Must-Visit Markets in Ho Chi Minh City | Updated Reviews 2024

Markets in Ho Chi Minh

Must-Visit Markets in Ho Chi Minh City

Markets in Ho Chi Minh city are ideal destinations for any visitors to discover the street cultures in Vietnam, as well as experience the lives of locals. Additionally, you can also buy some typical souvenirs in Vietnam, like handicrafts or traditional products to remember your journey.

In this blog, Vietnamtour.in will introduce the 10 best markets in Saigon you shouldn’t miss in your itinerary to this city. Well, let’s find out more with us below!

Ben Thanh Market

Markets in Ho Chi Minh

Ben Thanh Market is known as the paradise of shopping in Ho Chi Minh City, providing various products, ranging from traditional to modern. When coming here, you will be especially impressed with the bustling trading activities of merchants, locals, and even travelers.

What to expect

  • Explore 4 main entrances and 12 sub-entrances
  • Discover a unique architectural style
  • Visit a famous night market in Saigon
  • Enjoy a broad range of local dishes (grilled spring rolls, Vietnamese noodles, Bun Mam,..)
  • Buy souvenirs (ceramics, handicrafts, silk scarves,..)

Tan Dinh Market

Markets in Ho Chi Minh

Tan Dinh Market is one of the long-standing markets in Ho Chi Minh city, which is famous for trading a wide collection of fabric in the South area. You can visit any stall to buy silk or satin to sew a new Sari, as well as any costume you want. We believe that you will be satisfied with the quality of the fabrics here.

What to expect

  • Buy high-quality fabrics
  • Discover a “jewelry street” nearby (Nguyen Huu Cau Street)
  • Experience special cuisine in Ho Chi Minh City

Binh Tay Market

Markets in Ho Chi Minh

  • Address: 57A Thap Muoi Street, Ward 2, District 6
  • Opening hours: 2 AM to 10 PM

Binh Tay Market impresses tourists with its unique architecture of a red roof, green dragon statues, and ancient stalls inside. All of these things create the oriental temple-like beauty on this market. It is a great chance for you to get a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture.

What to expect

  • Discover the market’s ancient architecture
  • Visit the outdoor wet market

An Dong Market

Markets in Ho Chi Minh

  • Address: No. 34 – 36, An Duong Vuong Street, Ward 9, District 5
  • Opening hours: 7 AM – 6 PM

Being one of the must-visit spots in Chinatown, An Dong Market offers visitors the wonderful experience of street shopping in Ho Chi Minh City. When visiting here, you will have a chance to explore both Vietnamese and Chinese traditional products. Besides that, you can drop in Thien Hau Temple – a renowned cultural heritage here.

What to expect

  • Try traditional costumes of Vietnam and China
  • Visit Thien Hau Temple
  • Explore local specialties

Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Markets in Ho Chi Minh

  • Address: 52 Ho Thi Ky Street, Ward 1, District 10
  • Opening hours: All day

Ho Thi Ky is the most popular flower market in Ho Chi Minh City, providing a diverse range of flowers, ranging from fresh to dried. Especially, due to a wholesale market, visitors can buy plenty of species of flowers here with quite reasonable prices. Let’s take a beautiful bouquet and take an impressive picture!

What to expect

  • Discover various kinds of flowers
  • Experience flavorful dishes (Nhat Quynh mixed rice paper, or Ho Thi Ky crab soup)
  • Visit nearby tourist spots such as Turtle Lake, or Independence Palace

Hanh Thong Tay Market

Markets in Ho Chi Minh

  • Address: 10/2 Quang Trung Street, Ward 11, Go Vap District
  • Opening hours: 4 AM to 6 PM (Day market); 6 PM – 7 AM (Night market)

Hanh Thong Tay Market is one of the long-standing night markets in Ho Chi Minh city, covering a lot of different stalls. Travelers can find any item here from physical products to food, at very cheap prices. However, you should be aware of your items during your visit because the market is extremely busy at night.

What to expect

  • Visit 2 shifts of night markets
  • Enjoy Vietnamese street foods
  • Hunting various products at cheap prices

Russian Market

Markets in Ho Chi Minh

  • Address: 328 Vo Van Kiet Street, Co Giang Ward, District 1
  • Opening hours: 9 AM – 6PM

Russian Market may not be a traditional Vietnamese marketplace, but it’s still a fantastic spot to explore for unique and stunning clothes while you are in Ho Chi Minh City. In this market, you will see a broad range of clothing stalls on its 3 floors, offering stylish garments. When dropping into the Russian Market, you can easily catch sight of Russian-speaking sellers and buyers, which is amazing during your visit.

What to expect

  • Buy accessories or clothes
  • Take Matryoshka dolls or Raffaello chocolates as special souvenirs
  • Buy typical canned Russian foods like cured pork fat, caviar, ketchup,…

Ba Chieu Market

Markets in Ho Chi Minh

  • Address: 141 Bach Dang Street, Ward 2, Binh Thanh District
  • Opening hours: 8 AM to 5 PM (Day market) and 6 PM to 6 AM (Night market)

Not a tourist-oriented market, Ba Chieu Market is a popular local market in Ho Chi Minh City, bringing a distinctive and immersive experience for visitors.  The market is divided into 2 sections, one for fresh products and another for dry ones. If you want to buy some local specialties as souvenirs, let’s drop in the dry-food stalls.

What to expect

  • Enjoy tasty local dishes (Bun Bo Hue, Banh Khot, or Xoi Ga)
  • Experience the bustling ambiance in the night market

Thu Duc Market 

Markets in Ho Chi Minh

  • Address: 06 Vo Van Ngan Street, Truong Tho Ward, Thu Duc District
  • Opening hours: 5 AM – 7 PM

Thu Duc Market is the biggest wholesale market in Vietnam, with over 2,800 tons of goods/day. If you want to experience the bustling lives of local merchants, you can drop the market for interesting experiences. In the market, most of the products are agricultural ones,  which are purchased and sold in every region in Vietnam. That’s why Thu Duc Market is normally crowded every day, especially in the evening.

What to expect

  • Experience all kinds of products in three regions of Vietnam
  • Buy goods at very cheap prices

Dan Sinh Market

Markets in Ho Chi Minh

  • Address: 104 Yersin Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1
  • Opening hours: 7 AM to 6 PM

Dan Sinh is called “The War Surplus Market”, where visitors can find a lot of Vietnamese war-related or camping items. Additionally, the market also sells a wide collection such as motor vehicle tools, lights, and welding types of equipment, at affordable prices. If you want to know about more revolution stories of Vietnam, let’s come here to be told by locals.

What to expect

  • Buy military and war-remaining items
  • Discover about history and traditions against invaders of the Vietnamese

Tips When Visiting Markets in Ho Chi Minh City

To have the best time when visiting markets in Ho Chi Minh city, visitors don’t forget to get our useful tips below. In particular:

  • Be cautious of pickpockets and robbers, especially in night markets
  • Bring cash to easily exchange anything
  • Wear comfortable clothing, bring a large hat (sunny days), and take umbrellas in case of unexpected rains in the afternoon
  • Get familiar with “bargaining terms” in Vietnamese to get products with the best prices
  • Exchange money into Vietnam dong

Conclusion

Vietnamtour.in has reviewed the 10 best markets in Ho Chi Minh city, each with distinctive attractions. Visitors not only drop these destinations in the daytime but also experience the bustling lives of locals with some famous night markets here. Let’s refer to our blog post about Ho Chi Minh City shopping for interesting experiences about street life in Vietnam.

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