Ben Thanh Market (Vietnamese: Chợ Bến Thành) is a large marketplace in central Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in District 1. The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and an important symbol of Hồ Chí Minh City, popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, “ao dai” and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.
The market developed from informal markets created by early 17th century street vendors gathering together near the Saigon River. The market was formally established by the French colonial powers after taking over the Gia Định citadel in 1859 . This market was destroyed by fire in 1870 and rebuilt to become Saigon’s largest market. In 1912 the market was moved to a new building and called the New Bến Thành Market to distinguish over its predecessor. The building was renovated in 1985.
Apart from being a major hub for the network of city buses serving Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Thanh Market is a hub for several lines of the planned Ho Chi Minh Metro; Line 1, under construction, will connect Bến Thành with Suoi Tien Park and Long Binh in District 9. Other lines will connect Bến Thành with Tham Luong in District 12, and with Cho Lon and Binh Tan District.
About Le Duy Hotel
Le Duy Hotel nestled close to the heart of Saigon, and has been consistently rated one of the best city’s gems. With an experienced and dynamic team, we aim to capture the essence of our culture and simplify them into routines and moments to remember. We passionately hope that the richness of the Vietnamese culture and our unique lifestyle are things that every guest should experience wholeheartedly.
Our hotel in Saigon consists of 20 spacious suites. From furniture to fittings, every one of our suites combines the finest local character with an edgy twist, designed specifically to be as cozy as possible.
At Le Duy Hotel, exceeding your expectations is one of our top priority besides give you reasonable price tag. We would be delighted to host you on top of your journey to have an adventure in the true Vietnam.
Contact Le Duy Hotel
Address: 18-20 Nguyen Thi Nghia , District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone: (84-28) 3925 2090