To answer the question "Is Ben Thanh Market safe?", it all depends on you. If you walk around with expensive watches, phones, necklaces or jewelry or swing your bags, the answer is "Ben Thanh Market is not safe for you!" But if you go to visit Ben Thanh Market without bringing precious things except for a little cash to buy miscellaneous things, the answer is: "Yes, Ben Thanh Market is safe for you". There have been many complaints about cheeky robberies aimed at foreign tourists. This is a warning for all visitors, especially women when coming to Saigon. Some tourists wish they could read such warnings before going to Ben Thanh Market. In short, every woman should not hold a purse or valuables in her hand while walking on the streets around Ben Thanh Market. Also, all visitors should absolutely not bring their passports or credit cards when walking around Ben Thanh Market! On Reddit, a tourist lists the necessary advice when coming to HCMC. "Avoid wearing a handbag on one side. Even if you wear a shoulder bag, cheeky robbers can use a knife to cut the basket. Even small children can be pickpockets. Ben Thanh Market is a hot spot for pickpockets. Don't sit on a cyclo and put the bag on your lap, it's easy to get jerky. Phones and cameras are the most common targets. And when you get jerked, don't try to chase the bandits" the man wrote.