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Scenes from Bến Thành

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I visited the Bến Thành market while I was in Ho Chi Minh this year.
There are a variety of Vietnamese trinkets and food on sale and from what I understand, you really need to haggle to get the best prices.

It is a lovely place for street photography as there are little pockets of light that falls into the area.
I do wish I had more time but here is some of the sights I took in during my short trip there.

Bến Thành, entrance, Ho Chin minh, Street Photography, Leica, No Foreign Lands, Travel Blogger, Jamie Chan

One of the four gates

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Meat seller

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Crabs for sale

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Gossiping

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Relaxing in the market

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Another side of the market

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Trinkets for tourists

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Little pockets of light in the market

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Strolling by

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  1. Lovely shots! I really liked the one you got of the meat seller, haha! Adds a very nice human touch to your photographs. I recently visited Ho Chi Minh this December too; Ben Thanh Market is really the must-visit spot for all tourists, since it’s such a well-known attraction. But it’s true – the prices are really marked up, so be prepared to bargain like an auntie in order to get a good price!

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