Ben Thanh Market
This is the busiest market in the capital of Vietnam! Also, it’s centrally located in district 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, which is where we were staying at the Hello House.
Okay, let’s get shopping at the Ben Thanh Market!
So many items, from knockoff designer bags to items that are actually made in Southeast Asian factories and sold at deep discounts in these markets. I don’t know if workers steal the items or if they are flawed in some way and thrown out. In some cases the knockoffs looked pretty good. Not on the bags, though – Louis Vuitton bags were the easiest to spot as knockoffs.
Time for the outside night market set up, also, I can’t believe how fast they set up. It was quite awesome to watch.
This is funny – I had to work during the night market, only for a quick moment though. This super nice guy needed some help and pointed at me – away I go, pushing as hard as I can. Bad photos taken with our very old iPhone, yet you get the idea.
I love the grey tank which spells out Viet-Nam and got it. Took the lady about 10 minutes to find one in my size. Worth it though – oh, and it was $3 – score.
Cars aren’t allowed down the street when the night market is on, but scooters and motorbikes are allowed, which is just a tad bit dangerous in my opinion. We spent about $10 dollars at the market total, getting just a few little things and some good food. Overall, a good afternoon and night spent checking out the markets and chatting with locals.
Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you again soon – happy travelling.