Ba Chieu Market

Ba Chieu Market, Ho Chi Minh City: Address, Phone Number, Ba Chieu Market Reviews: 4/5

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tjcarroll67
Nantou, Taiwan130 contributions
Great food court, friendly people, good service.
Feb 2020
As other reviews state, this is a traditional market. So there will be meat, poultry and seafood lining the streets along withe vegetables and fruit. This is the real day to day life of the people here. Don’t let that stop you from coming. This is why you’re traveling. Inside the market there are many food vendors. You can eat a freshly made Vietnamese breakfast and watch the vendors work. Don’t miss it,
Written February 1, 2020
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Jemima Dring
Perth, Australia200 contributions
Perspective as a toursit
May 2019 • Friends
I’m purely rating this market from a tourists review and I would not recommend going to this market. It’s very intense and the smells are so terrible and so overpowering that it’s so hard to get past to looking at the produce on sale. There is some clothing, fake branded things and shoes however there is not a lot compared with other markets we visited in Ho Chi Minh. Overall a very bad experience for my friend and I and I wouldn’t recommend the visit unless you’re a local or wanting an ‘authentic’ Vietnamese market.
Written May 14, 2019
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Andrew H
Rochdale, UK2,667 contributions
The real deal
Apr 2019 • Couples
As others have mentioned, not for the feint hearted if you don’t like offal or pieces of animals, frogs or fish you don’t know existed. The street markets outside spread for miles. If you want to get a good insight into the culture then Ba Chieu market will provide that.
Written April 21, 2019
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Brian H
New York Mills, MN8 contributions
One of The famous Out And Indoor Market In HO CHI MINH City,
Aug 2018
One of the Famous Out and Indoor Market In Ho Chi Minh City. Outside the market, The local seller, sold A lot of Fresh Seafood ..
Written August 6, 2018
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hanhan2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam20 contributions
Good food. Many things to buy. Have to bargain of course ^^
Jul 2018 • Solo
There are plenty of things we can buy in this market. Don’t hesitate to bargain strongly to get a good price. I like the food here. You, especially foreigners will definitely love the traditional Vietnamese food here. They are all affordable.
Plus, it’s easy to reach here by buses. From Ben Thanh, get bus number 18. From Go Vap, get bus number 24. From Mien Dong bus station, get bus number 24 or 95, etc.
This is one of the most popular markets in HCMC. Go and enjoy! ;-)
Written July 22, 2018
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charmayne c
Gold Coast, Australia81 contributions
Huummmm - Not For Me -
Jul 2017 • Solo
It is most definitely where the locals are. we caught the bus which was super cheap and very do-able. But it was pretty full on in terms of the food section, as an Australian I am not used to seeing full pig hooves and other animal bits up close and personal. The clothes on the top level did seem cheap, however none would ever fit me and I'm a size 10. If you have some extra time - sure, but if you have to go out of your way for this I possibly would say there's nothing you can't see a little closer to the city centre. Having said that everyone was very pleasant and tried to help where they could but no English.
Written July 16, 2017
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aprilapril000
Cebu City, Philippines268 contributions
second hand clothes + everything you need
Apr 2017 • Solo
I went here in the afternoon. This market has everything you will ever need: fruits, vegetables, and arrays of second-hand clothes.

Bought an authentic Zara jeans which look so new for only $2!
Also bought a lot of new-looking Japanese branded clothes for less than $1 each.
Sometimes, the clothes even still has a tag on it.
If you're a tourist, they might try to increase the price so be sure to haggle especially when you're buying more than one.

I've been to many markets in Saigon but so far, the fruits and vegetables here are the cheapest.
Bought eggplants, 1 whole cabbage, lettuce, onions, 7 pieces of whole garlic, 1/4 kilo of bean sprout, a big pumpkin, 1 kilo of banana, and 1/4 kilo of kiwi all for $5.
Kiwi is so expensive in Saigon but this is the only market where i could find Kiwi for a much cheaper price.

This is now my go-to market every week!
NOTE: Be careful of your pickpockets and don't shop here at night.
Written April 26, 2017
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Ritu V
New Delhi, India358 contributions
Locals market
Dec 2016 • Couples
Shop like locals. this market is not a tourist attraction but if you want to see how locals shop you should visit here. But be prepared to bargain as they double the price for a tourist.
Written February 28, 2017
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Travelpeppy
Bangkok, Thailand490 contributions
Shop anything
Nov 2016 • Couples
This is a one stop market when are are planning to stay for a long in Saigon. This market is filled everything you can need. But beware of pickpockets.
Written February 28, 2017
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Jonathan D
Centennial, CO56 contributions
Shop where the locals shop!
May 2015
Rarely have I seen any tourist attractions this market. It's a great place for sightseeing and to get some of the best street food in Vietnam. If you're going to shop here you have to be sharp. I don't even go with my wife when she shops here. Because I'm Western they will double the price for everything. Since you're a tourist it only fair that you pay a little more than the locals. However this doesn't mean you should let them rip you off. If you want to buy something you should never pay more than 25% of what it would cost back home. Example, if you want to buy some sandals, you might pay $20. Here you they will cost you $5. However you will need to do a little haggling to get that price. Never seem to eager to buy anything, even if it's exactly what you have been looking for. Most importantly if you get the price you wanted or within a dollar or two you better buy it. Also always be very nice and don't try on or pick up something you don't want to buy. Respect the people, respect their culture and you will have no problems. Another thing worth mentioning is that if you want to buy some jewelry or gold the best shop in the city is Mi Hong. It's located across the street off the south east corner of the market. The best bargains are the 24k gold items. No matter what the style or pattern it always sold by weight. Don't get ripped off at the shops in District 1. Keep in mind not to wear jewelry, backpacks, or carry a hand bag. NEVER SHOP HERE AT NIGHT! Trust me I lived across the street.
Written April 28, 2016
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