Binh Tay Market
Binh Tay Market
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An indoor wholesale market known for its bargains.
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  • irina j
    London, United Kingdom1,995 contributions
    Market in China town
    This market is mainly for wholesale and people buy-in large quantities . However you still can purchase small amounts of spices, tea and dry fruit. We didn’t spend much time as came to buy few specific things before going to the airport
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Sam T
    Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
    Overwhelming choice but try to pace yourself
    Like all the markets in Saigon, this one is packed with stalls and vendors all eager for your business. Although there is plenty of stuff to choose from personally I thought it was easier to find bargains at Saigon Square which is right next door. Wherever you go stallholders will be very pushy especially if you try anything on, or even just ask the price. They will expect you to buy something (or at least behave like they do). I think the best strategy is just to ask the price casually and then go look at other options. Try not to buy anything until you have visited a few different markets and place (I fould prices upstairs in Saigon Square were cheaper than downstairs, maybe because they don't get as many customers)
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Cat C
    2 contributions
    For serious wholesale shopping. We bought stuff for Christmas. Good price
    This is a wholesale market not suitable for tourist who buys only one or two items. We bought a lot of caps, tees, snacks, seeds and nuts here. Our second time to this market. We were too tired and unable to visit all the stalls. Not enough hands to hold our bags
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 19, 2023
  • Raymondale
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,192 contributions
    market in district five
    it is the second time i came here, the first time is many years ago.i had a 9 days trip to HCM from late November to early December in 2023.on 2 Dec,i visited cholon, District 5. i came to this market again. Unlike Ben Thanh Market, which is more tourism, this market provides an authentic shopping experience for the locals. you can find a variety of items, from vegetables, meat, and seafood to clothing, children’s toys, kitchenware, and household goods. but i didn't buy anything after exploring it. cuz i will go to another market after BinhTay, so have to give up.anyway,if you come to Cholon, this market still worth a visit.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written February 4, 2024
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WilliamWillieWilson
Nashville, TN1,380 contributions
Dec 2019
If you want a slice of real life in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Tay Market will suffice. The sights, the sounds, the smells, endless stalls of tiny shops selling goods under one gigantic roof. This is authentic Saigon. What the Grand Bazaar is to Istanbul, Binh Tay Market is to Ho Chi Minh City.

But, expect to be bothered. You can't blame owners of each stall who see tourists with expendable cash walking their way to lobby for your business. This is how they make money. Expect every stall owner to beg you to buy something from them. If you're okay with the hustle and bustle, and people triying to get you to spend money, go see this massive market. If you don't want people in your face, maybe not.

But if you're looking for a souvenir, you'll definitely find a little of everything here.
Written January 13, 2020
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Sam T
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Like all the markets in Saigon, this one is packed with stalls and vendors all eager for your business. Although there is plenty of stuff to choose from personally I thought it was easier to find bargains at Saigon Square which is right next door. Wherever you go stallholders will be very pushy especially if you try anything on, or even just ask the price. They will expect you to buy something (or at least behave like they do). I think the best strategy is just to ask the price casually and then go look at other options. Try not to buy anything until you have visited a few different markets and place (I fould prices upstairs in Saigon Square were cheaper than downstairs, maybe because they don't get as many customers)
Written December 7, 2023
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Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,192 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
it is the second time i came here, the first time is many years ago.i had a 9 days trip to HCM from late November to early December in 2023.on 2 Dec,i visited cholon, District 5. i came to this market again. Unlike Ben Thanh Market, which is more tourism, this market provides an authentic shopping experience for the locals. you can find a variety of items, from vegetables, meat, and seafood to clothing, children’s toys, kitchenware, and household goods. but i didn't buy anything after exploring it. cuz i will go to another market after BinhTay, so have to give up.anyway,if you come to Cholon, this market still worth a visit.
Written February 4, 2024
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jwl2672
New York, NY, USA48 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
We went to Binh Tay after we got ripped off at Ben Thanh. My wife just had to have a fake Chanel purse and was too eager and paid $200 when it should have been $100.

So we went here in search of bargains. What a let down. First of all, don't even bother going if it is past 5pm. Even though Google says the market shuts down at 7pm, every stall starts packing up around 5:30pm. But 6:00, it's a ghost town. Also, this is almost exclusively wholesale only. Sure they'll sell you something individually - but it won't be cheap and they WILL NOT negotiate. We went to 5 stalls where 4 of them refused to negotiate at all. The last one couldn't be bothered at our small purchase.

We came here because we wanted to see the Chinatown also. But the chinatown is spread out with no large restaurants, no centralized place with an arch or something similar. The area looked no different than any other part of Saigon.

Save your cab fare.
Written January 17, 2024
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Ken C
Toronto81 contributions
Nov 2019
It is a wonderful experience going to this market. This is also a distribution center, where many of the goods are packaged a shipped. It was interesting to see the volume and to see the type of goods shipped out. Prices are probably better than any other market in Ho Chi Minh. Of course, you need to bargain with the vendors. I found that they do not lower the price much here, as the prices are already wholesale priced.
Written January 4, 2020
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Ambler_12
Johannesburg, South Africa70 contributions
Mar 2020
A big area - many stalls but with similar goods - mostly clothing but some shoes and bags. Quite large food stall and product area. Look for quality cotton and silk items at some stalls. BARGAIN!
Written March 25, 2020
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Sarah Lewis
Harlow, UK918 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
China Town main market is twice the size of Ben Thanh market, similar design with the clock tower but on two floors.
Most of the sellers here are wholesale though, so great if you want x12 bras, 20 pairs of Crocs etc....but worth a visit.
The surrounding area is buzzing too.
Written March 9, 2020
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Cat C
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
This is a wholesale market not suitable for tourist who buys only one or two items. We bought a lot of caps, tees, snacks, seeds and nuts here. Our second time to this market. We were too tired and unable to visit all the stalls. Not enough hands to hold our bags
Written December 19, 2023
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irina j
London, UK1,995 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
This market is mainly for wholesale and people buy-in large quantities . However you still can purchase small amounts of spices, tea and dry fruit. We didn’t spend much time as came to buy few specific things before going to the airport
Written April 23, 2023
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Paul Devon-Row
Kent, UK615 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This market is quite big and covered which is good for getting out of the sun. Bought a few bit in here for around for a third of the asking price. My only gripe is as soon as you walk in, it a very hard sale tactic to the point the grab you, you just have to say no and walk on as the deals get better as you go round
Written February 8, 2020
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