What will you do in a crowded market of Ho Chi Minh City?
As a fine presentation of Vietnamese culture and Saigonese in particular, the grand market plays a vital role in the history of the City and still pose much significance in the tourism sector. Today article will serve as a brief introduction piece to the heart of District 1, Ben Thanh Market.
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True to its name, Ben Thanh Market is a place where you can literally find anything from food ingredients to simple house appliances. Generally, the market is divided into sub-regions where you can find specific items so it won’t be much of a chore to find the place for whatever you are looking for.
During the lesser hours, you can also go for bargaining and get a good discount price for all sort of wares, not just food. However, do take note that some shops might insist on fixed price which you should respect.
The market is also a good place to enjoy the best that Vietnamese street food has to offer at several eateries surrounding it. The range for the menu knows no bound: fresh seafood, traditional noodles, grilled meat, crispy rice pancakes, etc.
Usually, these foods are prepared right in front of you and served right out of the oven so there is no many question on the quality right there. There also exist a lot of coffee shops for you to visit and enjoy the atmosphere along with a cold drink.