The central market in the district and a thriving hub for trade in Ho Chi Minh, Binh Tay Market pulsates with authentic everyday market life. Sprawling across street after street, hosting some 600 stalls in both the outdoor and indoor areas, the market jumps to life at the break of dawn, winding down around mid-morning. Awaken your senses with a walk around the maze of fresh produce, hot food, and handicrafts, immersing yourself in the market’s culture of bargain-hunting and haggling. Primarily a wholesale market, prices get cheaper the more you buy. Take a look at our Ho Chi Minh City trip site to schedule your visit to Binh Tay Market and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Tours to Binh Tay Market
$45 BOOK WITH VIATOR Half-day HO CHI MINH CITY CHINA TOWN TOUR BY CYCLO
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
$225 BOOK WITH VIATOR 3-Day Small-Group Best of Ho Chi Minh: City Sightseeing, Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Tour
Duration: 3 days
Binh Tay Market reviews
A big area - many stalls but with similar goods - mostly clothing but some shoes and bags. Quite large food stall and product area. Look for quality cotton and silk items at some stalls. BARGAIN! more »
China Town main market is twice the size of Ben Thanh market, similar design with the clock tower but on two floors. Most of the sellers here are wholesale though, so great if you want x12 bras, 20... more »
This is primarily a wholesale market. If you come here, don't be surprised if most of the vendors ignore you, and if you ask for a price they will open with "wholesale". The one side of the market has a restaurant section, and the interior courtyard has a small shrine. It is an interesting place, but for actually buying souvenirs and such, there are better markets to attend.
Be prepared to be rejected when you counter offer. This is where your special negotiations skill comes in! 😂 Other than that, you get local delicacies food, plenty of "original" clothes like under armour and Reebok. Lots of kitchenwares, dry foods, stationeries, anything you can think off. Put your charm away and take your calculator out! 😂 Enjoy it while you can 💪
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