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Cho Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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Cho Ben Chanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ben Thanh market has long been one of Saigon's most famous landmarks. The market has been in existence since the French occupation, developed from informal markets created by early 17th century street vendors gathering together near the Saigon River.

The market was formally established by the French colonial powers after taking over the Gia Dinh citadel in 1859, but was destroyed by fire in 1870 and rebuilt to become Saigon's (Ho Chi Minh City) largest market.

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Vietnamese:Chợ Bến Thành
Address:Bến Thành, (the intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai), District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
City:Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly named Saigon
Region:Southeast Vietnam
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Cho Ben Chanh Market

Cho Ben Chanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The market and surrounding streets make up one of the city’s liveliest areas.

Everything that’s commonly eaten, worn or used by the Saigonese is available here: vegetables, meats, spices, sweets, tobacco, clothing, hardware and so forth. There’s also a healthy selection of souvenir items.

Cho Ben Chanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cho Ben Chanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cho Ben Chanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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Driving Directions (Road Map): Notre Dame Cathedral to Cho Ben Chanh Market

From Notre Dame Cathedral (main attraction in Ho Chi Minh City) to Cho Ben Chanh Market.

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