The market was established in 1870 by the French and is regarded as one of Saigon’s oldest developments and a symbol of the city. The all-year-round market is constantly busy from sunrise to evening. For many tourists, Ben Thanh Market is a well-known destination. More than 10,000 people attend and shop at Ben Thanh Market daily. The market comprises more than a few thousand privately held firms providing wholesale and retail goods ranging from everyday necessities to high-end items. Some vendors may not require currency conversions, but majority choose the Vietnamese dong as their preferred currency.

Opening hours: 05:30 – 17:30