"Binh Tay Market in Cholon, cheaper than Benh Thanh" Binh Tay Market Tip by machomikemd
Binh Tay Market, Ho Chi Minh City: 7 reviews and 22 photos
In 1788, a group of Chinese from Pho and My Tho Islands came to Ben Nghe River Dike and founded a market which developed into the existent Binh Thay Market, offering a wide array of products. This is Vietnam?s Chinatown market. It is an attractive site for visitors to observe that lively atmosphere.
Cholon remains home to more than 500,000 people, many of whom are of Chinese origin. The area and its side-streets and markets provide an interesting glimpse of Sino-Vietnamese life, as the Vietnamese Chinese strive to retain there cultural traditions and language. In addition to temples, traditional apothecaries, fortune tellers and the like, some excellent Chinese food is available in Cho Lon.
A visit to Ho Chi Minh City's Binh Thay Market reveals the city at its most vibrant, colourful and fun. This mighty market seems to go on for miles, crammed with every possible kind of fruit, vegetable, nut, fish, meat, cigarette, beer and so on. There are cloth shops with every type of silk in every colour and numerous types of cotton, wool and even tweed!
Fabric shopping in Binh Thay Market is a serious treat and prices are usually wholesale. Give yourself at least an afternoon, if not an entire day, so you can take your time, stop for cold drinks and snacks regularly and avoid becoming hot and bothered!
The variety of goods here is positively astounding and will give you uncanny glimpses into modern Vietnamese life. Friendly bargaining should save you 20% to 40%, but don't take it too seriously - Vietnamese people very rarely get angry in public and they feel extremely embarrassed if you do.
Address: Tran Hung Dao Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City
Directions: Tran Hung Dao Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City.
Phone: +84 166 913 3398
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