Saigon Square – one of the landmark markets of Ho Chi Minh City
Last Update: 25th October 2020
Saigon Square, one of the largest indoor market in Ho Chi Minh City is rich in various goods. The white building accommodates tens of Vietnamese items to explore. The square is just located around 3 minutes walk from Ben Thanh Market, the largest indoor across Vietnam.
Saigon Square Fast Facts
- Name: Saigon Square
- Address: 81 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City
- Things to do there: Photography, Shopping
- Who visits: Photographers, Shopping Lovers
- Time required: 1 – 2 x hours
Saigon Square offers various levels of goods, meeting different needs of different customers. You’ll find items made by local producers, such as Clumpler bag, and international brands, including Gucci, Ray Ban, and Nike.
Clothing at all ages can be found at the square as well. Most of the clothes is for summer because of the weather and climate in Ho Chi Minh City. You may be surprised when you see cheap copies of some international outdoor clothing brands. However, the quality is acceptable while the pricing is reasonable. In addition, you can bargain what you are interested to get at a price which is at least 30 % discount off the original one. If the vendor doesn’t agree, you can just leave.
Of course, vendors at the square also sell Vietnamese specialties, including Vietnamese coffee, Ao Dai, perfume and slippers. If you love collections, the local handicrafts at the square may offer some items you show strong interest in. If you don’t love shopping there, it is also good to walk around the square to get a little acquainted with local life and culture. But it is not suggested to walk for more than 50 minutes there as it could be very hot when you stay at the square longer than 30 minutes.
The best time to visit Saigon Square is in the morning as it is not so hot.
The best months to visit are from March to November.The best time to visit Saigon Square is in the morning as it is not so hot.
The best months to visit are from March to November.
How to get to the Saigon Square
As it is close to Ben Thanh Market, you can take Bus 54, 39, 102 or Bus 152 to the Stop of Ben Thanh Market and walk to the square. Alternatively, you can just rent a vehicle to the square.
- Opening hours: 09:00 – 21:00
- As at 17th January 2020, tourists can visit the square for free.