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Private Half-Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh City
"You will be picked up at your hotel at 8 am and head toward your first site.First stop on your tour will be the Independence Palace/ the Reunification Palace. The palace is symbolic of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on April 30 1975 when the North Vietnamese Army tank number 843 crashed through the gates of what was at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.Next you will visit the Museum of American War Crimes/ the War Remnants Museum is the most popular museum of Ho Chi Minh City. It gathers a collection of the machinery weapons photos and documentation of Vietnam’s wars.After the Museum
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Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Full-day Tour
"This morning after being picked up from your hotel enjoy a sightseeing tour to the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of the war in April 1975.Next visit some French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral the Old Central Post Office which was constructed at the end of 19th century by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in harmony with the surrounding area. Its architectural design represents the French colonial style. After the visits to French colonial structures proceed to The War Remnants Museum
From $119.00
 
Cu Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi MInh City Full Day
"Your tour guide will collect you early in the morning and depart for Cu Chi 44mi (70 km). Today enjoy an exciting visit to the legendary Cu Chi site of some of the most intense battles during the Vietnam War. You will have the chance to explore the underground base of the resistance fighters and see the intricate network of over 124mi (200km) of the tunnels. After the tunnels head back to Ho Chi Minh City. stop for lunch at local restaurant then enjoy visits to the Old Colonial Residential Quarter the Hotel De Ville the Opera House
From $44.00

Ben Thanh Market Tips (83)

Night market for haggle lovers only

I wasn't sure whether to put Ben Thanh market in the tourist trap section. When I went there at night, the main market was closed, but there were many tourist souvenir stalls in the street beside,...
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Gyppo
Jun 14, 2016

you have to be careful around here.

this market located in very famous place in Ho Chi Minh city.i know almost tourists stay in this place when they come HCMC because this place has downtown most famous in this city. and also has many...
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DoaA2
Jan 19, 2016

Busy tourist market ,bargain is a must !

The Cho Benh Thanh market is just beside our hotel , the Liberty Central.So everyday if we have free time , we would kill our time in here.We found this market interesting, as well as other markets in...
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ErwinKoo
Mar 04, 2014

Eating Out

Eat like the locals do. At night, the area around Ben Thanh Market becomes a giant food court.At first, I was wary of the plastic chairs and plastic sheets over the tables and seemingly unsanitary...
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debay
May 20, 2013

Shop in Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh market is located in district 1; just a walking distance from the Pham Ngu Lao Road. You can easily see it with the belfry and the clock on its entrance. Opposite of this is a statue of a...
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theguardianangel
Sep 08, 2012

Typical Asian market

A beautiful market packed with history, sights, smells, colors and delights. It makes ideal place to practice your bargaining as people here were so friendly and welcoming. They wont be hard on you if...
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helelara
Jul 08, 2012

Not as Humid as Chatuchak but expensive here!

You Must be very good in Haggling unless you want to be gouged as the prices are jacked up (from 200 to 300% of the price for westerners and japanese and korean tourists). Ben Thanh market was founded...
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machomikemd
Jul 06, 2012

Hustle, Bustle, and Organized Chaos!!!

No visit to Ho Chi Minh would be authentic without experiencing the chaos and madness of the Ben Thanh Marketplace. Located in the center of the city near a massive roundabout the Ben Thanh...
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wilocrek
Jun 25, 2012

Civet Cat Coffee (Weasel Coffee in Vietnam)!

Although Vietnamese Coffee is not as fine as Indonesian Coffee, they have more civet cats to compensate for it hence Civet Cat Coffee (Chon in Vietnamese or Weasel Coffee in English) is the Most...
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machomikemd
Jun 13, 2012

NIGHT MARKETS IN HO CHI MINH CITY

Saigon Night Market is not just for lovers, for those who like to bring his family here to eat, shop and walk around at night ... this place is also a place to meet friends for a long meet, just food,...
Gilbert87
Jan 03, 2012

A must do but keep your whits about you

The Ben Thanh markets are located within walking distance of most hotels in district one. Just got across the road to that park that stretches across Pham Ngu Road and follow it up in the direction...
RowanHarrison10
Oct 19, 2011

VISIT THE BEN THANH MARKET PLACE

HCMC. Most big cities have a vibrant Market Place and H.C.M.C. has the Ben Thanh Market .This was just a short walk from where I was staying in Pham Ngu Lao .This I found was an extremely busy place...
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DennyP
Oct 19, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Ho Chi Minh City

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Cholon Mosque

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Diamond Plaza

Not exactly a classic Saigon landmark, but it's a favorite with expats. Inside is a mall that's indistinguishable from an American mall, until you look closely at the products on the shelves. Upstairs...
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Chinatown

We went to the Cho Binh Tay at 11:30am and left at the Main Bus Stop about 300metres away from Cho Binh Tay at 2pm. It was big...there were 2 floors but we visited only the ground floor as I was...
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Fito Museum of traditional Vietnamese medicine

While I confess I'm in the Minchin school when it comes to 'alternative' medicine, the Fito Museum of traditional Vietnamese medicine is worth a trip away from the centre. Set over four floors of an...
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Cafe Zoom

WHEN YOU WALK AROUND SAIGON YOU REALLY CANT HELP BUT NOTICE THAT THERE IS QUITE A FEW MOTORBIKES IN THIS BUZZING CITY.. THREE MILLION OR THERE ABOUTS !! THE MOTORBIKES ZOOMING AROUND THE CITY IS A...
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Getting to Ho Chi Minh City

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