Best Places to Go Shopping in Saigon

Shopping in Saigon where there are tons of things to buy is a favorite of many tourists to the city. The city has abundant markets, shopping malls, shopping areas and streets. Whether you would like to buy souvenirs or clothes, you can find them easily at the following 8 Best places to go shopping in Saigon.

1. Ben Thanh market

Ben Thanh Market In Saigon Tracy

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Address: Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, HCMC.

Opening hours: 5:00 – 23:00.

Plus:

  • Ben Thanh market is famous for its rich history and architecture.
  • It’s conveniently located at the center of the city.
  • A wide range of goods for your choice: clothes, shoes, bags, watches, jewelry, dried foods, tea, coffee, souvenirs, foods…
  • Vendors can speak English well.

Minus:

  • You have to bargain by discounting the price told by trader 50%.
  • Always crowded with foreign visitors.

2. Tan Dinh market

Tan Dinh Market In Saigon

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Address: 1 Nguyen Huu Cau Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, HCMC.

Opening hours: 6:00 – 20:00.

Plus:

  • The local market where you can see how locals buy and sell everything from foods, lively animals, fruits to clothes, materials, commodities.
  • Special for materials, especially materials to making Ao Dai.
  • Prices of materials are marked so that you don’t have to bargain.
  • Vendors are friendlier.
  • It’s about 3 km far from the center of Saigon, you can take a taxi there between 10-15 minutes.
  • The security guards work well so that you are safe to walk in the market.

Minus:

  • Vendors couldn’t speak English well.

3. An Dong market

An Dong Market In Saigon Tracy

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Address: 34-36 An Duong Vuong Street, District 5, HCMC.

Opening hours: 7:00 – 18:00.

Plus:

  • The wholesale market where most of the vendors sell clothes, materials, shoes and fashion accessories.
  • The quality of the items is good.
  • It’s about 4 km far from the center of Saigon, you can take a taxi there between 10-15 minutes.

Minus:

  • Vendors couldn’t speak English well.
  • The prices are higher in comparison to Tan Binh market.
  • You have to bargain, but not much.

4. Tan Binh market

Tan Binh Market In Saigon

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Address: 172-174M Ly Thuong Kiet street, District Tan Binh, HCMC.

Opening hours: 7:00 – 17:30.

Plus:

  • The wholesale market where most of the vendors sell clothes, materials, shoes and fashion accessories.
  • The prices are lower in comparison to Ben Thanh market and An Dong.

Minus:

  • Vendors couldn’t speak English well.
  • It’s about 6 km far from the center of Saigon, you can take a taxi there for about 20 minutes.
  • You have to bargain, but not much.

5. Saigon Square 1, Saigon Square 2

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Address:

Saigon Square 1 at 81 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1, HCMC.

Opening hours: 9:00 – 21:00.

Plus:

  • Located in the center of Saigon.
  • A wide range of clothes, materials, shoes and fashion accessories.
  • The prices are reasonable if you know how to bargain.
  • Quality is good but you have to choose high-quality items.
  • Vendors speak English well.

Minus:

  • You have to bargain, but not much.

6. Diamond Plaza

6. Diamond Plaza

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Address: 34 Le Duan street, District 1, HCMC.

Opening hours: 9:30 – 22:00.

Plus:

  • Located near Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Convenient shopping center with famous brands.
  • Vendors speak English well.
  • You don’t have to bargain because the price is fixed.

Minus:

  • Price is higher than items at market.

7. Vincomn Center

7. Vincomn Center

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Address: 70-72 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, HCMC.

Opening hours: 9:30 – 22:00.

Plus:

  • Located in the city center.
  • Convenient shopping center with famous brands.
  • Vendors speak English well.
  • You don’t have to bargain because the price is fixed.

Minus:

  • Price is higher than items at the market.

8. Nguyen Trai Street

Nguyen Trai Fashion Street Tracy

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 Plus:

  • The long street is lined with fashion shops which sell from expensive to cheap items.
  • The street is busiest at night and it’s worth a visit to see the crowded street with shoppers.

Minus:

  • You have to bargain.
  • Vendors couldn’t speak English well.

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