Arriving there and it's shopping time!! Because of the location is very strategic, Ben Thanh Market is not only famous as trade center, this arket also famous with unique architcture typical Ho Chi Minh City. Ben Thanh Market is one of oldest market in Saigon.
I'd like to tell you about little history of this market, this market started from streetfood seller which sell in the next of Saigon River. Then, that market moved to the new place called New Ben Thanh Market but people nowadays called it Ben Thanh Market. This market is kind of traditional market, but this market is very neat and comfortable.
This market sell so many things. Starting from clothes, food, bag and many kind of souvenirs typical of Vietnam. When the first time I come to this market and passing street which full of sellers, they are smile and enthusiasm to offer their items to me and other visitors.
One thing that make visitors want to visit this market is becausete price is very cheap and many items that already have price tag. So I don't have to ask the price to the seller. But, even the price is already cheap, I still have to bargain it. FYI, you can bargain the items until 50% from the price tag guys! very cheap, isn't it? moreover if you buy many items.
It doesn't matter if you can't speak Vietnamese, few seller could speak English well. But, if you can't find seller who speak English you can use calculator for write price you want.
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This is my last day in Ho Chi Minh City, tomorrow I'll continue my trip to Hanoi. So, I am going to buy some souvenirs for my family in in Ben Thanh Market because this market location near Pho 2000, only 5 minutes walk.
The sellers in this market are accept money with currency USD, MYR and VND. If you have good skill of bargain, find seller who speak English or if you can't find it just use calculator to write how much price as you want.