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HCM City plans to renovate Ben Thanh Market

HCM City's authorities are working on a project to renovate Ben Thanh Market, one of the city's oldest wholesale markets.

Digitalization at Saigon's oldest market

Many traders at HCM City's Ben Thanh Market have started to sell online as the number of customers has sharply decreased due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


With business slow, Ben Thanh Market wears deserted look

Despite Vietnam’s success in responding to the global coronavirus pandemic, the resulting economic slump has left many businesses dealing with significant challenges. 

Gloomy days at foreigners’ markets in Ho Chi Minh City

Markets and grocery stores in Ho Chi Minh City that target foreigners are struggling to stay afloat amid a dearth of customers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Travel website offers key reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Culture Trip, a leading travel website from the UK, has published an article outlining 11 reasons why tourists should visit Ho Chi Minh City.

Work on HCM City’s Metro Line No.2 to begin next year

Work on Ho Chi Minh City’s Metro Line No.2, connecting Ben Thanh Market and Tham Luong, will start in 2021, according to the city’s Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR).

HCM City speeds up construction of metro line No. 1

Two underground packages CP1a and CP1b of the metro line No. 1 project between Ben Thanh Market and Suoi Tien Tourist Park in Ho Chi Minh was connected with each other on February 17.

Hanoi and HCM City residents enjoy first day of 2020

Large quantities of local people have been out in force as they take to entertainment areas in order to enjoy a festive atmosphere on the first day of the New Year.

HCM City: Group wedding held for disabled people

A group wedding ceremony was organised for 50 couples with disabilities at Giac Ngo Pagoda in District 10 of Ho Chi Minh City on December 27.

Roundabout near Ben Thanh Market to become public square

The former Quach Thi Trang Roundabout in front of the landmark Ben Thanh Market in downtown HCMC, coupled with Le Loi Boulevard and Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, will undergo renovation and become a public square.


Red tape delays launch of HCM City metro line until 2021

Work on HCMC’s first metro line is now rescheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2021, compared with its recently revised deadline of 2020, due to delays in adjustment procedures.


HCM City traditional markets ready for Tet season

 VietNamNet Bridge – Wholesale and retail markets in HCM City are busier than ever with the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday only weeks away.

Rustic bistro serves up home comforts

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hidden down an alley in HCM City is a simple and unassuming Vietnamese eatery popular with locals and foreigners alike.

Sai Gon streets come to life in pop-up book

 VietNamNet Bridge – A typical tourist’s guidebook with plain pictures and information might not leave much of an impression, but paper pop-ups of the landmarks might tempt readers to visit the sites immediately.

HCM City metro lines blighted by costly incompetence

 VietNamNet Bridge – Managers of two metro lines under construction in HCM City have been questioned over their massive budget overruns.

Part of Tao Dan Park to be used for Saigon metro station

 VietNamNet Bridge – The authority of District 1 in HCMC said around 2,100 square meters of Tao Dan Park would be cleared to make room for a station of Metro Line No. 2 running from Thu Thiem New Urban Area in District 2 to Tay Ninh Coach Station.

Young architect devoted to heritage and history promotion

Trong Lee, a 32-year-old artist/architect born and raised in Phan Rang City in the south-central coast province of Ninh Thuan, has shown his devotion to the promotion of heritage, history and culture via artworks to the younger generation.

Zisha teapots carry a Vietnamese soul too

 VietNamNet Bridge – An ancient Chinese tradition with an ardent Vietnamese following, particularly among royalty and mandarins, is now drawing the interest of people from other walks of life.

Ben Thanh market – a symbol of Ho Chi Minh City

 Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Thanh market has long been viewed as a symbol of the country’s largest economic hub.

Construction starts on metro operation centre in HCMC

 VietNamNet Bridge – Work on an eight-floor operation centre and related works for HCM City's second metro route from Ben Thanh Market to Tham Luong began yesterday (Jan 15) in District 12.