7 best markets in ho chi minh, vietnam

     

Vietnam’s markets are more than just places khổng lồ bởi vì shopping: they are where social exchanges happen, where people meet và greet. Every market has something special khổng lồ offer, be it in terms of products or atmosphere – a counterpoint to the anonymous, often generic shopping malls with their repetitive sầu stores. Markets allows tourists & expats to delve inlớn Vietnamese culture by strolling through rows of stalls offering anything one could think of.

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Vietnam’s best-known market remains Ben Tkhô cứng Market in Ho Chi Minh City, where travellers find anything from local snacks or fruits lớn fabrics & souvenirs. There’s even a fixed-price area around the market for those who shy away from haggling. However, this market provides less of an authentic local experience: vendors are more aggressive sầu, prices are higher và the product range is tailored khổng lồ foreigners. Vietnamese vì their shopping elsewhere, at one of the hundreds of markets around the city.

A Market for Every Occasion

Do you collect antiques? Then visit the antique collectors market in Binch Tkhô giòn District every Sunday from 6 a.m. lớn 2 p.m. Or arere you interested in the lifestyle of Vietnam’s hip urban youth? Then keep an eye out for the next The New District flea market in D1.

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When it comes khổng lồ specialty markets, it is often difficult khổng lồ distinguish between full-blown markets & the many shopping streets that specialise in particular kinds of goods.

The following selection, however, focuses on some of Saigon’s best specialty markets located in a proper market hall. They all offer products that are hard khổng lồ find elsewhere. Have sầu a stroll, soak in the atmosphere & vày your shopping the Vietnamese way.

Yersin Market (Dan Sinch Market)

104 Yersin, D1

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dan Sinh Market, or Yersin Market, named after the street where it’s located, is less of an insider tip, but when you talk about specialty markets, it just has lớn be on the list. Only minutes from downtown, it offers some goods that you’ll have sầu a hard time finding anywhere else in the city – mostly army gear and camping utilities, apart from electronics, kitchenware and all kinds of mechanical accessories.

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Entering the bunker-lượt thích building from Yersin Street, you’ll find military items & war surplus on your right, while the stalls on your left offer household utilities and electric goods. Straight ahead are the tools và car accessories sections. Admittedly, not everytoàn thân might need a gas mask or military regalia lượt thích dog tags or mostly kém chất lượng Zippo lighters from the American War, but if you’re up for a camping trip, Yersin Market is one of the rare spots providing all the outdoor clothing, tents, sleeping bags and mosquikhổng lồ nets you will need.

Mostly hassle-không tính tiền & without the maddening crowds of many of Ho Chi Minh City’s more well-known markets, it is definitely worth a visit. Rethành viên khổng lồ bargain.

Medical Market

Nguyen Gian Thanh khô, D10

7 a.m. lớn 6 p.m.

Chinese medicine can best be found at what is called Saigon Chinese Medicine Market around Hai Thuong Lan Ong in D5, but the functional building on Nguyen Gian Thanh khô in D10 houses Ho Chi Minc City’s largest market for Western medicine.

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Crammed with boxes, motorbikes & hundreds of pharmacies, this is your best bet khổng lồ find rare medications and medical equipment that other pharmacies don’t offer. Expats & tourists are likely to lớn be the only foreigners around, và note that this is essentially a wholesale market, so if you want lớn purchase something, it’ll have to be a whole box of it. Prices are cheaper than at regular pharmacies.

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Bargaining is unnecessary. Dealers don’t speak English but if you show them a prescription, they will give sầu you what you need.

Soai vệ Kinc Lam Fabric Market

545 Tran Hung Dao, D5

8 a.m. to lớn 5 p.m.

Many markets in HCMC sell fabrics. Soai Kinc Lam Fabric Market, however, is the city’s biggest fabric market with nearly 500 stalls. A special feature is that each siêu thị sells only one kind of fabric in numerous colours, textures and designs. You can find pretty much every type of textile here, including rare ones such as velvet.

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The market is especially famous for satin, silk & brocade – the fabrics used for tailoring ao dai, the Vietnamese national dress.

Prices are generally affordable but this is yet another wholesale market, though the stalls outside do sell retail. Foreigners are not among mỏi the usual visitors, so count on a limited cấp độ of English.

Dai Quang Minc Decorations Market

8 a.m. khổng lồ 5 p.m.

Dai Quang Minch Market is located in Chinatown as well, & it is a paradise for all those who love crafts & decoration. A plethora of shops selling accessories like strings, artificial flowers và ribbons awaits creative sầu minds who are into embroidery, sewing, jewellery making, or simply need some nice strings for gift wrapping.

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Strolling around here is not always pleasant as the market is often crowded & not air-conditioned. However, fashion designers will find lots of stylish accessories lượt thích leather strings, buttons or beads, zippers, lace fabrics and studs, & the prices are, as one would guess, highly affordable.

Some shops offer fixed prices. As always in Chinatown, English is limited.

Ba Hoa Food Market

30CH Tran Mai Ninc, Tan Binh District

8 a.m. to lớn 8 p.m.

Ba Hoa Market is not located in a market hall, but it shows another facet of what Saigon’s specialty markets can offer, as specialty foods from central Quang Nam Province are sold here.

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Close by Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ba Hoa Market is the culinary home page of the Quang people, which makes it the perfect destination for an authentic Vietnamese food experience. The adventurous might want to try the fried intestines with turmeric & grilled rice paper. For all the rest, we recommkết thúc the well-known central Vietnamese noodle soup, ngươi quang đãng. As all products, such as fresh dairy, vegetables, meat, seafood and fruits, are imported, the prices are naturally higher than they would be for local products. Bargaining is recommended. Count on very basic English skills.


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