Trang Tu Market

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

Spices and dried vegetables at Trang Tu Market

Trang Tu Street is lined with stores selling spices, vegetables, fruits and many others. This store sells limes, chili, garlic, shallots, onions, kumquat, lemongrass, sugar, salt at wholesale and retail. A retailer buys two packs of garlic and transfer the spices to their stores by motorcycles. The store has three sellers who serve hundreds of customers every day.

Spices and dried vegetables at Trang Tu Market

Diem store sells the same products as the above store, it also sells oil, curry powder, five-spice powder, dried chili. Prices are boards made from used corrugated boxes. Fresh limes from Ben Tre Province and other provinces in Mekong Delta cost from VND 16,000 to 35,000 per kilogram.

Fruits

Fruits dominate the Trang Tu Market. Ripe or green seasonal fruits are sold popularly on the street at cheap prices

Fruits dominate Trang Tu Market

Two vendors have their meals while talking to each other at the market. Their “fruit store” is a three-wheel vehicle that is called Xe ba gác. Products include Cavendish bananas, apple bananas, papayas. A small scale is used to weigh the fruits. Another vendor sells Cucumis sativus, she reads newspapers when their is no customer. Big umbrellas are used to protect vendors and products from the sun and the rain.

Fruits dominate Trang Tu Market

Imported and local fruits at Trang Tu Market include apple custards, sweet oranges, king oranges, apples, pears, mandarin. The stalks still remain so that the fruits has just been harvested.

Fruits are abundant at Trang Tu Market

Amrabella fruits, mangoes, dried lychees, guavas, grapes, plumps, papayas, dragon fruits, jicama, tamarind

Fresh vegetables

Fresh vegetables at Trang Tu Market

All vegetables and fruits are arranged in baskets on the street. Durians, lychees, avocados, mushrooms, breadfruits, cucumbers, beans, mustard greens, cabbages, white radishes, tomatoes, wax gourds, pineapples, luffas, etc.

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.

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