The country of Vietnam is known to tourists for many attractive and attractive places. Especially, Hanoi tourism and Saigon tourism are the most chosen destinations by tourists. If Dong Xuan market is considered a cultural beauty of Hanoi people, then Ben Thanh market is a unique feature in Saigon. Let's understand Ben Thanh market through the article below!
Ben Thanh Market dates back to the time when the French invaded Gia Dinh. Initially, the market located on the Ben Nghe River was a place for visitors and officials to enter the citadel. Since then, the market here is called Ben Thanh market.
In the early days, Ben Thanh market was built with bricks, wooden slopes, and thatched roofs. Before the French invaded Gia Dinh, Ben Thanh market was the most crowded place. Next to the market along the Ben Nghe River are commercial boats crammed, creating a floating city on the water.
When the French invaded Gia Dinh citadel, Vietnamese soldiers burned down the city and the whole Ben Thanh market. In 1860, the French rebuilt Ben Thanh market at the same place, the market was built with brick columns, wooden slopes and roofed with leaves. In 1870, the market burned down one compartment, had to be built with brick columns, iron ribs, tile roofs with 5 stalls selling goods.
By 1911, this place became old and fragile, so it had to be demolished. The French also chose a place to build a new market to serve the increasing needs of people, which is a location near My Tho train station, ie Ben Thanh market today.
Ben Thanh Market is located between Phan Boi Chau Street, Phan Chu Trinh Street, Le Thanh Ton Street, Quach Thi Trang Square in Ben Thanh Ward. Ben Thanh Market has an area of 13.056 m2. This place mainly exchanges and buys and sells all kinds of items such as fabrics, clothes, shoes, handicrafts, and foods.
When visitors come to visit Ben Thanh market, they will be immediately impressed by the sturdy and spacious gate design. The most prominent symbol is the image of the clock at the south gate of the market like the Big Ben clock in London.
Ben Thanh Market owns an area of more than 13.000 m2. This place is a place to shop for items such as fashion, handicrafts, foods, fruit, fresh flowers... There are also stalls with snacks and Southern typical dishes. .
Visiting, visitors will have the opportunity to experience rich and diverse cuisine at Ben Thanh market. In which, it is necessary to mention Saigon tea, which is famous for its tea stalls of all kinds, colors and flavors that will surely bring unforgettable experiences to visitors. Especially at Gate 7 of the market, there is an heirloom tea shop specializing in delicious Southern tea dishes.
Not only that, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy delicious dishes such as vermicelli, broken rice, rib rice, salads, seven-color sticky rice... The snacks are extremely attractive such as Hue banh beo, mixed rice paper, etc. dough cakes, snail dishes…
Ben Thanh Market has become a symbol of Saigon, through the flow of time, this market has become a historical witness that has witnessed many changes and ups and downs of the city. This place is considered the economic face of development, the intersection between old and modern Saigon.
Ben Thanh Market is considered attractive and bustling when night comes. At night, at the market, there are many trade and sightseeing activities of many tourists, local people after working tired will come to the market to buy items for the family, come here to catch their breath. of Ben Thanh market.
At night, Ben Thanh market becomes more beautiful with the shimmering and sparkling colors of the lights along with the lively laughter of people. Going to the market is also a way to relieve stress and fatigue after tired working hours.
However, when visiting Ben Thanh market, visitors need to pay attention to preserve and protect their personal property to avoid theft because the market is crowded with people, there is a situation of pickpockets.
In short, Ben Thanh market has become an impressive destination not to be missed by tourists when visiting Ho Chi Minh City. Currently, along with the development of economy and society, Ben Thanh market is also being renewed to better serve the needs of consumers and visitors.
Front of Ben Thanh market
Ben Thanh Market - a destination not to be missed when traveling to Ho Chi Minh City
A corner in the market
Stalls with all kinds of products are sold in the market
Every day, Ben Thanh market attracts thousands of tourists to visit
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