Walking Distance from the Caravelle Hotel

Ben Thanh Market

Just within walking distance of the Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, is the Ben Thanh Market.  Once past the street vendors shouting, "Madame, madame," the spicy, fishy odor is unforgettable.  The Ben Thanh Market is very much like Les Halles in Paris, as designed, but with an incredibly different and diverse set of merchandise from exotic produce, spices, meats and seafood, and household items.  I spent hours and hours investigating each inch of this wonderful market.