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Shopping in Saigon

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When you think of shopping, do you think of bustling markets or fancy shopping malls? Piles of US$3 Ralph Lauren polo shirts or the hundred dollar custom tailored suit? In reality, shopping in Saigon is all this and more.

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Any mention of shopping in Saigon and Ben Thanh market is always at the top of the list. One of Saigon's most famous landmarks, today the market it is mainly for tourist consumption, every souvenir you can think of and then some. Trinkets, t-shirts, hats, coffee, coffee filters, tea, shoes, purses, snacks, fresh fruit, lanterns, lacquerware, art, dodgy electronics, toys, jewellery, nodding golden cats and bags, so you can haul all your purchases home. In the day shopping is inside the building, while in the evening the area outside becomes a night market. Put your bargaining skills to work and beware, beware, beware of pickpockets here or at any shopping ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,500 words.)

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