Ben Thanh Market which one of Vietnam Popular Destinations, was built in 1870 by the French. The market was initially called Les Halles Centrales before changed the name in 1912. This market now is considered as the oldest surviving market and one of the symbols of Ho Chi Minh City. It is a famous place for every visitor who comes to city.
There is a lot of number of vendors and food stalls in the market that offers the food section to guests. Here, you can enjoy the local dishes like sizzling cake, spring rolls, stuffed pancake. And this is why this place becomes one of Vietnam Popular Destinations in our country.
From the early morning to early night, the shops inside the Ben Thanh Market are opened; you can find all most everything from dry food to clothes, bags or souvenir with an acceptable price. At this time, the atmosphere can sometimes be hot, bustle and hustle, but it would so excite after all.
From the late afternoon and late night, the shops inside the Ben Thanh Market are closed; it is time for the several restaurants are open outside on surrounding streets. These interesting restaurants can offer you variety of foods: bubble tea, grilled or seafood and cool beer. With one of Vietnam Popular Destinations like this place, their costs only $1 or 2$. If you are tired of eating, you can take a walk along to see the night market with full of lights and glamour.
We strongly recommend to the tourists that you should go at least three or four stalls to compare the prices, and see how cheap you can bargain the goods down to. It is usually twice or three times expensive than an acceptable price. Another tip is going to the market before 8Am for “morning price” that is little lower than usual for the same item.
After all, for all tourists who are going to district 1 in Saigon, the Ben Thanh Market is a place you should visit for the most authentic Vietnam dishes as well as souvenir. Do not miss one of Vietnam Popular Destinations like this place when you have a chance to visit here. We are waiting and hope you will have an amazing trip in our Country.From Vietnamese Food Team.