Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh Tourist Traps

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    customers haggling
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  • Ben Thanh Market: pickpocketers paradise!
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Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh Tourist Traps

  • Over-pricing

    Ho Chi Minh City Tourist Traps

    people in the markets have a 200% mark up in their merchandise moreso at the Benh Thanh market. you MUST HAGGLE and remember the exchange rate of a Vietnamese Dong into a US Dollar so that you can gauge the amount being overcharged!, start at 150% of the price and if they don't agree then LEAVE since 90% will ask yes to your price. Remember, just...

  • The money-thing

    Ho Chi Minh City Tourist Traps

    we arrived in hcmc around 1am and we didnt see any mai linh or viansun taxi so we took the saigon air taxi ...befor e we rode the cab we asked the one in charge if it was metered, he assured us yes it was, half way to our hotel the cab driver suddenly was asking for us$20! we were arguing that it was agreed that itll be based on meter but the...

  • Saigon River Cruise

    Ho Chi Minh City Tourist Traps

    The Saigon River isn't smelly anymore when i went unlike what has been described by the others. However there really isn't that much to see either. The banks are lined with industrial boats and construction works. You will not get to see much of Saigon on the cruise. They do have preformances like fire-dancing on board, But otherwise there isn't...

  • bargaining

    when shopping (esp at the markets) some of the shopkeepers will quote exorbitant prices way above the value of the item initially, so it's very important that you know the worth of what you are buying and bargain accordingly. for example, i wanted buy cotton, and was quoted 60,000VND. i eventually got the cloth for 14,000VND. however, don't try to...

  • Cyclo...

    There are approximately 50,000 ‘cyclos’ in HCMC.-wheeled bicycle-rickshaw. Passengers sit in front and driver peddles behind. Great views, though scary. Bargain hard. Some drivers demand more money later. They are very aggressive. If you can't handle, this don't use them. Write the address and agreed price on paper................

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