Saigon underground market

Last update 10:53 | 22/05/2017

In District 1, away from all the upscale restaurants and swanky bars of the financial and entertainment districts is the first underground market of Saigon, where authentic Vietnamese food is crafted and enjoyed daily.

in photos: saigon underground market hinh 1Sense Market is located at the centre of District 1, B Park 23/9 and below Sen Hong Stage. The market opened January 7.

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The entry road to the Sense Market is lush with green vegetation bordering it.  It is just a short 10-minute walk to the popular Ben Thanh Market.

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Sense Market has a unique and modern architecture, nestled beneath the bustling city centre.

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The Sense Market has a total area of 11,000 square metres including 6,000 square metres of  parking.

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Marco Gennari, just opened a restaurant at the market.

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He says he spent three years working at an eatery in Singapore before opening his own café at the market.

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An Australian family says the food is delicious, the seating comfortable and they are really excited about the air conditioning, which helps beat the heat of Saigon shopping.

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The atmosphere at a beverage shop at the market is very vibrant, almost joyous everyday says an employee.

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Restaurants are stylishly decorated in traditional Oriental style, modern and well-equipped.

in photos: saigon underground market hinh 10The Market has a convenience store, telecommunications service counters, currency converter and good shopping that attracts many foreigners.

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Sense Market is located next to Asiana Food Town Shopping Plaza with its more than 400 novelty stores offering items such as clothing, souvenirs, shoes and handbags.

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A shopper says she often buys clothes here because they are beautiful and affordable.

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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