On a peak day, Ben Thanh market welcomes more than 450 international visitors for sightseeing and shopping, up 50% - 60% as compared with a normal day.
|Foreign visitors do the shopping in Ben Thanh market (Photo: SGGP)|
Around 200-250 tourists book their tours to visit China town (Cho Lon) in Ho Chi Minh City and do the shopping at Binh Tay market a day, not including a great number of individual tourists.
“Most visitors come from Japan, Korea and Malaysia. The handicraft such as bamboo, brocade, hand-made pottery and wooden furniture are best selling. Coming next are tea and coffee”, said the management board of Ben Thanh market.