Address: No. 57A Thap Muoi Street, Ward 2, District 6

Saigon Square

Saigon Square is located in two convenient locations right in the center of District 1: Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street and Hai Ba Trung street. People often refer to Saigon Square as a “high-end market”, because the quality of goods here is relatively good. The main customers in Saigon Square are mostly young shopaholics and foreign tourists.

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The outside of Saigon Square

As soon as you step into Saigon Square, you will feel the bustling atmosphere. Space here is bright and clean, the clothes are also neatly and eye-catching. In Saigon Square 2, there are nearly 350 stalls including many diverse items, from clothes, shoes, bags, sunglasses, watches and countless other small items that will absolutely interested you.

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You can shop for many items inside Saigon Square

Address Saigon Square 1: 81 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ben Nghe, District 1

Address Saigon Square 2: No. 179E-181-183-185 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ben Nghe

Here are the 4 most famous shopping destinations with reasonable prices and diverse items of products in Ho Chi Minh City. Don’t miss the chance to stop by these amazing places and get yourself some astonishing items and save sweet memories of Saigon, Vietnam. for a high-quality Saigon tour as well.

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