Where to go shopping in Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Thanh Market Saigon
Ben Thanh Market Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City was one of the most attractive shopping areas in the Global Shopper Index, compiled by Global Blue.

This ranking is based on 5 different categories including shops, affordable price, convenience, hotels, and public transport, culture and weather conditions. Ho Chi Minh City came 19th in the Global Shopper Index, just several points behind Osaka, Japan and ahead of Busan, Korea. Hong Kong topped as the greatest destination for international shoppers in Asia – Pacific region. So where to go shopping in Ho Chi Minh City?

Saigon Shopping
Saigon Shopping

You can discover why Ho Chi Minh city attracts such a huge travellers’ interest through this article. It shows the most wonderful shopping spots you should not miss when visiting this place. Shopaholics definitely find various products from affordable to luxurious. Many people ask where to go shopping in Ho Chi Minh City, well here are some suggestions. Ho Chi Minh City is truly a shopping paradise.

Where to Go Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City

1. Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market mainly opens for international travellers. It offers various handcrafts, clothes, fabric, shoes, etc.
This bazzard, selling a great deal of products and cuisines at nights, is much very busy and interesting. However, it is also famous for price-jacking. When going shopping there, you should find the exact price and the way to check products’ quality first. One principle for bargaining in Ben Thanh Market is lowering the price to one-third or one-fifth of the initial one.

Address: Ben Thanh Ward – District 1.

Ben Thanh Market
Ben Thanh Market

2. Saigon Square

Saigon Square lies within 5-minute walk from Ben Thanh Market. This is a great destination you should not ignore when shopping in Ho Chi Minh City. Locals here consider it as the mini shopping center.

Saigon Square
Saigon Square

Saigon Square is very famous for selling clothes, shoes, bags and normal goods. This place usually attracts a great deal of customers everyday, especially in the weekends.
You can easily find the most fashionable and seasonable clothes. However, it is best to check the price carefully. Some stores offer the double price, in comparison to the initial one.

Address: 7-9 Ton Duc Thang St, District 1 ; at the intersection of Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St and Le Loi St, District 1

3. Some shopping centers: Diamond plaza, Parkson, Vincom, Saigon Centre

These shopping centers are the most luxurious in Ho Chi Minh City. Apart from stores, you can take a rest in the food courts, and recreational areas inside the plazas.


Diamond plaza 34 Le Duan St, District 1;

Parkson, 35 Bis – 45, Le Thanh Ton St, District 1;

Vincom, 45A Ly Tu Trong St, District 1;

Saigon Centre, 65 Le Loi, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1…

Saigon Centre Shopping Mall
Saigon Centre Shopping Mall

4. Shopping street: Nguyen Trai, Hai Ba Trung, Le Van Sy

These streets keep the most number of fashion stores in Sai Gon. There are various shops from many famous brands in each of them. Just spending one night wandering in these places, you can definitely choose your best products.

Most stores in Nguyen Trai St and Hai Ba Trung St belong to the luxurious brands and has the clear price range. They just offer the discounted price in the occasional days like Christmas, New Year, etc.

If you are seeking for the affordable clothes, Le Van Sy Street must be you best choice. So hopefully you questions about where to go shopping in Ho chi Minh City have been answered. Go on you desrve it!

If you are looking for other things to do or places to visit in Vietnam, check out this article.



  1. I’m new here and all i see are complete great articles. Now i have full understanding of where to go shopping next time. I just hope their products will be cheap and of high quality. Will surely come back to read more of your articles!

    • There are some many wonderful things to do in Ho chi Minh City (Saigon), if you are interested in clothes and fashion don’t forget to go down Le Van Si Sy, the famous fashion street ….. and don’t forget to try some Pho at Pho Phu Vuong 339 Lê Văn Sỹ one of our favorites.

  2. I would like to attest to your article that Ho Chi Minh is a must visit City for whoever is coming to Vietnam for tourism. I speak from experience!