The most popular shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City


When it comes to things to do in Saigon, there are two first and foremost activities that nobody can skip: eating and shopping. Whether you’re looking for brand fashion fixes, restaurants to dine in, or wellness studios to keep fit, you’ll find all of these in Saigon’s top-notch shopping malls.

Here’s a guide to the largest and most modern shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City.


1. Bitexco Financial Tower – at the heart of Saigon’s city center, observation deck on the 49th floor



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Though only 4 out of Bitexco Financial Tower’s 68 levels offer shopping and dining, you can find basically all types of services here: Food Creative food court on the 4th level with a myriad of delicious food options priced from VND40,000 (~USD1.72), a spacious and comfortable movie theatre on the 5th floor, select shops selling casual, sportswear, cosmetics, and a clinic on the 1st floor.


View over Saigon River and District 2 from Observation Deck
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For a panoramic view over the city, visit the glass-enclosed observation deck on the 49th floor, 262 meters from the ground. Admission is VND200,000 (~USD8.62) for adults and VND130,000 (~USD5.60) for children under 12 years old.  

Bitexco Financial Tower becomes impressively vibrant at night, as it’s home to EON Heli Bar on the 52nd floor, where you can admire the sparkling cityscape and nightlife over a cool drink. 

Address: 2 Hải Triều, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 8AM-11PM | Sun 9.30AM-11PM
Telephone: 0 28 3915 6161
Free WiFi available

Website


2. Crescent Mall – boasts a comfortable cinema with beds 



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Crescent Mall is located in the expensive Phú Mỹ Hưng neighborhood and overlooks Crescent Lake. With a gigantic chain of F&B restaurants, luxury stores, lifestyle outlets, and Auchan, having everything you can imagine a supermarket could carry, it attracts customers from all walks of life.


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Diners will be spoiled for choice with over 40 restaurants featuring Japanese, Korean, Hong Kong, Russia, Laotian, and Vietnamese foods. Shoppers can shop from the best designer brands and retailers, such as Marks & Spencer, Calvin Klein, Levi’s, Kelly Bui, and Versace Jeans Couture. 


Typo’s first store in Ho Chi Minh City is situated in Crescent Mall, selling all manner of gifts, stationery, and homeware
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For more affordable selections, drop by the Robins zone on Level 3, where compact shops sell adorable casual and party wear by local designers from only VND300,000 (~USD12.91) for a dress. 


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Nestled at the top levels of Crescent Mall, CGV Crescent Mall is one of the biggest cinemas in Saigon, with L’amour Cinema designed exclusively for couples. It is furnished with velvety beds, comfy pillows, and blankets.


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After a fulfilling shopping and dining spree at Crescent Mall, take a leisurely stroll along Crescent Lake and surrounding parks. 

The mall has free wifi, so you can surf the internet whenever you want.

Address: Crescent Mall, 101 Tôn Dật Tiên, Tân Phú Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 028 5413 3333
Free WiFi available

Website


3. Diamond Plaza – surrounded by the city’s most popular attractions



This is one of the oldest shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City
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One of the oldest malls in downtown Saigon since 1999 and well-known for its Paris-like elegant architecture, Diamond Plaza is beside the city’s most popular attractions, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office, and Book Street, making it the perfect pit stop for travellers. 

Diamond Plaza houses eclectic retail stores offering everything from Korean cosmetics, fashion, artisan jewellery to comfort foods – think Baskin Robbins, Dim Sum House, and Long Monaco.


Diamond Plaza is home to one of the city’s first bowling grounds
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Though limited in size and offerings, the mall itself hosts some of the best perfume and makeup brands at various price points, including Estee Lauder, Chanel, Shiseido, and Lancôme. 


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One of the longest-standing Saigonese Christmas and New Year traditions is to take photos with holiday window decorations at Diamond Plaza, which combine old-school ornaments and interactive elements to draw visitors. 

Address: 34 Lê Duẩn, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 9.30AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 028 3822 5500
Free WiFi available

Website


4. Now Zone – lots of cheap finds



Now Zone is among the most affordable shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City
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Now Zone, a shopping plaza that’s close to both District 1, District 5, and District 10, is a great place to shop clothes at affordable prices.

The venue also houses the city’s most favorite F&B brands such as Coffee Bean, KOI and Phuc Long, which makes it an ideal place to hang out over tasty drinks and watch the world go by.


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Its 2nd and 3rd floors sell all manner of fashionable casual and sports clothing from generic Korean brands like Blue SNC, Hi Seoul, Pinky Lady, at a knockdown price. You can easily find a cardigan here below VND200,000 (~USD8.61).


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You’ll also find a wide range of stuffed toys, dolls, board games, and wellness products in many stores for kids here.  

To catch the latest flick, visitors can go to Lotte Cinema on the 5th floor. 

Address: 235 Nguyễn Văn Cừ, Ward 4, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 028 3925 1550 

Website


5. SC VivoCity – Singaporean cuisines and a spacious UNIQLO store



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SC Vivo City literally has everything you look for in a Little Singapore. Not only does its great selection of clothing from Uniqlo, Adidas, Converse, Cotton On, to name a few, satisfy whatever look you’re going for – casual, professional, or anything in between – the mall is also a haven for Singaporean cuisine, from kaya toast to Hainanese chicken rice to chilli crab to laksa to frog porridge.


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Those who live nearby can check out California Fitness & Yoga on level 4. This workout center offers a wide range of modern equipment as well as personal training programs. 

This is also one of very few malls in town that offer nursing rooms with baby changing stations on every level, making shopping a convenient experience for young parents.  


A playground at the mall
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Address: 1058 Nguyễn Văn Linh, Tân Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 028 3776 1018
Free WiFi available

Website


6. AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon – free shuttle bus and extensive dining options at affordable prices


This is one of the largest and budget-friendly shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City

Whether you are looking for clothes, recreational activities, electronic goods, or comfort foods at various price points, surely you will find one that is up your alley within AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon, a spacious Japanese-style one-stop mall.

Spanning over four floors, AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon is home to a great range of boutique shops selling clothing from Adidas, Bata, Banana Republic, Converse and local fashion labels, from affordable evening gowns to designer stock.

Do not skip the Hội An Cuisine food court, where you can enjoy authentic cuisines from over 17 food joints that can host up to 750 people in a beautifully decorated dining setting reminiscent of Hội An. Apart from that, expect a labyrinth of restaurants serving Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Western cuisines. 

Cinematic night owls should check out CGV Aeon Cinema which opens from 8AM to 2AM, featuring 7 modern cinema rooms with spacious screens with over 1,000 seats. 

While AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon is about 30 minutes’ drive away from downtown, it provides a free shuttle service from District 1 at Saigon Sky Garden, Norfolk Mansion, Somerset Chancellor, and Sherwood Residence to Aeon Mall and back for your convenience.

Check out the bus schedule here.  

Address: 1 Road 17A, Bình Trị Đông B, Bình Tân District, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 10AM-10PM | Sat–Sun 9AM-10PM
Telephone:028 6288 7722
Free shuttle bus and WiFi available

Website


7. The Garden Mall – the first mall in town with a theatre, plenty of Chinese cuisine



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The Garden Mall, the latest mall in District 5, is a big draw for residents from neighboring Districts with its good selection of restaurants and a haunting past.

You can find most well-known fashion and lifestyle brands here, from Nike to Charles & Keith to GIO BERNINI to GAP.


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If you’re feeling peckish, check out the mall’s plethora of food, from Korean BBQ, to Japanese delights to Taiwanese milk tea, with the Cocochin Cho Lon food court dedicated to serving a wide array of Chinese foods.

The mall’s The One Club – Fitness & Yoga is where you can keep fit, and well-equipped with everything from fitness machines to Muay Thai classes.  

For entertainment, visitors can check out Platinum Cineplex on the 4th floor, which is equipped with cool air-conditioning, comfortable seats, and a modern digital visual and audio system. 


Vietnam’s southern folk opera performed in Théatre de ChoLon
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The biggest perk of the mall must be Théatre de ChoLon, a well-equipped theatre that frequently features Vietnamese and Chinese opera folk singing performances. This makes The Garden Mall the first mall in Saigon that includes a theatre. 

Address: 190 Hồng Bàng, Ward 12, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 0888 938 855
Free WiFi available

Website


8. Giga Mall (Sense City Pham Van Dong) – 3D mapping and two supermarkets



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Those looking for a one-stop venue for dining, shopping, and having fun, check out the 9-level Giga Mall in Thủ Đức, also known as Sense City Pham Van Dong. This is home to plenty of dining, entertainment, and fashion brands with casual wear to business wear, including Noir, Fitflop, Aldo, GUMAC, Fadin, etc.


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From Gogi House, Gong Cha, Asiana Food Town, to King BBQ, there’s no shortage of delicious foods here. For deals on fresh produce, pop by CO.Opxtra or US Mart for a satisfying session of grocery shopping.   

If you and your friends are looking for some exciting activities to do, check out the modern cinema on the top floor along with 8 multi-entertainment venues to play games or immerse in virtual reality experiences. 

This is also the first mall in town equipped with 3D maps to help you find your way around.

Address: 242 Phạm Văn Đồng, Bình Chánh Ward, Thủ Đức District, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 9.30AM-10PM | Sat & Sun 9AM-10PM
Telephone: 028 666 00222
Free WiFi available

Website


9. Vạn Hạnh Mall – ample parking space



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Featuring the largest shopping space in District 10, Vạn Hạnh Mall is where you’ll find fashionable finds from over 200 brands including Oasis, Anna Coco, Triumph, Havaianas, plus dining experiences at Kichi House, Osaka Osho, Chang Kang Kung, Sumo BBQ and more. 


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Finding parking space in any mall in Saigon is forever an uphill battle – sometimes motorbikers have to park outdoors if there’s no space in the parking basement, but Vạn Hạnh Mall’s parking space runs from the basements to level 5, roomy enough to house over 3,000 bikes and 350 cars.   

Drop by CITIGYM on Level 7, where you’ll find everything you’d need to keep fit, from cardio machines to group fitness studios. 

Those looking for recreations can descend to Level 6 to catch the most popular flicks at CGV Cinema or Power Bowl 338 on Level 5 for an exciting game.

Address: 11 Sư Vạn Hạnh, Ward 12, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 9.30AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 028 3862 5588

Website


10. Saigon Center – Japanese comfort foods and a 6th-floor park with a view 



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Saigon Center’s Takashimaya has got to be the swankiest mall in town. You can browse through a gamut of fashion boutiques ranging from casual wear like Ralph Lauren, Topshop, Fred Perry to business wear brands like G2000, Mango, Pierre Cardin, etc.  


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For gratifying comfort foods, especially Japanese brands, visit Basement 2 for a plethora of food joints, from Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart to Gong Cha to Breadtalk to Bee Cheng Hiang for a wide selection of savoury dried meat.


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Wellness junkies can enjoy themselves in California Fitness, a modern fitness studio where workouts are seriously kickass and with many flexible memberships.


Saigon Center is a popular check-in venue among local residents during Christmas
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There’s free Wi-Fi in the mall for those who want to surf the net while waiting. 

Address: Saigon Center, 65 Le Loi, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours:Mon–Thu 9.30AM-9.30PM| Fri–Sun 9.30AM-10PM
Telephone: 028 3829 4888
Free WiFi available

Website


11. Vincom Megamall Thảo Điền – with an ice skating rink


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Check out Vincom Megamall Thảo Điền, where you can practice your ice skating in the first indoor ice rink in Ho Chi Minh City, or have a good sweat at Elite Fitness Gym and its high-end swimming pool. 


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There’s something for foodies and film junkies too – get stuck in a labyrinth of food options at Red Pot food court, or relax at the mall’s cinema to catch the latest blockbuster. 


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Vincom Megamall Thảo Điền offers a blend of fashion and lifestyle brands, from Ecco, Aldo, Geox, Adidas Originals, G2000, to Index Living Mall, where you can get shop from a broad array of beautiful and affordable furniture.

Address: 161 Xa lộ Hà Nội, Thảo Điền Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 9.30AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 028 6285 2299

Website


12. Vincom Center Landmark 81 – the tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City



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Situated in Landmark 81, the tallest building in Southeast Asia with 81 stories, Vincom Center Landmark 81 is a perfect pit stop for many travellers or fashionistas who drop by to take photos with the iconic tower. 

You can find a wide array of fashion brands in one place here, such as Versace Jeans, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, Cole Haan, Ecco, Nike, Longines, etc. 

Drop by the flagship stores of Armani Exchange and Adidas to stay up to date with the latest fashion trends. 


Cityscape view from Nest by AIA Cafe
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If you’re feeling exhausted from your shopping session, recharge your energy at a myriad of eateries and cafes such as Sheng Kee Dessert, Haagen Dazs, Marukame, Singapore Food Hall, Dì Mai, etc. 

If you need some fresh air, you can walk to Vinhomes Central Park’s green spaces nearby, take a stroll alongside the bank of Saigon River, or create lots of snapshots with Landmark 81 as your backdrop.

For a panoramic view over the cityscape, ascend to the Observation Deck on the 79th, 80th, and 81st floor of Landmark 81. The entrance ticket costs VND801,000 (~USD34.47) for adults and VND405,000 (~USD17.43) for children.

If the ticket fare seems a bit too exorbitant, drop by Nest by AIA Cafe on level 75 and 76 of the building instead for some equally magnificent views and lots of Instagrammable spots. The price point for drinks here is from VND90,000-VND350,000 (~USD3.87-USD15.06), a bit pricey but still much more affordable than the entrance tickets to the observation deck.

Address: Landmark 81, Vinhomes Central Park, 772 Điện Biên Phủ, Ward 22, Bình Thạnh District, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 9.30AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 028 363 99999

Website


The best shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City


Ho Chi Minh City’s shopping malls are some of the biggest and most well-equipped in Vietnam, adequate to feed locals’ insatiable desire for good deals. 

Hopefully, with this guide, you’ll have all you need for a stress-busting and productive shopping trip in the city.

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