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5 Shopping Paradises in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is the biggest city in Vietnam based on population and has a wide range of attractions to explore, especially if you're looking for some good old fashioned retail therapy.

1

Vincom Centre

This is one of the newest and most prominent shopping centres in Vietnam, and its striking design easily differentiates it from the various other captivating works of architecture that are prevalent in Ho Chi Minh City. The building is a glass-based goliath and features a tremendous wealth of stores to be explored. If you're looking for established brands such as Armani or Louis Vuitton this is one of the most preferred destinations. There are two entire floors dedicated to food, which are the first and second basement areas. You're bound to find any kind of cuisine you desire, along with a great range of dessert locales and cafes.

2

Parkson

There are many Parkson malls located throughout the city, and each of them have their own unique attributes. In order to get the most comprehensive experience its best to stay at a Vietnamese hotel Ho Chi Minh city has to offer that is centrally placed like Somerset Chancellor Court Ho Chi Minh City. Parksons also specialises in very premium and exclusive goods, but at lower prices compared to Vincom. You will find a range of products from big names such as Giordano, Converse, Adidas, and Tissot. The Parkson on Hung Vuong street has the most cutting-edge cinema in Vietnam, so if you wish to enjoy the latest blockbuster, that's the place you need to go.

3

Diamond Plaza

Out of the massive malls in Vietnam, this is one of the most accessible, especially in regards to prices. The emporium specialises in fashion, and you will find plenty of stores specialising in clothing, accessories, and cosmetics. Much like most other malls, the Diamond Plaza also has a great range of eateries to choose from as well as a game centre. Most of the restaurants are situated on the third floor, while prominent fast-food outlets such as KFC and Pizza Hut are situated on the fourth floor along with the game centre.

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Ben Thanh Market

For a complete change of pace, a visit to this historic marketplace is recommended. It is not a shopping mall but more of a shopping site. You would many different kinds of goods available at this venue, including a variety of clothes including jeans and t-shirts as well as beautiful examples of traditional Vietnamese clothing. These clothes, known as ao dai, appear in unique forms within this market that are not found anywhere else within the nation. This is also a great place to experience traditional Vietnamese food.

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Nowzone

Ever since it was built in 2009, it become one of the best-rounded malls in Vietnam, attracting visitors from all walks of life, especially those on a budget. Nowzone also has outlets from elite names such as Levi's, Zara and Lee. There are also three floors where you can obtain various accessories as well as toys. Although the food court, situated on the first floor, is not as big as one might expect, it still has a large variety of eateries and a unique system where you must purchase a card upon entry, and amounts are deducted from it as you purchase food. It might not be the biggest mall in Ho Chi Minh City, but it is definitely one of the most versatile.

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