Besides some unique architecture works such as Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace, Saigon also owns many long standing markets and they are also considered as the symbols of this city. In addition to the historical and architecture value, these below markets are bustling trading 5 oldest and most well-known markets in Saigon

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places in Saigon that attract tourists to visit and shop.

1. Ben Thanh Market

Being laid in the list of typical places of the city, Ben Thanh Market is always an interesting shopping stop for those who have opportunity to reach to Saigon, and it is also one of the oldest markets here.

Operating from 1914 to present, this 100-year-old market is not only a crowed commercial place but also a historical witness that witnessed many changes, ups and downs of the city and this is the harmony between ancient and modern Saigon. A lot of items are sold in this market, from clothing, footwear, textiles, handicrafts furniture, brocade, jewelry to specialty dishes.

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Ben Thanh Market

With long-standing, traditional values, the market appeals many foreign tourists to visit and shop. Coming here, you can hear all languages to be used to buy and sell. In the evening, around Ben Thanh market gathered into a bustling night market creating a vibrant and colorful Sai Gon.

Address: Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1.

2. Binh Tay market

Binh Tay market located at the western gateway to the city is one of destinations to be marked in the tourist map for many travelers. Having been operated since 1930, the market was built following oriental style architecture. The corners of roofs are curved following oriental-style temple with tiled roof that is both ancient and cool. A special feature of this market is that there is a large outdoor courtyard in the middle market creating airy spaces and uses outdoor natural light in harmony.

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Binh Tay Market

In addition to architectural features, Binh Tay Market is the superlative focal center of Saigon with many types of items. This place attracts most traders because majority of goods are wholesaled and transferred to the provinces in South West. If you intend to buy some household items and electronics in Saigon, you should not skip Binh Tay Market because of the welcoming and friendly sellers and affordable prices.

Location: Thap Muoi Street, Ward 2, District 6.

3. Tan Dinh Market

Tan Dinh market bearing the traces of history has always been a famous and familiar shopping of Saigon people. Built in 1926, the main gate of the market is quite nicely designed. It is a business place of many commodities, in which the most popular ones are clothing and food. Food stalls here are always high appreciated by customers thanks to tasty, attractive and diverse cuisine such as sauce noodle, crab soup, crab soup cake, a plate of fruit and well-known sticky rice chicken. Especially, if you need to buy cheap fabric, Tan Dinh market is always the top choice of many families and tourists getting from all over.

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Tan Dinh Market

Address: Hai Ba Trung Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1.

4. An Dong Market

Being one of the city’s centre markets, An Dong Market occupies the hearts of many older people attached to Saigon. With over 56 years of existence, Dong market significantly contributes to the cargo circulation in the downtown area of Saigon.

If visitors need to buy the latest fashion designs, the An Dong Market is the most appropriate place because many people rate that this market always quickly updates all the fashion models such as clothing, footwear, textiles, etc. In addition to trafficking, hotel and bank on the upstairs are really convenient for visitors to rest and exchange money in shopping tour.

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An Dong Market

Location: An Duong Vuong Street, Ward 9, District 5.

5. Ba Chieu Market

Ba Chieu Markert is one of the oldest retail markets of Sai gon, its name is also close to a lot of Saigon people and Binh Thanh area from ancient times to today. Located at quite nice and convenient location, therefore, it attracts a large number of visitors to shop and  go sightseeing every day.

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Ba Chieu Market

The main goods traded in this market are clothes, shoes, fruits and cuisine. The price of these items is relatively cheap so this market is appropriate to all people. Especially, Ba Chieu Market also has bustling night markets. The night market is not opened in the cage, clothes, shoes and night foods are mainly sold at frontage of market. At midnight, this night market becomes more bustling because of numerous items such as flowers and fruits.

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