Shopping at the markets in Saigon

It is not by chance that Ben Thanh has become a symbol of Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City. Wherever there is a market, it is always a place that holds the cultural soul of the land and its people in the most profound and lively way. Market is a destination where visitors come to see, hear, feel and interact directly with the native culture in the fastest, most pleasant and interesting way.
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Flowers are plentiful at this market and are offered at reasonable prices, depending on your bargaining skills. Strolling along the narrow, flower-lined alleys is a pleasure, and the locals are quite friendly and helpful...
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Ben Thanh Market

It can be a bit daunting to make sense of this market with its more than 3,000 vendor stalls. Luckily everything is laid out in an organised grid. Clothes and fabric in front give way to kitchenware and souvenirs, ...
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Dedicated to Vietnamese women, this museum has exhibitions covering three floors and focuses on ethnic dress, jewellery and women’s struggles. It was established in 1985 and divided into 10 rooms ...
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