Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City

Are you planning to visit the Ben Thanh Market? See our information below!


Ben Thanh Market, located in District 1, is one of the most famous and popular markets in Ho Chi Minh city. The market is popular with tourists and locals alike, you can easily spend hours there. During the day, you can wander through the covered market. Walk through the paths consisting of stalls selling food, souvenirs, clothes and where everything Vietnam-related is for sale. Prices are quite high here, though, so don’t be afraid to haggle.

In the evenings, the streets next to the covered market are transformed into a market where you can try the tastiest local dishes, among other things.

Visiting the market is one of the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City.

Opening hours:

Ben Thanh Market is open every day of the year from 06:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Photographer: jet dela cruz by Unsplash

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips worth knowing before you visit the Ben Thanh Market.

  • In the southern part of the building is a tucked-away opening to a second floor. If you go up here in the morning hours, you will find an extra floor where stall owners lay down flowers to the ‘market god’ at the start of the day in the hope of a good trade today. 
  • Try a typical Vietnamese dish: Com Tam.
Photographer: Lars Meijer

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