Known for being walkable and economical, the Ben Thanh Market neighborhood offers many convenient options for restaurants and bars. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the parks, while others visit for the local opera. Ben Thanh Market's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Ho Chi Minh City area.
Sightseeing around Ben Thanh Market
The museums and opera houses provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and cathedrals offer insight into local lore. Study the collections at Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, or War Remnants Museum. Attractions like Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre, Opera House, and Ton Duc Thang Museum can be part of your cultural tour. Mariamman Temple, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, and Ho Chi Minh City Notre Dame Cathedral are monuments worth a look. Notable landmarks include Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City Hall Square, and Notre Dame Square. Hours of family fun are waiting at Saigon Skydeck, Saigon Culinary Arts Centre, and Saigon Zoo and Botanic Garden.
Popular activities in the area include shopping, taking a tour, and being pampered at a spa. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Tao Dan Park, September 23 Park, and 30-4 Park. For retail therapy, consider Ben Thanh Market, Zen Plaza, and Saigon Square, and seek out the perfect souvenir. Saigon Tax Trade Center, Parkson Plaza, or Vincom Center Shopping Mall will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
Why not visit Diamond Plaza, Xa Loi Pagoda, and Bach Dang Wharf while you're here? Nha Rong Wharf, Duc Minh Private Museum, and Southern Vietnam Women Museum are other top spots to see.
Getting around Ben Thanh Market
Learn about your options for water transportation at the marina.
Ben Thanh Market is 3.6 miles (5.8 km) from the airport in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN-Tan Son Nhat Intl.).