If you're looking for more than a mediocre souvenir at a tourist shop to bring back home, then antique markets and shops in Ho Chi Minh will exceed your expectations with unbelievably reasonable prices and extraordinary merchandise. Here are the most recommended spots in the city to find unique goods that have been treasured through times.
Artifacts over 100 years old
Coming to Le Cong Kieu Antique Street, you’ll find yourself going back in time hundreds of years ago. The antiques in Ho Chi Minh on Le Cong Kieu street vary from household appliances to priceless artifacts. There are even artifacts since the feudal system reigned in Vietnam.
Address: Le Cong Kieu street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1.
Antiques and artifacts sold at No Trang Long Scrap Markets
A place for “treasure hunters” at the weekend
No Trang Long Scrap Markets is well-known for antiques in Ho Chi Minh area. The market only opens once a week on Sunday from 6 AM to 2 PM and but still attracts countless antique hunters. However, No Trang Long Scrap Markets are not as bustling as other markets and visitors can take a slow pace to watch the antiques here. Especially, there is a small space in the market’s center for auctioning valuable items.
A seller auctioning his tennis racket
A wide selection of lighters with only less than 2 USD
Address: 311/27 No Trang Long street, Ward 13, Binh Thanh District.
Nhat Tao Market is a highly recommended secondhanded market in Ho Chi Minh city. The products here are seen as top antiques in Ho Chi Minh as they are carefully selected. The sellers are also more than happy to help you find your desired item.
Address: Nhat Tao street, Ward 7, District 10
Read more on Top Streets for Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City.
Antique market in Phu Nhuan District
Tran Huu Trang Market specializes in leather bags and accessories, shoes, leather boots. However, the products here are not really second-hand since most of them are relatively new and in good quality. That’s why you’ll find the price at this market higher than other second-hand markets. Real leather products are also sold here so don’t be surprised to find gorgeous leather boots worth approximately 1 million VND.
Address: 84C Tran Huu Trang street, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District
Nguyen Tri Phuong Market is just a stone’s throw away from Nhat Tao market. Clothes are stacked along the pavements so it will be a bit difficult to find the perfect outfit. However, the quality and the price are worth considering while opting for antiques in Ho Chi Minh.
Address: 68 Nguyen Lam street, Ward 6, District 10
Antiques in Ho Chi Minh are quite a good deal for their real bargains. Nevertheless, check carefully for the product’s details because there are no antique markets take in returned or faulted products. Our Guide to Shopping in Ho Chi Minh will reveal more destinations and tips on shopping.
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