Top local market in Ho Chi Minh part II

Top local markets in Ho Chi Minh City part II

Binh Dien Market
Bình Điện market:Binh Dien Market is a great seafood market of Saigon. Situated on the city’s outskirts, Binh Dien is gigantic. Trucks and boats arrive in the small hours of morning to unload their fresh produce taken from the rivers of the East Sea, the Gulf of Thailand and the Mekong Delta. Even before the first glimmer of dawn, three enormous aircraft-sized hangers of Binh Dien are filled with reptiles, crustaceans, shells, fish, and not to mention the vegetables, fruit, poultry and meat that also arrive on trucks and boats from the fertile southern provinces. Travel to Saigon with Pelican cruise halong bay

Binh Dien Market

Binh Dien Market- source: internet

Binh Dien is quite literally Saigon’s market of markets, this market is where other markets buy their produce. By 6.30 AM, most of the produce has been bought, and workers are packing up ready for a well-earned, hearty breakfast, for this reason you need to get here early. However, as Binh Dien is like all Saigon’s markets rolled into one, it is well worth setting your alarm. Produce is divided into separate hangers (each hanger big enough to fit multiple jumbo jets): there is one for meat, one for fish and one for vegetables and shellfish. Signature Cruise halong bay

  • Address: off Nguyen Van Linh Street, District 8
  1. Ba Chieu market:
Ba Chieu Market

Ba Chieu Market -source: Internet

Another Cold War-style nuclear bunker from the outside off the burgeoning Phan Dang Luu Street, Ba Chieu Market, whose inside is equal in intensity and pace to the opposite busy road, is a big and busy market having a rougher edge than the others in this list: more unruly, more local, more frantic, a little less friendly but just as jammed full of energy and produce.

On sale here is absolutely everything. The market follows the popular pattern of vegetables and fruit around the outside, fish and meat at the center and dry goods along the narrow outer circle. So many tightly packed and labyrinthine stalls make the atmosphere almost cozy. The first floor clothes market is where you can find blankets, belts, bags and scarves. Although most of the items have their own price tags, these should be used only as a guide for how much to bargain down to: the real price is usually from two-thirds to a half of the published price tag. Thus, a belt with a VND 200,000 tag on it should be bargained down to VND 130,000-150,000. At the market canteen along the western edge of the building, great value Vietnamese dishes are available.

  • Address: corner of Phan Dang Luu & Bui Huu Nghia streets, Binh Thanh District.

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