Binh Tay Market
Like Ben Thanh Market, Binh Tay is also a large traditional market, however, Binh Tay market has its own characteristics and prices are cheaper. Binh Tay market belong Cholon area (Large Market), this is an area with many people Chinese living in Ho Chi Minh city. Come here and feel the daily life of residents, you will realize something special.
Binh Tay Market
Vietnamese: Chợ Bình Tây
Cholon previously established as a separate city of Saigon. In the years 1930-1950 due to urbanization, Saigon and Cholon gradually merged together.
Like Ben Thanh market, here are selling almost everything needed, from foods to clothing and footwear.
There are many temples, homes and clubs of the Chinese people, such as Thien Hau Temple, Gia Thanh Minh Huong Temple, Ha Chuong Hoi Quan, Quan Am Pagoda, Nghia An Hoi Quan, Quan Nhi Phu Hoi and Hoi Quan Sung Chinh.
At there are many cafes, restaurants, shops of Chinese herbs and Vietnam herbs ( Hai Thuong Lan Ong area).
Address: 57A Thap Muoi, Ward 2, District 6, Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Inside Binh Tay Market
HOW TO GO
From Ben Thanh Market to Binh Tay Market is about 7 km. You can go to by bus or taxi. You should combine both apps Google Maps and Bus Map for more convenience.
In departure you enter: "Ben Thanh Market".
In destination you enter: "Cho Lon coach station".
Then click on Directions.
Then appears a direction, you can select the first or second direction, and follow the instructions.
After arriving at the bus station Cho Lon, you walk 200 meters to Binh Tay Market.
How to go to Binh Tay Market
Similarly if you depart from another place.
If you get there by taxi/grab/uber, the cost around 100,000 dong.
Like Ben Thanh market, when shopping here you should bargain.
Cholon area is very large, you can visit this place within half a day or a day. This hotel is relatively cheap, you can stay here and experience Eastern culture.
You should dress neatly, wear shoes because you have to move a lot, bring water and snacks enough for long trip.
You should refer to the official website of the Binh Tay Market authorities: www.chobinhtay.gov.vn.