Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City

Vincom Mega Mall Thao Dien

The Vincom Mega Mall Thao Dien opened its doors at Christmas in 2015. This large 120,000 square metre retail outlet is the first of 25 across the country, planned by the Vincom Group. Spread over five floors it is part of the new massive Masteri complex; which promises to be something of a landmark for […]

Aeon Vietnam

Aeon Vietnam is the first Mall in Vietnam opened by The Japanese giant, GMS the leading retailer in Japan. It opened at the start of 2014, close to Tan Son Airport, in Tan Phu District and the opening certainly drew the crowds. So much so in fact, that queues started growing hours before the 10.00am opening […]

Vincom Center

The Vincom Center in Ho Chi Minh City has one of the best locations possible. Le Thanh Ton is the main road that brings traffic from both the Saigon and Thu Thiem Bridges into the centre of town. It runs right past the Ben Thanh Market and has excellent shops, restaurants and other retail outels […]

Parkson Paragon

The Parkson Paragon Shopping Centre is one of the largest and more modern in the whole of Saigon. It is to be found on 3 Nguyen Luong Bang in the Phu My Hung area of trendy district 7. Parkson have Malls all over the city, a new one opened in District 2 at the Cantavil condo […]

Saigon Square

Saigon Square is a Vietnamese style shopping arcade and something of an institution in Saigon. The individual concessions are packed in so tight it seems on first glimpse that there is nowhere to even walk. But somehow the customers get through the throngs of people and manage to find what they are looking for. It is something […]

Diamond Plaza

Diamond Plaza is right in the middle of town in a prime location . It is as much a part of the fabric of Ho Chi Minh Life as the Notre Dam Basilica which stands just over the road. This has to be one of the best addresses in the city. It really is quite a complex. […]

Crescent Mall, District 7

Crescent Mall is found in the Phu My Hung part of Ho Chi Minh City’s Distrit 7. Over the last few years District 7 on the outskirts of the city has grown to be one of the most popular and trendy parts of town. With up-market pubs and clubs and very smart housing unites, the […]

Binh Tay Market

Binh Tay Market is one of the old traditional Asian style markets in Ho Chi Minh City. Heading out of the city towards the South West you come into district 6, it is here that you will find Binh Tay Market. Originally it was in District 5 in Cho Lon, China Town. In fact, the […]

An Dong Market

An Dong Market is one of the few truly authentic markets left in the central districts of Ho Chi Minh City. Also known as the Craft Market, this three storey emporium in District Five’s Chinatown is the handicraft enthusiast’s dream. This is a no frills, locally ran old style shopping centre that is mainly based […]

Ben Thanh Market

Asian cities are famous for their markets, Saigon is no different and the biggest, best and most well known is Ben Thanh Market. Half way along Le Loi in the heart of district 1 is a large and very busy roundabout. Called Trung Tran Nguyen Han, it is named after a famous general and used […]

Cho Lon - Saigon’s Chinatown

Cholon, or Chinatown, is the Chinese community’s heart and soul in Saigon. Situated in District 5 on the western bank of the Saigon River, it has Binh Tay Market at it’s core. So large is this area that it actually spills over into District 6. The name Cholon is Vietnamese for big market, in Chinese […]