Ba Chieu Market is located in the central area of Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. The market was built in 1942 with a total area of 8,465 square meters, until 1987, it was upgraded and repaired. It is one of the largest and oldest retail markets in Ho Chi Minh City.
In Ba Chieu market, people can find everything from fishes and flip flops to bedding and bottled water. The market is a big, cool, shaded place and overflows into the surrounding streets. Ba Chieu market is not in the center of Ho Chi Minh City so there is no mass-tourism here. The market traders and customers are friendly and more than willing to help. However, foreign visiters come here knowing nothing about Vietnamese should bring a Vietnamese friend or a Vietnamese guide.
Not only in daytime, but also when the sun goes down the market is very bustling with a number of goods for sale such as clothes, shoes, fruits, flowers, night foods and so on. Small businesses receive goods from small trucks and sell them. In the night light, bustling shopping atmosphere creates an interesting feature for Ba Chieu market.
There are some food stalls outside the market and visitors can combine a visit with a cheap, tasty lunch. Down the right hand side of the market is a thin, covered walkaway full of people selling a huge variety of fruit, so make sure you pick up some of that. On the market’s 1st floor are stalls selling loads of clothes, so if you’re in the mood for a new wardrobe, this is the place to go. Just don’t forget to haggle. The phrases “đắt quá” (expensive) and “bớt đi” (give me a discount) will come in handy.
Tourists come here will be surprised with the busy chatter of Ba Chieu Market, remember the busy scene of people who buy and sell. Ba Chieu Night Market is famous thanks to its central location in Binh Thanh, pretty items and affordable prices.
With the aim of bringing business activities into order and efficiency, building markets is increasingly civilized – clean and beautiful – safe, small businesses are happy, gentle, polite in communication, selling at the right price. Good customer service. Ba Chieu Market Management Board and Small Business Market after the pilot construction period and now determined to register for construction of a market with business civilization standard.