In the year of development and integration, dynamic cities like Ho Chi Minh city are packed with high-end shopping malls and become a shopping paradise to local and foreigners visitors coming from every corner around the world. If you really want to get in touch with Vietnamese culture, and blend in with the locals, don’t miss to visit Tan Dinh Market. This is where you can observe Vietnamese people in every aspect of their lives, from the way they talk and the way they eat, to how a typical day in Vietnam unfolds.
Located at 48 Hai Ba Trung street, Tan Dinh ward, District 1. This market is opposite to the famous 150-year-old pink Tan Dinh Church, making it easier to find your way around this area.
Built by the French colonial government in 1926, Tan Dinh market serves as one of the city’s historical monuments as well as a well-known shopping location for both locals and newcomers. Since it is located right at the corner of the Hai Ba Trung – Nguyen Huu Cau crossroads, it has four gateways. After nearly 100 years of existence, Tan Dinh market has remained as a prominent commercial center of Saigon’s downtown area which houses a food court and thousands of stalls selling groceries, clothing, footwear, fruits, textiles, and everything in between.
Although food and fabrics are Tan Dinh market’s specialty, this market also contains a plethora of commodities to make your everyday routine that much better or bring something home to remind you of Vietnam! Clothing, footwear, accessories, fresh produce, household items, and many other thing, you name it! Many products are of good quality but there are also other ordinary products that they sell at affordable prices for people with small budgets. It would take you about one hour to go around and discovery all things displayed. But you should see for yourself the items that made this market so well-know to the locals.
Tan Dinh Market is one of the safest markets in Ho Chi Minh City thanks to the professional team of security guards who work 24/24. Smoking is not allowed inside the market to ensure fire safety. The motorcycle and bicycle parking is next to the market and managed well.