Shopping Tour, Saigon/HoChiMinh City

Shopping Tour, Saigon/HoChiMinh City
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Saigon/HoChiMinh City Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Saigon/HoChiMinh City Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Ho Chi Minh City is a paradise for shoppers, as it offers a great variety of handicrafts, embroidery, and lacquer-ware. There are several streets in Saigon that are especially famous for their shopping venues. This self-guided tour will lead you to the best shops, shopping streets and markets of Ho Chi Minh City.

Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Vietnam » Saigon/HoChiMinh City (See other walking tours in Saigon/HoChiMinh City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: vickyc
Dong Khoi Street

1) Dong Khoi Street (must see)

The Dong Khoi Street is one of the busiest roads in Ho Chi Minh City. It was immortalized in the novel, The Quiet American, by the British author, Graham Greene, which later became a popular Hollywood movie.

The Dong Khoi Street extends between the Nguen Du Street and Ton Duc Thang Street. It was called the Rue Catinat, under the French Rule, and is flanked by many elegant French colonial style buildings. The name was changed to Freedom Street or Tu Do Street during the short lived rule of...   view more
Celadon Green

2) Celadon Green

In Celadon Green, you will find a large assortment of beautiful handicrafts. Lacquer items, boxes, vases and rosewood bowls fill the store, offering very interesting options for gifts and souvenirs. While there are several shops that sell handicrafts, Celadon Green has one of the best collections in the...   view more
MG Decoration

3) MG Decoration

MG Decoration is a cotton specialty store in Ho Chi Minh City. It is rather expensive compared to neighboring shops, but offers absolutely unique cotton items. You will see embroidered cotton and linen sheets, pillowcases, napkins, baby clothes and decorated T-shirts. If you are looking for quality cotton goods for your stay in Saigon, be sure to visit MG...   view more
Thanh Thuy, Children's Boutique

4) Thanh Thuy, Children's Boutique

Thanh Thuy, Children's Boutique is a local favorite. The store offers tons of embroidered items for kids, including unique clothing, linens, bibs, and pillow cases, all for very moderate prices. There are clothes and accessories for children of all ages. If you are looking for a unique gift or souvenir for you little one, be sure to check out this boutique for that special...   view more
Cho Ben Thanh Market

5) Cho Ben Thanh Market (must see)

The Cho Ben Thanh Market is the most vibrant among marketplaces in Ho Chi Minh City. The shops sell a range of merchandise including clothing, leather goods, household items and livestock.

The Cho Ben Than Market is one of the oldest surviving structures in Ho Chi Minh City. It was first an informal market, created by a gathering of traders near the Saigon River. A formal market, built by the French in 1870, was burned by a fire, and the present structure was built in 1912 as the Les Halles...   view more


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