Wednesday, September 11, 2019

VIETNAM ~ Ben Thanh Market - Ho Chi Minh City ~

... Great view of one Saigon's well known fascinating markets... one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and an important symbol of Ho Chi Minh City... easily  to recognize from far with a iconic sign, the clock tower...  located at the centre of the city, this Market is a famous destination for many local and foreign tourists from over the world...  seeking local handicrafts, textiles, áo dài (silk tunics) and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine... they have all one in common, crowded and bustling at all times, a true reflection of the local lifestyle and people... a tip from Jobbo!!👍... you should visit "26 Ly Tu Trong" instead where you have a much better shopping experience... all local Vietnamese brands in shops very tastefully furnished, with absolutely no need to haggle... will keep it in mind whenever going to Vietnam😀😉... Thanks a lot Jobbo!!【ツ】
Photo: Jethuynh
The market was formally established by the French colonial powers after taking over the Gia Định citadel in 1859. This market was destroyed by fire in 1870 and rebuilt to become Saigon's largest market. In 1912 the market was moved to a new building and called the New Bến Thành Market to distinguish over its predecessor. The building was renovated in 1985.

Ben Thanh Market has a total area of 13,056 m², with an average of 10,000 visitors per day coming here to go shopping and visit. The market has 1,446 stalls, 6,000 small businesses, 5 businesses, with four main doors and 12 doors in four directions.


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