Binh Tay Market (Cho Lon)
Binh Tay market (Cho Lon) is one of the oldest market in Ho Chi Minh. Cho Binh Tay was build by a Chinese business man name Quach Dam, and then was given to the government. First he put his own money to buy the land and build the market. In exchange, he just asked to build a few block of house around the market and put his statue in the centre of the market when he dead.
Nowaday, when visit Binh Tay market, people normally visit the play that people worship Quach Dam in the centre of the market. People here also consider him as the god of money.
In addition to its special architecture, Binh Tay Market is one of the busiest market in Ho Chi Minh.
Located close to the main road which connect the Mekong Delta area with Ho Chi Minh, wholesale goods transported from Southwest provinces are brought here. Sellers often solicit buyers with affordable prices.
This market has many types of product including: Clothes, consumer goods, confectionery, plastic products, shoes, bags, high-end spices, synthetic spices
Opening from 2-3 am until 9-10 pm, this place specializes in wholesale products at the lowest possible prices.
A few things you should notice
One of the things that you shouldn’t miss when you visit Cho Lon is the street foods in this market. Located in the area that the local people here usually called China Town, this market have many amazing street foods for you to try.
This market is really famous in local community for the streets foods which has the origin from China such as: Pha Lau made from pork meat and offal that is braised in a spiced stock (with curry powder sometimes added), fish ball curry (cá viên cà ry), grilled duck (vịt quay), chicken stew with traditional medicine (gà tiềm thuốc bắc), dimsum, vietnamese – chinese desserts (chè), kungfu noodle.
Some places for you to come and try the street food there:
Fish ball curry: 98B, Hai Thuong Lan Ong, Ward 10, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City.
Baoz Dimsum: 86-88 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Ward 7, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Kungfu noodle: 116 Ha Ton Quyen, Ward 4, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
You should exchange the money into Vietnamese Dong before shopping in this market because all the transactions here using Vietnamese Dong.
You can find some places to exchange money in Ho Chi Minh city
You also should notice that this place do not have much people know Vietnamese, so nonverbal languages will be the main way for you to communicate in this place.
Address: 57A Thap Muoi Street, Ward 2, District 6
For more information please contact me through:
Nguyen Minh Bao
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