Binh Tay Market

 Binh Tay Market is the big market in Cholon (Saigon's Chinatown). Like Ben Thanh Market, Binh Tay Market also is a large traditional market, however, It has its own characteristics and prices are cheaper.

OVERVIEW

Cholon previously established as a separate city of Saigon. In the years 1930-1950 due to urbanization, Saigon and Cholon gradually merged together.

There are many temples, homes, and clubs of Chinese, 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.

This area has many cafes, restaurants, shops of Chinese herbs and Vietnam herbs ( Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street).

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/Grab.  You should combine both Google Maps and Bus Map apps for more convenience.

For bus:

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.

EXPERIENCES

Like Ben Thanh market, you should bargain when shopping here.

Cholon area is very large,  you can visit this place within half a day or one day.

You should dress neatly, wear shoes because you have to move a lot, bring water and snacks enough for long trip.

You can refer to the official website of the Binh Tay Market authorities: www.chobinhtay.gov.vn.

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