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"Ben Thanh Market" Ben Thanh Market Tip by Blatherwick

Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City: 83 reviews and 153 photos

  Ben Thanh Market
by Blatherwick

The tower of this market has served as one of the symbols of Saigon since 1914. Everything that your typical Saigonese person uses, wears, or eats can be found in this place. "Come on down! If you want it, we've got it!" Stalls nearby sell inexpensive food.

In the centre of the traffic roundabout is a statue of Tran Nguyen Hai, the first person in Vietnam to use carrier pigeons. Why he's on a horse I don't have a clue. There is also a small bust of Quach Thi Trang who was killed during antigovernment protests in 1963.

Address: Le Loi Roundabout
Directions: At the intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao and Le Lai streets, District 1.
Phone: +84 8 3829 2096

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  • Updated Oct 6, 2004
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