In markets in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Dien market in district 8 is known as the busiest. In addition to serving traders in nearby areas, the market can meet the needs of people from the West, South East and the Central Highlands.
Binh Dien seafood market with hundreds of types of shrimp and fish supply to the whole Saigon and neighboring provinces.
The market is divided into three sectors, including seafood, vegetables and poultry. However, the fishery is still crowded, attracting many traders.
The people in Binh Dien are accustomed to living the night to day, the day at night, the time of life is reversed. But if you go to these markets at night, you will see all the bustle of it.
Fresh and saltwater fish are very diverse, most of which are sold in large quantities at low prices.
Aquaculture area of 2,000 m2 is divided into two subdivisions including zone E which is marine fish market and zone D which are fish market and other seafood.
At first, when you come here, you will certainly feel interested because there are hundreds of species of fish. Many of them even housewives cannot know the name or know the name but never seen before.
Aquaculture in Binh Dien market accounts for more than 70% of the seafood market in HCMC
Every day, there are thousands of fresh seafood vehicles from the West and the East coming here to send goods to the seafood market. Approximately 500 tons of seafood is consumed in Binh Dien market. Most of them are consumed for traders or supplied to supermarkets. However, if visitors wish to buy with large quantities, they will be offered preferential price as the sale to the dealers. The fishes are sold with a price lower than the normal market: ten thousands dong per one kilogam.
To keep the fishes always fresh, traders have to preserve fishes by cold ice. Market’s management regularly checks preservatives to ensure that fishes are not impregnated with anti-slip that agents to ensure health.
Fresh seafood quarters are always crowded.
The more traders at night, the more crowded this market is. Many workers accept the night porters and drag the fish to make a living. The salary for one night is over a hundred thousand dong.
People come to buy busily until dawn and then quickly deliver goods to the market for sale. Binh Dien seafood trading market was cleaned and closed at 6am.
If you come to Sai Gon, please remember to visit the Binh Dien fish market to feel the busy life, but not less of the hard work of Binh Dien people and do not forget to buy fresh fish as the best gifts for family and relatives!