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An Dong Market in Ho Chi Minh City

An Dong Market is another famous market after Ben Thanh Market and Cho Lon in Ho Chi Minh City. This market is located in Chinatown and has served many shop owners, boutiques, and local customers since it was built. This is also a particular local landmark that tourists rarely know about to explore and visit. Our local guide aims to introduce you to this exciting market.

Address: 34 An Duong Vuong Street, Ward 9, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City

Opening hours: 7 AM – 6 PM
In the early morning, local shop owners come to the market to collect their goods and distribute them throughout the city. From 9 AM to 3 PM is the best time to explore because all kiosks are open and ready to welcome visitors.

Recommended visit duration: 1 hour

How to Get to An Dong Market

There are a few options to get to this market from the city center. The distance is 4 kilometers from Ben Thanh.

By Bus

Bus numbers 11, 56, 38, and 45 run from the bus station near Ben Thanh Market to An Dong Market. A ticket costs VND 7,000, and it takes 30 minutes to get to the market by public bus in Ho Chi Minh City.

By Motorbike

If you travel on the back of a motorbike, it would take about 15 minutes to get here from the city center.

By Taxi

The average price for a trip is about from VND 50,000 to 70,000. If you travel by motorbike or taxi, you could get there faster than using the bus. Read more on how to avoid taxi scams in Ho Chi Minh.

A Brief History of An Dong Market

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Local commercial activities outside the market

The market was built at the end of 1951, but it was officially established in 1954 after more and more people immigrated from North Vietnam. With the help of the former government, there were more market stalls for the locals to do business. An Dong Market was the busiest fashion market in Saigon (the former name of Ho Chi Minh City), especially in Chinatown. Until now, this is one of the local markets in Ho Chi Minh City you should not miss.

What You Can Purchase at An Dong Market

An Dong Market is renowned for dried goods (cashews, shrimp, squid, fish, fruits), fabric, clothes, and shoes. Additionally, if you are a foodie, you will love to check in the street food area of the market. Moreover, over 2,000 market stalls are inside, so you are undoubtedly excited about visiting.

Read more about Ben Thanh Market and Cho Lon

With three floors and one basement, the total area of this market is more significant than Ben Thanh Market, though not as crowded. Each section caters to a specific product type, making it easy to look for what you want.

Basement

Most products on this floor are home accessories, jewelry, and dried foods. In the back are local food stalls serving broken rice, noodle soup, sweet dessert soup (locally known as Che), and refreshing drinks like sugarcane, seasonal fruit smoothies, and pennyworth.

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There are more than 50 food stalls selling local cuisines
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People also come here to buy valuable jewelry such as necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelet

Ground floor

The shops here are most suitable for shopping lovers looking for shoes, handbags, wallets, and hats.

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Shoe stores in An Dong Market

First floor

Most of the kiosks on the first floor sell clothes such as jackets, jeans, shirts, and dresses. Many Ho Chi Minh City shop owners often visit here to update the latest fashion for their boutique shops.

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There is a variety of fashionable clothes that the local customers, especially women, love to see and buy on this floor

Top floor

Fabric and crafts products are sold on the top floor of An Dong. The local tailors are regular customers of these kiosks because they always look for beautiful and unique fabric samples to make for their customers’ clothes, such as vests (suits) and Ao dai. You can buy the fabrics in meter lengths. Prices vary between VND 80,000 – and 250,000 a meter.

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Most of the second floor is occupied by the stalls of fabric and crafts

Most locals enjoy shopping at An Dong Market, besides Binh Tay (Cho Lon), as it is one of the best wholesale markets. Prices of trendy merchandise are reasonable, especially when you’re buying in bulk.

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Dried food and traditional candies at the market
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Some old tube houses, apartments, and local vendors selling beverages, fruits, and sticky rice around the market

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Summary of An Dong Market in Ho Chi Minh City

Besides Ben Thanh Market and Binh Tay Market, An Dong Market in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the local places you should not miss out on your visit. If you are looking for dried foods as souvenirs or clothes, we recommend you visit this market.

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