Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City Markets 2017

Ho Chi Minh Saigon Vietnam
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If you loved our Ultimate Guide to Bangkok Markets 2017 and Ultimate Guide to Taiwan Markets 2017 articles, you will be excited to read this latest Ultimate Guide article! You can use this article to help plan for your travel itineraries if you intend to travel to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam this coming holiday.

1. An Dong Market

An Dong Market Ho Chi Minh Saigon Vietnam
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About An Dong Market

The An Dong Market is an indoor market has been around since 1954. Many fashion retailers get their stocks right there from the An Dong market, so you can find many fashion apparel there. You can also find textiles, handbags and other fashion accessories too! If you are good at bargaining, you can try lowering the prices and get your goods at an even cheaper price. You can also head to An Dong plaza right next door afterwards.

Address: phường 9, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Opening Hours: 7 am to 6 pm, daily

2. Annam Gourmet Market

Annam Gourmet Market Ho Chi Minh Saigon Vietnam
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About Annam Gourmet Market
If you are feeling a bit more classy, you can visit the Annam Gourmet Market which sells quality imported and local Saigon food. You can also find organic produce that are grown in-house too. In some of the stores, you can also find a cafe at the store where you can sit down and chill while having a drink and some snacks.

Address: There are a few outlets all around Saigon: District 1, 2 , 7 and Saigon Centre
Opening Hours: 7 am to 9 pm on Mondays to Fridays, 7 am to 9.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays

3. Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market Ho Chi Minh Saigon Vietnam
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About Ben Thanh Market 
Located in District 1, Ben Thanh Market is famous for its local handicraft and souvenirs so do head over there and have a look if you want to bring a part of Saigon back home with you! You can also try out authentic local Vietnamese cuisine at the market such as rice pancakes and seafood soup.
Address: Le Loi, Ben Thanh, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Opening Hours: 6 am to 12 am, daily

 

4. Binh Tay Market (Cholon Chinatown Market)

Binh Tay Market Cholon Chinatown Market Saigon Ho Chi Minh Vietnam
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About Binh Tay Market (Cholon Chinatown Market)
The Binh Tay Market (or also known as Chợ Lớn by the locals) is a unique market as it is influenced by the local Buddhist culture.  You can have a feast and enjoy the ever popular Vietnamese pho (noodles) as well as juicy Chinese sausages while visiting the market here. To satisfy your shopping needs, you can find souvenirs, handicraft, textiles and many other local products! Since it is a popular market among tourists, you have to be extra careful of snatch thieves there.
Address: 57 Thap Muoi, District 6, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Opening Hours:  7.30 am to 5 pm, daily

 

5. Dan Sinh Market (War Surplus Market)

Cho Dan Sinh Market Ho Chi Minh Saigon Vietnam
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About Dan Sinh Market (War Surplus Market)Dan Sinh Market has a whole retro and antique feel to it because as its other name suggests, it is an old market that also sells military-related items such as uniforms, combat boots, helmets and many more. For those who are interested in the Vietnam War, they do sell military memorabilia from the Vietnam War there too! However not every item there is authentic so do check them thoroughly before purchase.

Address: Yersin, Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam
Opening Hours:  7 am to 6 pm, daily

6. Russian Market

Saigon Ho Chi Minh Russian Market Vietnam
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About Russian Market
The Saigon Russian Market is a place for you to get cheap travel apparel and footwear if you require some. The whole area may be a bit messy, but for the price it would be worth digging through piles and piles of items for what you really need. You can even buy another luggage to store all the souvenirs and items you bought during your trip!

Address: 328 Vo Van Kiet, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening Hours:  8 am to 7 pm, daily

7. Saigon Square 1

Saigon Square Ho Chi Minh Vietnam
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About Saigon Square
Saigon square is not exactly a market but nonetheless a good place to shop. The mall is air-conditioned and you can take a break and cool off from the heat. Do take note that luxury branded goods here may not be authentic but it’s still a good place to shop for fashion and accessories!

Address: Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, phường 26, Bình Thạnh, Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam
Opening Hours:  9 am to 9 pm, daily

8. Tan Dinh Market

Cho Tan Dinh Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Saigon
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About Tan Dinh Market
Selling all sorts of items such as jewelry, fabric, food and kitchenware, the Tan Dinh market is a go-to market for you to catch a glimpse of the usual hustle and bustle of the locals. You can also have a taste of local street food from the stall vendors at the front of the market.

Address: 48 Mã Lộ, Tân Định, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam
Opening Hours:  5 am to 11 pm, daily

 

Are there any other markets that are good for shopping? Let us know in the comments below!

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