TOP 5 POPULAR NIGHT MARKET IN HO CHI MINH CITY



There are abundant night markets in Saigon, in which Ben Thanh Night Market, Ba Chieu Night Market, Binh Tay Night Market, Ho Thi Ky Night Flower Market, Tan Dinh Market are the most famous and most vibrant ones that you should not miss. 

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Traveling to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), and discovering the cuisine of the night market has long become one of the favorite activities that you should not miss. So which are the most famous night markets with countless unique, eye-catching products and dishes? Let's check out some of the best night markets in Ho Chi Minh city with us through this article.

1 - Ben Thanh Night Market - top 5 night markets in Saigon 

Ben Thanh Market is one of the oldest markets in Saigon with an age of more than 100 years, the ideal places for tourists to visit and shop, especially to discover local cuisine at night. The most prominent architecture of Ben Thanh Market is the tower with 4 clocks facing 4 directions, placed on the main gate. There are also 12 side gates to create convenience for people in and out of the market, which are eye-catchingly decorated with unique relief paintings such as cows, swans, rays, bananas,.., created by the Vietnamese.

 

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Ben Thanh is one of the largest night markets in Saigon - Source: VnExpress 

Ben Thanh Night Market is also the name of a specific market on the left side of Ben Thanh Market, where you can easily see stalls selling from handicrafts with embroidery, oil or lacquer paintings, ceramics, to souvenirs, clothes, and shoes. Especially, the diverse culinary in this Saigon night market appears in the form of many stalls, each of them has different dishes with all kinds of food at affordable prices and listed on the price list. You can try grilled ribs, chicken and spring rolls, beef with guise leaves, seafood, beer and other specialties such as Nam Bo beef noodle soup, Hue beef noodle soup, Quang noodles, Nam Vang noodle soup,...

- Location: No.13 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

- Night market Ho Chi Minh opening hours: 7pm - 11pm

2 - Top night markets in Saigon: Ba Chieu Night Market

Built on a large area in Binh Thanh District in 1942, Ba Chieu Market is one of the busiest markets in Saigon with the main gate on the front of Phan Dang Luu Street. There are 8 main selling areas and 1,479 business stalls, which is a place specializing in trading a variety of items from clothes and shoes to fruits, fresh and dried foods at extremely reasonable prices.

 

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Like other night markets in Saigon, Ba Chieu is hub of food - Source: Vernon Raineil Cenzon

At night, Ba Chieu Market becomes a special culinary paradise with all the famous delicacies such as Ba Chieu chicken sticky rice, vermicelli, grilled vermicelli, etc. More specifically, if you come to this Saigon night market in the early afternoon, you can enjoy the delicious banh chung, banana cake, pineapple leaf molded cake served with irresistible greasy coconut milk. This night market in Ho Chi Minh City is also a place to visit for many people who want to buy goods in large quantities and at cheap prices. The source of the market's goods is highly appreciated for its richness and diversity from women's, men's and children's clothing, to shoes, bags, hats…, which makes Ba Chieu Night Market one of the worth visiting night markets in Saigon. 

- Location: No.40 Dien Hong Street, Ward 1, Binh Thanh District

- Opening hours: 5pm - 12am

3 - Binh Tay Night Market - one of the oldest night markets in Ho Chi Minh City 

Binh Tay Market, also known as Lon Moi Market, is a market established in the 20s of the twentieth century on a land area of more than 1.7ha. This night market in Saigon was built with classical Asian style architecture with curved roof corners with dragon and phoenix motifs, sophisticated patterns.

 

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One of top night markets in Ho Chi Minh City to visit - Source: Internet

As at night markets in Saigon, at night, the atmosphere here turns cooler and Binh Tay Market becomes even more prominent and shimmering under the bright red lanterns. Just like during the day, you can freely shop for hot items such as clothes, bags, home appliances,… Prices in this Saigon night market are not the same at every stall, so you need to know how to bargain or go with a local to buy a quality item that is worth your money. You also should save some space in your stomach to taste Vietnamese dishes such as bamboo shoots with vermicelli, boiled duck, wet cake, hot porridge and fried rice. After eating, you can have dessert and buy some little souvenirs.

- Location: No.57A Thap Muoi Street, Ward 2, District 6

- Opening hours: 7pm - 10pm

4 - Top 5 night markets in Saigon: Ho Thi Ky Night Flower Market

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The land of flowers in Saigon - Source: Internet

Built in 1987 with the age of more than 30 years, Ho Thi Ky Night Flower Market located right next to Le Hong Phong Apartment Building is the largest wholesale flower market in Saigon. Coming to this night market in Saigon, you can easily come across hundreds of flowers as diverse as chrysanthemums, marigolds, gerberas, auspicious, phalaenopsis, roses, sunflowers, lilies and many other flowers. They are mainly imported from famous flower growing localities in Vietnam, especially Dalat, the city of flowers. Ho Thi Ky Market is one of a few night markets in Saigon that specializes in selling flower arrangements and flower baskets already arranged from bamboo and rattan so that visitors can freely choose.

Many people who have gone to this night market in Ho Chi Minh City for the first time may mistakenly think that the market only sells flowers, but in fact, there is a food court located in the inner alley. On holidays, special ones like Valentine's Day or March 8, October 20 or November 20, the market is even more crowded and crowded with buyers and sellers than usual.

- Location: Alley 52 Ho Thi Ky Street, Ward 1, District 10

- Opening hours: all day

5 - Tan Dinh Night Market - top best night markets in Saigon

Dubbed the “market of  the rich”, Tan Dinh Market was built in 1926 with an ancient architectural style, bearing the historical vestiges of the city. As one of the oldest markets in Saigon, Tan Dinh Market stands out on a street corner with 4 main doors, the front is designed with three bell towers, one in the middle and two towers on either side. Today, the bell tower in the middle of this Saigon night market still keeps the old bell and the antique clock on the market gate.

 

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Top food night markets in Saigon - Source: Jasrelle Serrano

During the day, this is a place for people to buy fabrics and clothes, while Tan Dinh Night Market is an attractive and bustling culinary destination with the presence of many delicious Saigon dishes. Like other night markets in Ho Chi Minh City, here, you can try out some tasty food such as noodle soup, rib porridge, night broken rice, frog porridge, chicken sticky rice and sweet soups at an affordable and reasonable price.

- Location: No.336, Hai Ba Trung Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1

- Opening hours: 7pm - 3am the next day

Exploring the famous night markets has long become one of the favorite activities of many tourists when coming to vibrant, bustling Saigon regardless of day or night. How about you? After reading this article, do you want to go and enjoy delicious food at these night markets in Saigon?

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