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Ben Thanh Street Food Market

If the best way to know a place is through its food, then there’s no better way to experience Vietnam than indulging in local delicacies served in Ho Chi Minh City’s iconic food destination -- Ben Thanh Street Food Market.

Ben Thanh Street Food Market is a trendy food hall that’s visited by both locals and tourists — the inviting aroma from various food stalls is simply irresistible. This famous dining option in central Ho Chi Minh City serves mouthwatering Vietnamese Lao dishes such as pork kebabs, vegetarian baguettes, strong-flavoured noodles, beef wrapped in vegetables, and of course, the famous pho. Pleasant and comfortable, Ben Thanh Street Food Market is a great place to unwind and relax with your family and friends.



Ben Thanh Street Food Market is located at Thu Khoa Huan Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.


Opening Days and Hours

The food market is open daily from 9:00 to 23:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance is free.


How to Get There

  • Fly to Ho Chi Minh City via AirAsia, Philippine Airlines, Korean Airlines, and Thai Airlines.
  • From the airport, board a taxi or a shuttle to the city centre.
  • From the city centre, charter a mototaxi or a taxi to Ben Thanh Street Food Market.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Families with kids
  • Groups of friends


Time to Spend

Average time spent in this attraction is 2 to 3 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Best time to visit the food market is after 17:00.




Ben Thanh Street Food Market has various stores serving different Vietnamese street food like Pho, barbecue, bun thit nuong, Thit bu nuong, bao buns, and banh mi, and bun cha.


Nearby Attractions

  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Saigon Skydeck
  • Independence Palace
  • Saigon Notre Dame Basilica



Accommodations can be availed from nearby hotels and inns such as K Central Hotel, Liberty Central Saigon, Sanouva Saigon Hotel, Milky Way Hotel, Sunrise Central Hotel, Saigon Pink 2 Hotel, and Vien Dong Hotel. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 150.


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