Besides the iconic Ben Thanh Market and historic Binh Tay Market, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) has many special markets that are less-known by visitors and ex-pats. District 10 has Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, Co Giang Ward in District 1 has Russian Market and District 5 has the 24-hour Trang Tu Market which is the paradise of cheap fruits and vegetables.
Location and Opening hours
Trang Tu Market is located on Trang Tu Street, Ward 14, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City. CLICK HERE to see the location of the market on Google Maps. The market is only a few steps from Cho Lon Bus Station and 400 m from Binh Tay Market. The market is open 24 hours a day, it sells fruits, vegetables, spices and many other products during the day and become a wholesale fruit market at night.
Trang Tu Day Market
Trang Tu Day Market specializes in fruits, vegetables and spices at retail and wholesale. Stores are housed in houses on the street, they arrange products in the houses, pavements and even the street. On the other side, vendors put products on canvases, mobile carts, two-wheel or three-wheel vehicles. Stores at the market open from the morning to the early evening. What does Trang Tu Market sell during the day?
Spices and dried vegetables
Fruits dominate the Trang Tu Market. Ripe or green seasonal fruits are sold popularly on the street at cheap prices
Trang Tu Night Market
From midnight until early morning, Trang Tu Street become a place to buy fruits and peanuts at wholesale. The street is lightened with dozens of lights and full of customers, vendors, retailers, shippers, trucks, three-wheel vehicles, motorcycles at night. Most of the fruits are from Mekong Delta, the highlights of the market include cheap prices and fresh fruits. Trang Tu Night Market is not less busy and noisy than the day market and other wholesale markets in Saigon. When the sun is going to rise, the night market is sparser. At 6:00 AM, the spaces are for the day market of Trang Tu.