Top 7 Shopping Places in Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh, as the largest city of Vietnam, attracts tourists from all over the world to travel here. In Ho Chi Minh city, there are a number of shopping sites offering a wealth of supplies. So, where to go shopping, which shopping places are recommended? Here, we list best 7 shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh for your reference, hence, you can have a good choice for your shopping during your Vietnam Tours.
1. Ben Thanh Market
The Ben Thanh Market is the largest indoor market in Vietnam and the most famous market in Ho Chi Minh City, with food, daily necessities and handicrafts all inclusive. The round square outside the market stands with a big clock, which is very eye-catching. There are a variety of souvenirs in the market, but the quality is uneven, and remember to bargain. The Ben Thanh Market is bustling with people coming and going. If you don't want to shop, many restaurants and food stalls inside and outside the market are worth visiting. The Vietnamese snacks sold here are not only authentic, but also inexpensive.
Location: Chợ Bến Thành, Lê Lợi, Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
How to get: Take the bus to Ho Chi Minh City Bus Center by bus No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 20, 18, 19, 27, 31, 34, 35, 36 , 38 and 50.
2. Pham Ngu Lao Street
Pham Ngu Lao Street is actually an area consisting of several roads including Pham Ngu Lao Street and the surrounding area, which is a paradise for backpackers. The midnight of Pham Ngu Lao Street is even more bustling. The shops on the old street are also the main shopping places in Ho Chi Minh City. There are many tourist crafts, which can be slowly visited and selected at night.
Just like Khao San Road in Bangkok, the backpacker base camp in Ho Chi Minh City is Pham Ngu Lao Street. Here, various grades of hotels and budget hostels are scattered all over the street, street-side shops, various travel agency agents, foreign currency exchange points, restaurants of various flavors, western restaurants, bars, coffee houses and local specialty stores are placed closely side by side.
Location: Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
How to get: Take the bus No. 03, 03B, 11, 26, 34, 36, 39, 45, 69, 72, 72B, 93, 96, 102, 102HP and get off at Công viên 23/9.
3. Parkson Saigon Plaza
Parkson Saigon Plaza, the first international department store in Ho Chi Minh City, is also the largest single department store in the city. It is a 6-storey large-scale integrated shopping mall with rich products, food street, supermarket, entertainment and leisure venues. It supplies more than 600 kinds of brands from all over the world, more than 10,000 kinds of goods. The first floor of Ho Chi Minh Parkson Plaza sells cosmetics and perfumes, the second and third floors sell men's and women's fashion products, and the fourth floor sells household goods and dining places. Ho Chi Minh Parkson Plaza is a great place for customers to buy mid-range and high-end products.
Location: Lê Thánh Tôn, Bến Nghé, Thành phố，Hồ Chí Minh
How to get: about a 15-minute walk from the red church
4. Diamond Plaza
Diamond Plaza is one of the senior shopping centers in Ho Chi Minh City with an international scale. It is the largest comprehensive shopping mall in Ho Chi Minh City, located north of Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. The plaza is divided into four floors and there are many international famous brand clothing, handbags and cosmetics stores, including Dunhill, Ferragamo, Gucci, ontblanc, Cartier, CK, Miss Sixty and other brands, as well as many brands from Vietnam and southeast Asia. The fourth floor of the diamond shopping centre also houses a cinema and bowling alley. For every major holiday such as Valentine's Day, Christmas, National Day, the mall will have beautiful decorations and activities.
Location: 34 Le Duan Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
How to get: Take Bus No. 36, No. 52 and get off at 4 Phạm Ngọc Thạch Station
5. An Dong Market
Located in the Chinatown, An Dong Market is a three-storey building and the largest wholesale market in southern Vietnam. Shop owners mostly speak Chinese, so it has become the first choice of shopping street for Chinese tourists, and a large number of Chinese tourists come to shopping every day. The market rich in goods, but the price is slightly lower than that of the Ben Thanh market. It mainly sells seafood, clothing, dried fruits, coffee and souvenirs, and also has some special ceramics and wood carvings for sale.
Location: Phường 9，Quận 5，Hồ Chí Minh
How to get: Take Bus No. 45 and No. 96 to get off at Đối diện 9 (An Đông plaza)
6. Saigon Night Market
The Saigon Night Market is located on the edge of the Ben Thanh Market and enjoy a good geographical location. Every evening, small traders put up tents and started to set up stalls with tricycles full of small commodities. Small vendors run their businesses in an orderly manner, selling a wide variety of goods, including souvenirs, clothes, bags, wood carvings and coffee. Visitors can enjoy a lot of local delicacies in the Saigon night market with inexpensive price, such as Vietnamese powder, fried spring rolls, egg noodles, stir-fried dishes, fried crabs and seafood dinner. Both locals and visitors to Saigon like to come here and experience the real life of the city.
Location: Ben Thanh Market, Le Loi, District 1
How to get: It is 2 minutes' walk from Pham Ngu Lao Street
7. Co-op Mart
Co-op Mart is arguably the most famous supermarket and convenience store in Vietnam. The supermarket is divided into two floors, one is a supermarket, and the second is mainly for clothing. Supermarkets have everything you need, such as daily necessities, fresh cooked food, a variety of snacks, drinks, fruits and more. However, the price of the goods here is all in Vietnamese, which may cause certain inconvenience when purchasing!
Location: 189C Cống Quỳnh，Nguyễn Cư Trinh，Hồ Chí Minh
How to get: Take the 43A bus and get off at Cống Quỳnh.