Ben Thanh Market
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  • Ho Chi Minh City: War Remnants Museum & Ben Thanh Market

    1. Ho Chi Minh City: War Remnants Museum & Ben Thanh Market

    Start your day with pick-up from your hotel. Choose to travel in either a VIP limousine or a luxury car. Journey to Independence Palace, which was built on the site of the former Norodom Palace. View the tank that famously crashed through the palace gates in 1975.  Admire fascinating sights from the French colonial period, such as the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and the historic Saigon Central Post Office. Visit the War Remnants Museum, which displays a large collection of artifacts from the Indochina wars. You'll also get to enjoy lunch with sticky rice at Bui Sai Gon Restaurant. End your tour by travelling to the Bến Thành Market, the largest market in the center of the city and one of the earliest surviving structures. Explore the stalls and see what the locals have for sale.

    We enjoyed the tour very much. Tour guide Lee was excellent and was very accommodating! He even offered extra stops.

  • Ho Chi Minh: Historical Private Scooter Tour

    2. Ho Chi Minh: Historical Private Scooter Tour

    After hotel pick-up, try Vietnamese coconut coffee while discussing program itinerary with your guide. After this, arrive at the War Remnants Museum to learn about the history of the American War. From there, continue the tour by visiting the Independence Palace and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. Here, you can learn more about the different and vast history of Vietnam. Next, stop at the Central Post Office which is a captivating French colonial building. Then, it’s time to have a lovely lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, explore the beautiful and famous Ben Thanh market. Finally, visit the Artinus 3D Art Museum where you will explore art in 3D and take wonderful pictures together with the team. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel by your biker guide.

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels and City Tour in 1 Day

    3. Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels and City Tour in 1 Day

    Starting with a pickup from your hotel in District 1 or District 3 in Ho Chi Minh City or from the convenient meeting point, depart Saigon as you drive through the pleasant countryside before arriving at the Cu Chi Tunnels. Before entering the tunnels, watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed then spend the next hour exploring the underground maze. Also on display are various traps, the remains of an American tank, and numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers. You’ll then return to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving at approximately 1 PM to enjoy a lunch of beef or chicken noodles before embarking on your Ho Chi Minh City tour. Start by admiring the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, built between 1863 and 1880 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped...

  • Saigon Street Food: 3.5-Hour Evening Tour

    4. Saigon Street Food: 3.5-Hour Evening Tour

    Your small group (maximum 12 Passengers) Saigon food tour kicks off with some authentic local appetizers such as chao muc (a dry squid porridge) and xa xui (Cantonese barbecued pork). Learn how Chinese food has been integrated into Vietnamese cuisine as you inhale the spicy flavors of the street stalls and watch local life unfold before your eyes in the heart of Saigon. Your immersion into local life continues as you make your way to the corner of Nguyen Cong Tru and Calmette for a unique street food called banh bo banh tieu, which recalls memories of many Saigonese childhoods. It wouldn’t be a true local experience without enjoying coffee the way Saigonese coffee aficionados do on a daily basis. Head to a popular local hem of Saigon to enjoy a cup. Experience the local style of taking your coffee and feel right at home. Next up is another one of the city’s iconic street food dishes: h...

    Dean was fantastic. He kept the group talking, encouraged questions and shared a lot of knowledge!

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Guided Half-Day Tour

    5. Ho Chi Minh City: Guided Half-Day Tour

    Explore Ho Chi Minh City on a guided half-day tour and discover the most interesting cultural sights in town. After being picked up from your hotel or the central meeting point, kick things off with a visit to the Reunification Palace, a beautifully preserved building that was once home to the President of the Republic of Vietnam. Next, stop off at the War Remnants Museum and explore a vast array of artifacts and photographs documenting the second Indochina war. Afterwards, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon and Saigon Central Post Office. Erected towards the end of the 18th century, the old post office is one of the finest examples of classical French colonial architecture. Continue on to Jade Emperor Pagoda, an ancient temple built in the Chinese mode replete with bright decorative motifs. To finish things off, visit a local market where you can practice your haggling skills w...

    It was very informative, eye opening and educational. The spots you went to varied and you could try good street food too.

  • Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

    6. Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

    The driver will pick up you at Phu My port in Vung Tau at 07:00, then transfer you to Saigon to visit a nice colonial center with broad promenades, squares, French-influenced buildings, temples and pagodas that should not be missed. Stops are inclusive of Reunification Palace, War Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Notre Dame Cathedral. Have lunch at the good restaurant. Then you will stop to visit bustling Chinatown and Ben Thanh Market.   At 15:00 you will be transferred back to the port, and then at 17:00 you will arrive at the port.  

  • Cu Chi Tunnels and Saigon City Private Tour

    7. Cu Chi Tunnels and Saigon City Private Tour

    Get picked up from Saigon by your guide. Drive to Cu Chi and enjoy the views of the agricultural and jungle scenery on the way. Arrive at Cu Chi and watch a short documentary film about Cu Chi during the war. Discover the incredible network of tunnels which were dug out by hand. Crawl through the narrow tunnels. Learn about the history and weapons used during the war. Then taste the main dish eaten by locals during wartime, boiled tapioca with hot pandan tea. Head back to Saigon and visit the War Remnants Museum to learn more about the American war in Vietnam. Or take the option to stop at the Reunification Palace, a landmark in Saigon for its history and architecture values. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Central Post Office to admire the delicate French colonial architecture. Stop at the Jade Emperor (King of Heaven) Pagoda, a spiritual place where local Vietnamese and Chinese ...

  • Ho Chi Minh: Half Day War History and Museum Tour

    8. Ho Chi Minh: Half Day War History and Museum Tour

    After pickup from your hotel, hop on a scooter or motorcycle with a your skilled driver and guide. Your first stop will be at the Saigon Notre Dame Basilica and Saigon Central Post Office, which are located across the street from one another. The next highlight on the tour is a visit to the War Remnants Museum where you will gain a better understanding of the painful Vietnam War history from the local perspective. Throughout the museum tour, your guide will share with you the stories of some of the survivors. After the museum, your next stop will be at the Jade Emperor Pagoda where you can learn a little about the religious heritage of the city. Then you'll proceed to the famous local Ben Thanh Market where you'll have time to shop and purchase some local food if you wish. After the break at the market, you'll continue your tour and explore the artistic side of the city with a stop at...

  • Private Saigon City Tour with Car Pick-Up from Phu My Port

    9. Private Saigon City Tour with Car Pick-Up from Phu My Port

    On this tour of Saigon visit some of the cities notable landmarks in a comfortable air-conditioned van. First, visit the Ben Thanh market. This market was built in 1914, and also the first must-see attraction for tourist to take many lively pictures of local market activities. You can find out many things in the market including kitchen equipment, souvenirs, garments, foods, fruits, and more. Explore the bustling market and see the vast number of goods the market has to offer. After the market head to the Saigon Notre Dame Basilica. This beautiful basilica was designed in the 1870s by a French architect J.Bourad and demonstrates neo-Romanesque architecture with materials imported from France. It is also called as “Saigon church” or “Virgin Mary church” and a favorite place for local couples to take pre-wedding photo shot. Your tour of the famous landmarks of the city will continue with ...

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Private Guided Sightseeing & History Tour

    10. Ho Chi Minh City: Private Guided Sightseeing & History Tour

    Your tour begins with hotel pick-up at 08:00AM by luxury air-conditioned vehicle, from here you will start your Ho Chi Minh half-day tour. Experience the city of Ho Chi Minh like never before, taking the day to explore the city's history, culture, and traditions as you tour around some of its most famed sites, markets, restaurants, and pagodas. Visit the Reunification Palace, being able to listen to your guide's interesting historical knowledge about the structure that was formerly the South Vietnamese President's residence prior to the end of the war in 1975. You will then get the chance to witness the French influence through the French colonial architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. Following this, you will head over to the War Remnants Museum, where you can see the vast exhibits regarding the American-Vietnamese War. Next, enjoy a cycle ride to the Ben...

    It was a great tour, with a very friendly and knowledgable guide. We were lucky because we were the only two people booked for the day. That meant that we could stay as long or as short as we wanted at any particular sight. The hour-long cyclo bike ride through Chinatown and the Ho Thi Ky flower market was a great start. It's amazing how the cyclo drivers can maneuver around the rest of the crazy Saigon traffic! Next was a visit to the oldest Buddhist temple in Saigon. Watching the monks chant before eating their meal was a surreal experience. Every stop on the tour was an interesting part of the day. The guide answered every question that we had. This tour is a great value and definitely worth the money!

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What people are saying about Ben Thanh Market

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 122 reviews

It was a great tour, with a very friendly and knowledgable guide. We were lucky because we were the only two people booked for the day. That meant that we could stay as long or as short as we wanted at any particular sight. The hour-long cyclo bike ride through Chinatown and the Ho Thi Ky flower market was a great start. It's amazing how the cyclo drivers can maneuver around the rest of the crazy Saigon traffic! Next was a visit to the oldest Buddhist temple in Saigon. Watching the monks chant before eating their meal was a surreal experience. Every stop on the tour was an interesting part of the day. The guide answered every question that we had. This tour is a great value and definitely worth the money!

It was very informative, eye opening and educational. The spots you went to varied and you could try good street food too.

A lovely company and tour! We strongly recommend making use of them. We had a lovely general overview of Ho Chi Minh city.

Dean was fantastic. He kept the group talking, encouraged questions and shared a lot of knowledge!

Thong was a great guide! very informative~ we learned a lot about Vietnam and her people.