Bình Tây Market

Bình Tây Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Ho Chi Minh: Authentic Market Cyclo Tour

1. 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 City: Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

2. 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 City: Private Guided Sightseeing & History Tour

3. Ho Chi Minh City: Private Guided Sightseeing & History Tour

Your tour begins with hotel pick-up at 08:00AM by luxury air-conditioned vehicle, from here you will start your Ho Chi Minh half-day tour. Experience the city of Ho Chi Minh like never before, taking the day to explore the city's history, culture, and traditions as you tour around some of its most famed sites, markets, restaurants, and pagodas. Visit the Reunification Palace, being able to listen to your guide's interesting historical knowledge about the structure that was formerly the South Vietnamese President's residence prior to the end of the war in 1975. You will then get the chance to witness the French influence through the French colonial architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. Following this, you will head over to the War Remnants Museum, where you can see the vast exhibits regarding the American-Vietnamese War. Next, enjoy a cycle ride to the Ben Thanh Market, where upon arrival you can wander through the vendor-lined walkways that make up one of the city's oldest surviving structures. You will even get the chance to purchase a few unique gifts, such as local crafts, textiles, or other souvenirs. At midday, stop at a popular local restaurant for an authentic Vietnamese meal with your guide. Next, follow your guide to Chinatown to wonder at the intricate architecture and detail of Thien Hau and learn about their spiritual significance. Finally, end the day with a visit to Binh Tay Market, wandering through the vendor-lined walkways before being transported back to your hotel at approximately 5:30PM.

Ho Chi Minh: Scooter Tour of Chinatown

4. 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

5. Discover China Town by Pedicab

The tour will begin with a 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. Thien Hau is the Vietnamese transcription of the Chinese name Tianhou ("Empress of Heaven"), an epithet of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, the deified form of Lin Moniang, a medieval Fujianese girl credited with saving one or some of her family members from harm during a typhoon through her spiritual power. After visiting the temple, you will relax on cyclo (pedicab) going around China Town and visiting some local shops, where you can find many traditional Chinese products including medicinal herbs and clothing. China Town is an interesting place to see classical Chinese architecture reminiscent of years gone by with plenty of Chinese restaurants. We then visit Cha Tam Church (or Saint Francis Xavier Parish Church), is the first church for the Catholic parishioners of the local Chinese community in Ho Chi Minh City. Last stop is Binh Tay Market, constructed by the French in the 1880s, is located in the centre of Vietnam’s largest China Town district.

Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City Private Jeep Tour

6. Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City Private Jeep Tour

Your army Jeep and guide will meet you at the hotel and you will start the city tour by visiting the Reunification Palace - the former residence of the President of South Vietnam and The War Remnant Museum which contains countless artifacts, photographs documenting and the effects of the war on the north. Planes, tanks, bombs and helicopters are displayed at the outdoor part of the museum After leaving the city, take a 2 hour drive to Mr. Mushroom’s farm and restaurant. Visit the farm and hear about the vegetables and herbs there. After the farm tour, enjoy your meal with fresh ingredients picked from his farm. Following lunch, it takes just 15 minutes to drive to Cu Chi Tunnels. Upon arrival, watch a short introductory video about land and then visit various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters. You even can explore the tunnels by yourself. (You may like to try out war-era guns. Check them out at the shooting range at your own expense). The trip concludes at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Bình Tây Market

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 30 reviews

It was a great tour, with a very friendly and knowledgable guide. We were lucky because we were the only two people booked for the day. That meant that we could stay as long or as short as we wanted at any particular sight. The hour-long cyclo bike ride through Chinatown and the Ho Thi Ky flower market was a great start. It's amazing how the cyclo drivers can maneuver around the rest of the crazy Saigon traffic! Next was a visit to the oldest Buddhist temple in Saigon. Watching the monks chant before eating their meal was a surreal experience. Every stop on the tour was an interesting part of the day. The guide answered every question that we had. This tour is a great value and definitely worth the money!

Thank you for this wonderful day in Saigon. Well organized, our guide Hung went from sight to sight. The driver was always ready to drive to the next station. Hung speaks perfect German and we felt very well informed and entertained. It was an unforgettable day in this city. Recommended to anyone who doesn't have too much time in Saigon. Seen all the major sights and had a lot of fun included. A big thank you to our guide.

All things clear with my wonderful guide and I have an excellent experience with this trip. Especially, I enjoyed Pho is one of the famous dishes. Let travel with this company.

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.