Binh Tay Market
Binh Tay Market
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An indoor wholesale market known for its bargains.
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  • WilliamWillieWilson
    Nashville, Tennessee1,367 contributions
    Authentic experience, but expect to be bothered
    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.
    Visited December 2019
    Written January 13, 2020
  • Ambler_12
    Johannesburg, South Africa70 contributions
    Worth a visit if looking for gifts
    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!
    Visited March 2020
    Written March 25, 2020
  • Sarah Lewis
    Harlow, United Kingdom918 contributions
    Predominantly wholesale
    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.
    Visited March 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 8, 2020
  • Ken C
    81 contributions
    a wonderful experience
    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.
    Visited November 2019
    Written January 4, 2020
  • irina j
    London, United Kingdom1,972 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
  • Paul Devon-Row
    Kent, United Kingdom587 contributions
    Some very nice pieces at great prices
    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
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 7, 2020
  • GlobalRoamer005
    Los Angeles, California84 contributions
    You can skip this!
    Meh. This was a "stop" on a tour I booked and honestly not sure why. It's a giant wholesale market, which is sort of interesting to see, but not truly worth a "visit". You can't buy anything as it's all wholesale/bulk sales, and the items are not interesting - socks, hats, etc. It's very dirty and hot too. I'd skip this.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 29, 2023
  • Abuafifah
    10 contributions
    Cheaper than Ben Thanh Market by Half
    Window shop at Ben Thanh market and take note of what you want to get. Then go to Binh Tay and buy the same things for half the price. Not a place for tourists and claustrophobics, but good for great bargains. Don't forget to go to the wet market adjacent. I bought cashews and lotus seed nuts which is half the price they're selling at Ben Thanh. Also fresh coffee beans, cheap Viet fabrics, "I love Vietnam" T-shirts and fake designer brands and bags. Don't bother to bargain cos they won't entertain you, especially if you're a foreigner. Not good for young children cos they'll get bored there.
    Visited April 2014
    Traveled on business
    Written April 24, 2014
  • tips_KL
    1 contribution
    its a wholesale market
    We took the bus (Bus No 1) from the bus station near Ben Thanh only 5,000VDN. The bus goes straight to Cholon Bus Station. Bin Thay market is just walking distance from Cholon station. Most of the shops are wholesale dealers. Its a shopping heaven for dealers but not for tourist. If you are buying silk or cotton materials for business this is the place to go. Their prices are very much cheaper as compared to Ben Thanh. There are some retailers selling materials on the ground floor and dried foodstuffs at the back. We paid 270,000 VDN for a kilo of fried lotus seeds.
    Visited April 2013
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 17, 2013
  • Valerie S
    Singapore, Singapore28 contributions
    Wholesale Market
    Binh Tay market is about 15 minutes by road from District 1 in the heart of the Cho Lon area straddling Districts 5 and 6. It's a nice place to go for shopping, despite far less organized and dirtier than Ben Thanh Market. It’s a wholesale market not like Ben Thanh market. However it has an enormous variety of all sort of goods, divided by area of business and to see how big it was they were spread in two floors
    Visited March 2013
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 26, 2013
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GlobalRoamer005
Los Angeles, CA84 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Meh. This was a "stop" on a tour I booked and honestly not sure why. It's a giant wholesale market, which is sort of interesting to see, but not truly worth a "visit". You can't buy anything as it's all wholesale/bulk sales, and the items are not interesting - socks, hats, etc. It's very dirty and hot too. I'd skip this.
Written August 30, 2023
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Martino G
4 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
I got recommended to visit the market due to the history. They sell everything you need there at wholesale. If you don’t want to buy anything, it is fine but there are so many people there
Written June 3, 2023
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Robyn H
5 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
It was clean and organised, clothing, bags shoe, tourist items all separated from the food area. Very busy. Able to purchase items we liked
Written May 18, 2023
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irina j
London, UK1,972 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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samperth2016
Perth, Australia86 contributions
Apr 2023
Best place to shopping in Vietnam. Lots of knock off for reasonable prices. Don't forget to negotiate.
Written April 18, 2023
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dexter41
UK239 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
The clothing items on this market are Asian brands think clothes the locals wear, we’ve been coming to Vietnam for 10years and thought we’d venture here based on the reviews.

Do not waste your time.
Written January 17, 2023
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Shaikidon
Rishon Lezion, Israel299 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Probably the best in Saigon. The guides take all the tourists to the ben thanh market (middle of the city in district 1) but it is almost for tourists and much more expensive - you can find everything here!
Written December 29, 2022
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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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paul Devon-Row
Kent, UK587 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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