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Ben Thanh Market
Centrally located, Ben Thanh and its surrounding streets comprise one of HCMC's liveliest areas. Everything that's commonly eaten, worn or used by the Saigonese is piled high, and souvenir items can be found in equal abundance. Vendors are determined and prices usually higher than elsewhere (restaurant stalls are reasonable), so bargain vigorously and ignore any 'Fixed Price' signs.