Binh Tay Market

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Binh Tay Market
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An indoor wholesale market known for its bargains.
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WilliamWillieWilson
Nashville, TN952 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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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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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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Paul Devon-Row
Kent, UK546 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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Abuafifah
10 contributions
Apr 2014 • Business
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.
Written April 24, 2014
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tips_KL
k. lumpur1 contribution
Apr 2013 • Couples
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.
Written April 17, 2013
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Valerie S
Singapore, Singapore28 contributions
Mar 2013 • Friends
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
Written April 26, 2013
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SebastianVu
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam27 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
I like to take some visiting (foreign) friends to the Binh Tai market.
Way better option than Ben Thanh. You are not being asked what you are looking for, or want to buy this or that, pulled inside little stalls all the time, not being "harressed" by sales people; it seems that the sales people at Binh Tai leave you more alone. This gives the visitor a much better experience and time to spend browsing around, taking pictures and spotting the best deal!
A more relaxed way to observe the hustle and bustle of the busy market place and its people moving things around.
Written August 24, 2013
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Howeesze
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia720 contributions
This is located in China town. Driving from dist 1 to this place in 15mins or within 7-8kms. It's a supply market hall where you must ready to purchase in bulks but you can share with among your friends. Good bargaining place compare to cho ben thanh. Things from utensils to fashion for adults or kids or snack are available here. Its everything i would say. You can come here by public bus No.1 from district 1 at 5000 dongs in front of pullman hotel bus stop. Food in the area are not visible and you will need to walk out of this business area of binh tay of tou are looking for food after the shopping.
Written November 10, 2014
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