Walk through the flea market in Saigon

• Walk on the flea market in Saigon

In many tourist guides of Saigon, this market is called an antique, but in fact it can be called an antique with a very big stretch. This antiques here, of course, can also be found, but the bulk of the product - imitations of antiques, reproductions and just different old stuff, which can be seen in the usual flea bazaars of our cities.

The lion's share of goods are up things and objects associated with the Vietnam War - US compasses, watches, lighters, badges, various military paraphernalia and ammunition. And half of all of the military variety, which are so fond of foreign tourists, too, are the most common fakes ...

Walk through the flea market in Saigon

The market is located near the center of Ho Chi Minh (officially called Saigon) near the famous Ben Thanh Market is a long street named Le Cong Kieu Street, on both sides of which there are more than 60 stores with hundreds of gizmos and gadgets in every .

Walk through the flea market in Saigon

only about a third of the items presented in the shops of the antique market, are a real antiques. The rest of the - art reproductions and fakes. But, despite this, you can find some really interesting and unique things.

Walk through the flea market in Saigon

true antiques are sold only in certain shops and mostly figurines made of stone, lamps, pottery, coins, old clock, Buddha figurines and various works of art. By the way, tourists should know that making a purchase here, you must be sure to save the receipt for the purchase of a replica, as exports of genuine antiques is prohibited by the state.

Walk through the flea market in Saigon

But still the bulk of tourists come here not for antiques and relics of.

They come here for "trophies" of the Vietnam War.

Walk through the flea market in Saigon

By the way, the market is in some sources even referred to as "American"

Walk through the flea market in Saigon

Of course, you can find anything you want. Along with the green with brass lamps, brass Buddha figurines and old crockery can be found irons on the coals, and two hundred year old scores quite working typewriter, on which a seller will tell a long and sentimental story of its origin ...

Walk through the flea market in Saigon

A lot of different coins and bills.

A paradise for numismatists.

Walk through the flea market in Saigon

So by this shop window, I could not pass just like that)

There are very interesting specimens, and some even in working condition

Walk through the flea market in Saigon

One of the products sold here - the American watches, "taken from the dead GIs"

Walk through the flea market in Saigon

trinkets. Here in these trays can find something really interesting.

Walk through the flea market in Saigon

Or here in such shops, of which there are only a few ...

Walk through the flea market in Saigon

By the way, there on the market street, and is located a few workshops where back to life many of the "dying" objects and things, as well, I have a suspicion, do "like", which is filled up and the "American market"

Walk through the flea market in Saigon