Shopping in Ho Chi Minh

Shopping at Ben Thanh Market in District 1. Must bargain.

Shopping at Ben Thanh Market in District 1. Must bargain.

Greeting cards in 3D sold on side walks

Greeting cards in 3D sold on side walks


Birds made from foam

Birds made from foam

As China labor becomes more expensive, many of the manufacturing plants have shifted to Vietnam, and you can find reasonably priced clothing, pants, bags, jackets, shoes at the Ben Thanh market. Other gift items at Ben Thanh include coffee beans, cashew nuts, dried longan, seasonal fruits such as custard apple, mangoes, pomelos, dragon fruit.

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Sailing boats

Sailing boats

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Lacquer Boxes

Lacquer Boxes

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Those desiring more high-end gifts: Paintings and pottery.

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