April 09, 2020

5 The Most Antique Market In Saigon

The market is a Vietnamese tradition from ancient until now that has been preserved. Many supermarkets, convenience stores, groceries, etc. have been opened but it can’t replace market culture, the reason is appropriate price, habit, familiarity in the Vietnamese blood.


Discover with CityHouse 5 ancient traditional markets in Ho Chi Minhthat every Saigonese have to know.


1. Ben Thanh Market

The market is Ho Chi Minh city's symbol, operating from 1914 to present Ben Thanh Market is the intersection of ancient and modern in Saigon. Here concentrate on variety commodities such as clothing, shoes, handicrafts, brocade, jewelry and specialty Vietnamese cuisine.

Ben Thanh Market has become an international market because almost all vendors can communicate fluently in 2-3 languages with foreigners smoothly.

Explore the bustling night market around Ben Thanh Market with many commemorative items and traditional cuisine stalls becoming a beauty traditional in the centre every night.

Address: Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1.


2. Binh Tay Market

Known as the Chinese market in the west of the city, the market also has another familiar name Cholon. Operating from 1930, the ancient market not only attracts foreigners who are interested in the market's history but also locals usually come here. Prices in Binh Tay market, nowhere can be cheaper from household goods, electronics, to many different materials ... whatever you need, Binh Tay Market is available.

In addition to the price, Binh Tay Market has an Asian-style architecture with the winding roof corners of the Eastern pagoda, with ancient yin-yang tile roofs. Most of the design is kept in the status quo to this day.

Address: Thap Muoi Street, Ward 2, District 6.


3. Tan Dinh Market

Different from 2 markets on Tan Dinh market has fewer tourists but it is a prestigious shopping place for local people. Built in 1926, Tan Dinh market is famous for textiles and food. If you need to buy some cheap fabric, Tan Dinh is the optimal choice with nearly 20 fabrics throughout the market with extremely competitive prices and diverse designs.

Walking around the market with an empty stomach, it is impossible to resist a variety of traditional food stalls bearing Vietnamese identity, which are highly appreciated reviews on food critic websites not only domestically and internationally.

Address: Hai Bà Trưng, Tân Định Ward, District 1.


4. An Dong Market

Having existed for more than 56 years, An Dong market has contributed greatly to the circulation in Saigon centre. Referring to An Dong market, everyone imagines a commercial center complex, restaurant, hotel and many other utilities located within An Dong Plaza. This is a location for Chinese when traveling in Ho Chi Minh city.

An Dong Market is a famous place to gather fashion models for all ages, sold at affordable prices, fashion models updating the trend continuously: clothes, shoes, belts, bags. ...

Address: An Duong Vuong Street, Ward 9, District 5.


5. Ba Chieu Market

The market has a nice location in Binh Thanh District attracting quite a number of visitors to shop every day. The main commodities in this market are clothes, shoes, fruits and food have low prices so it is suitable for diverse segments.

Ba Chieu Market is the "hardest" mark, it operates all day from dawn till midnight. At night, the market becomes bustling with flowers, fruits and many delicious foods that are hunted by many people. Most famous is Ba Chieu chicken sticky rice, have you tried it yet?

Address: Bach Dang Street, Ward 1, Binh Thanh District.


Ho Chi Minh City not only has 5 markets but also a lot of markets are ascending the throne because of the variety of products and affordable price. The importance, these 5 markets have a significant influence on the history of Saigon and this is also indispensable for every indigenous person.

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