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Best Shopping in Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City or commonly known as Saigon by the locals is probably the one place you have to visit if you’re in Vietnam. It is also the country’s largest city thus making it a mandatory tick on your places to visit list! Saigon is a place where you could see old traditional temples as well as futuristic skyscrapers, a lot awaits you at this city but there is one thing which stands on top of all, and that is shopping! Saigon is well known as a shopper’s paradise. If you’re on a budget looking for cool stuff, then this is the place for you!

In Saigon you have everything that a shopaholic would want, it is filled with world-class local fashion designers, lifestyles, and interiors, making it a treat for all shopping freaks. At Saigon, you have huge choices and a satisfying experience that could fulfill all the demanding fashion connoisseurs and will make them coming back for more.

It is very much possible that you could get lost in this overwhelming mazes of fashion and style that is why just to make things easy for you we thought to make an in-depth and insightful guide to shopping in Saigon where you could get see all the shopping hot spots and their working hours! If you’re a first-time visitor, then give this guide a good read as it can get you some best buys for the holiday season.

Below are the top 5 places that every shopper should crash into in Saigon.

Vincom Center

If you’re a mall person who’s into brands, then the luxurious Vincom Center is for you! Here you could get everything. Vincom is Ho Chi Minh City’s largest shopping mall that has over 250 shops which are spread out over two different buildings. If you’re looking for flagship shores that are international fashion houses like Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, and Hermes, then the Vincom Center A is the place for you which is a low rise attractive colonial building, just perfect for foreign shoppers.

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Location: Vincom Center, Vietnam.
Date: March 15, 2016.

Heading towards the Vincom center B, it basically covers the first two floors of a high-rise glass building that is just across the street from the original place. At the center B, you will find many sporting apparels, high street brands, and homeware. You could also find a decent food court in the basement that offers food across the world.

Address: (Vincom Center A) 171 Dong Khoi & (Vincom Center B) 72 Le Thanh Ton Street, Ho Chi Minh

City Tel: +84 83 936 9999

Opening Hours are from Daily 09:00 – 22:00

Ben Thanh Market

If you’re looking for a place that’s lit up during the day as well as the night, then the Ben Thanh Market is the place you should visit. It is Ho Chi Minh City’s central market which is a must see when you’re visiting Vietnam’s most boisterous and largest city.

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Location: Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh.
Date: March 5, 2013.

Head over in the morning to see locals shopping for freshly made things, you’ll also see tons of coffee traders that’ll be selling a dizzying collection of coffee beans. And if you’re a night person then this place will suit you just fine as a night market sets up alongside the main hall that sells apparel, clothing, and souvenirs until 12 a.m midnight! You could also check out interesting street food stalls while night shopping at the Ben Thanh Market.

Location: Ben Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City

Opening Hours: Daily 6:00 –24:00

Saigon Square

If you’re a bargain hunter, then the Saigon Square is perfect for you! It is a two-story wholesale fashion mall which offers the best prices that you’ll find in Ho Chi Minh City. It is a shoppers paradise for people who are who are shopping with a tight wallet. There are seemingly endless aisles of small stalls that sell men’s and women’s apparel, t-shirts, handbags, shoes, swimwear, jewelry, textiles, and luggage. Be ready to bargain because you’ll see the price that’ll be slightly inflated. That is why you should never accept the initial bid. And that’s not all; you’ll also see many stalls that are selling similar things so there’s a chance you could get your desired thing in half the price all you need to do is browse around the shopping mall before finally settling for an asking price that you’re okay with.

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Location: Saigon Square.
Date: April 20, 2015.

Address: 77 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Opening Hours are from Daily 08:00 – 22:00

Diamond Plaza

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Location: Diamond Plaza.
Date: June 7, 2014.

Don’t go for the name as this place doesn’t sell diamonds but it does sell everything else. Diamond Plaza is basically a department store located in District 1 that is surrounded by most of Ho Chi Minh’s famous attractions such as the April 30th Park and the Notre Dame Cathedral. The plaza is housed in a beautiful building. In the building, there are various floors dedicated to shoppers where you can buy men’s and women’s clothing, sports goods and homeware. And after you’re done shopping, you could head to one of many entertainment and dining venues for you to enjoy. There are a couple of family-friendly activities in Diamond Plaza that includes a cinema and bowling.

Address: 34 Le Duan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: +84 83 825 7750

Opening Hours are from Daily 09:30 – 22:30

Bin Tay Market (Cholon Chinatown Market)

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Location: Binh Tay Market.
Date: May 20, 2015.

Binh Tay Market which is also known as Cholon can be found at the edge of Saigon’s District 5. If you’re an explorer who wants to experience the local Buddhist culture, then this is the place for you. The market offers opulent Chinese architecture, a vibrant atmosphere as well as an attractive assortment of lacquerware, handicrafts, textiles and freshly made products. And the best of all, Bin Tay Market also has a place for foodies where you could treat yourself with yummy local treats such as banh bao which basically is a steamed bun with pork filling, Vietnamese noodles, and Chinese sausages.

Address: 57 Thap Muoi, District 6, Saigon city

Opening Hours are from Daily 07:00 – 18:00

 

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