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Bình Tây Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Ho Chi Minh City: Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

1. Ho Chi Minh City: Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

Dive into District 6 (Quân 6), Ho Chi Minh City's alternative side. Step away from the tourist trails and follow your local guide on a private tour full of surprises. Check out Ba Chien Hau pagoda, Binh Tay market, local street art, spot architectural gems, and more. See and learn about the unexpected side of Ho Chi Minh City. Let your guide show you hangout spots and historical spots representative of the area.

Ho Chi Minh: Authentic Market Cyclo Tour

2. Ho Chi Minh: Authentic Market Cyclo Tour

Your cyclo tour will cover various highlights of Ho Chi Ming, starting with Ho Thi Ky. This is considered the biggest flower market in town, and is known as the Langbiang Plateau (famously located in Dalat) of HCM City. From there you will visit the pet market, before continuing on to the Ba Hat Market, where Saigonese people can buy fresh food and fruit. From there, you will visit the Nhat Tao Market, where many skilled electronic technicians can make old PCs and TVs into new to sell to the poor in the southwestern region. The Tan Thanh Market is next, where you can find all kinds of motorcycle parts. Soai Kinh Lam Market is a big fabric market, with nearly 500 stalls which sell silks, suit material, cotton for shirts, and material for curtains, corduroy, tartans, and denim. You'll then visit the Binh Tay Market, which was built as per western architecture but with bold Chinese influence. This market sells only wholesale goods. Following that, the Kim Bien Market has commodities such as telephones accessories, computers, sunglasses, cosmetics, toys, labor-protective clothing, and industry chemicals. You'll finally visit the Thien Hau Pagoda, which is a Chinese-style temple located on Nguyễn Trãi Street in Cho Lon (Chinatown).

Ho Chi Minh: Scooter Tour of Chinatown

3. Ho Chi Minh: Scooter Tour of Chinatown

See another side of Saigon with a tour of Cho Lon, also known as Chinatown. Travel with your guide by scooter and on foot and explore markets and off-the-beaten-path spots. Stroll through Binh Tay Market, enjoy a ride on a scooter, and visit a Chinese herb street at Trieu Quang Phuc. Stop at a local place for fresh kumquat juice at Ho Thi Ky flower market. Take in the colorful sights and exotic smells of the markets of Chinatown. See the spiral incense at Thien Hau Temple and stop by Chua Van Phat - the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Places visited include: The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument Ho Thi Ky Wholesale Flower Market Nguyen Thien Thuat Oldest Apartment Local Cambodian Market Famous medicine street Thien Hau Temple – The oldest Chinese Temple in HCMC Chua Van Phat – the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas Cho Lon (Binh Tay Market) Motorbike market

Discover China Town by Pedicab

4. Discover China Town by Pedicab

Choose from a group or private experience and begin your tour with a relaxing pedicab ride to the Lady Thien Hau Temple. This temple, built to worship Lady Thien Hau (the goddess of the sea), is one of the most interesting and ancient temples in the China Town area. After visiting the temple, you can walk around China Town and visit some of the local shops. Chinatown is also a place of great historical and cultural importance. This area is a popular site for those on the tourist trail and also attracts many Taiwanese and Chinese visitors. Chinatown is an interesting place to see classical Chinese architecture reminiscent of years gone by with plenty of Chinese restaurants. Here you can find traditional Chinese products including medicinal herbs, clothing, and more. After departing for the China Town area, you will visit Cha Tam Church. You will then go shopping at Binh Tay Market, the largest market in Ho Chi Minh City or at the lacquerware factory where you can find special products made here in Vietnam. You can easily combine exploring and shopping in Chinatown.

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What people are saying about Bình Tây Market

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Our guide Lam was very motivated and guided us through places where we would have not gone otherwise. It was really helpful to have some additional explanations and not only walk through Chinatown and some other roads. I enjoyed that he is not a professional guide and works during the week as a professional in a industry company. He uses the tours to get additional inspirations from foreign countries and to further improve his english. He was very knowledgable on local fruits and in case he didn‘t know the english translations quick in googling them and showing the results. Although the tour is officially only planned for 3h Lam took some extra time to folllow our wishes and take time for photos ending up with more than 4h in total. We really enjoyed the time with Lam.

Walking tour with a local

Before the tour the local guide (in our case a student) contacts you to see if you have any specific interests so it can more tailored to your needs. We did a lot of walking and occasionally took a local bus, so good walking shoes are a must. The guide was pleasant and it was nice to hear some personal aspects of living in a city like HCMC. All in all a nice experience.

A good start into the turbulent city

A good start into the turbulent city. Since there are not too many tourist highlights in the city, it is very pleasant to take a look behind the scenes with a guide. Our guide did it quite well.

Punctual collection, a reminder by e-mail the day before, friendly, competent and helpful drivers, with whom you felt safe at all times

i enjoyed the textiles and notions, handicraft items. the temples were great as well.