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Ben Thanh Market

Chợ, Lê Lợi, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam

Street Markets

About Ben Thanh Market

A large market place in central Hoh Chi Minh City, popular for handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs and local food.

Attractions near Ben Thanh Market

Hồ Chí Minh City Museum of Fine Arts0.27km from Ben Thanh Market

One of the largest fine arts centers of Vietnam. The museum focuses on collecting, keeping, preserving and displaying fine artworks typical of Vietnamese people, especially Ho Chi Minh City and the South. It comprises three floors of exhibition space.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum0.45km from Ben Thanh Market

A former European style palace converted into a museum. Hosts numerous local artefacts, as well as holds collections that detail the geography as well as the commercial significance of Hoch Chi Minh city. There is an underground bunker and tunnel that the visitors could also explore.

Independence Palace0.64km from Ben Thanh Market

Also known as Reunification Palace, it was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, when a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through its gates.

Bitexco Financial Tower0.67km from Ben Thanh Market

With 68 floors above ground and three basements, the building has a height of 262.5 meters (861 ft), making it the second tallest building in the Hoh Chi Minh City, fifth tallest in Vietnam, and the 263rd tallest in the world, as of the beginning of 2018.

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House0.73km from Ben Thanh Market

Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret, the 500 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was again used as a theatre from 1975, and restored in 1995.

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon0.86km from Ben Thanh Market

Established by French colonists who initially named it L'eglise de Saïgon, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. The name Notre-Dame Cathedral has been used since 1959. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet). All the original building materials were imported from France and the cathedral foundation was designed to bear ten times the weight of the cathedral.

Where is Ben Thanh Market

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Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name of Saigon is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million. It is the financial centre of Vietnam and a major air travel gateway to Vietnam.

What visitors say about Ben Thanh Market

Nirmal Toms
Nirmal Toms
Apr 2016

A very good choice if you live in the neighborhood and don't fancy the classy restaurants or real street food. There is a choice of food from approximately 20 vendors from which you can buy foods from any ethnic background including local Vietnamese cuisine. Alcoholic beverages are cheap  and food is kind of restaurant priced. The atmosphere is very cozy and lively as this place is usually packed with mostly party enthusiasts than food lovers. You will find mostly foreigners but locals go there as well