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    Top 6 best Saigon shopping destinations

    If you have ever visited Saigon ( Ho Chi Minh city ) once, you will see this city as a shopping paradise. Everything from handicrafts to imitation brand name clothes and fashion accessories are available at a fraction of what it would cost overseas. New shopping malls are springing up all over downtown Saigon, help you to find anything you want with the various types and best price. It is truly said that shopping is one of the highlights of this fascinating city. Today we will introduce you top 6 best places to shop in this shopping paradise.

    1. Ben Thanh Market

    You know, Ben Thanh Market is the most famous place to shop in Saigon ( Ho Chi Minh city) to buy local handicrafts, branded  goods , souvernirs and others. You can see many beautiful clothes such as T-shirts, jeans, dress and also the Vietnam traditional clothes : ao dai. Besides, you can find eating stalls inside the market where you can get a taste of hawker – style Vietnamese foods .

    The market is big, difficult to navigate at times and certainly best avoided during the hottest part of the day but the same its well worth a look. It attracts not only Vietnamese people but also foreigners visitors At night, restaurants  around the perimeter of the market open their doors creating a vibrant street side scene filling the air with the scents of work-fried noodles, barbecued fish and meats.

    2. Binh Tay market

    Binh Tay is the centre market of Cho Lon – the Chinese district in Saigon is one of the nicest places to take a walk in the entire city. The market is sectional so one corner is where you will find household items and another will be home of make up and beauty products. Binh Tay market is busy, crowded and quite mesy with small aisles selling all manner of goods.

    When you get tired from your walk, you can find the peaceful garden to take a rest or some delicious dishes from food courts here.

    3. Saigon Square

    A wholesale market with some of the best prices in Ho Chi Minh, anyone looking for great bargains should make Saigon Square their first stop. Small stalls are densely packed into this warehouse like space, with products stacked high and sold cheap. T-shirts, shoes, swimwear, luggage, jewellery and textiles are all found in abundance here.

    Even though it’s always bustling with shoppers, Saigon Square is air conditioned and under cover so it is far more pleasant than shopping in the nearby Ben Thanh Market and it’s generally accepted that prices are far better here.

    hops and stalls in Saigon Square are seemingly placed haphazardly around the mall so the best thing to do is just stroll along the aisles looking for something that takes your fancy. Bargaining is expected here and as it is so close to the tourist heart of Ho Chi Minh, prices are initially inflated

     4. An Đông Market

    An Đông Market is a big and modern shopping mall that sells clothes, jewelery, accessories and furniture’s but on the top floor there are many crafts stalls, making this one of the best places in Saigon to buy goods. One of this market’s disadvantage is that It is located outside the city centre, you have to drive or take a bus , taxi to get there. But at least, the vendors here are very friendly and less aggressive than those of other market in Saigon.

     5. Tax trade center

    Tax trade center is the longest lasting shopping centre in Ho Chi Minh city with over 100 years in operation and it provides everything you are looking for.

    From clothes, cosmetics, luggage, groceries to jewelry as well as reasonably priced electronics and cameras – this place has something for everyone.

    Comparatively to Ben Thanh market, customers can haggle the prices down in some instances. Whether you are buying souvenirs for friends back home or just taking a browse, the options are endless here.

    6. Vincom Center

    The last place is Vincom center which was completed in 2010 but it has quickly become one of the biggest shopping mails in Ho Chi Minh city.  The building is very big with many floors all covered with glass and is a shopping heaven for fashion lovers  who are always looking for the lastest trends of brand names ( Mango, Zara, Louis Vuiton…) It also has many well – known brands for others such as jewery, make-up products or shoes…

    As much as other shopping centre, Vincom boasts itself for having the biggest and most modern game center in Ho Chi Minh city. Besides shopping, you should experience many new exciting games, especially car racing or air hockey. You are also welcome to enjoy the beautiful architecture beside yummy food
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