night-market came into being 3 years ago to lure more
and more visitors. The market nowadays is busier and
itís a new address for shopping, dining after a hard
day of working or sightseeing.
Thanh night-market meet on two roads on either sides,
Phan Boi Chau to the east and Phan Chu Trinh to the
west. The market starts at 6 pm. Restaurants serve
food from north to south; even the connoisseurs can
find their favourite food. There is almost Vietnamese
food, sometime Chinese food. Trang Bang rice-cake
or dew-exposed cakes are particular here.
Visitors can check the price on notice-boards. The
west side serves seafood. How can visitors look away
and go when seeing tantalizing smell and flavour of
seafood on sales.
On these two roads, opposite of the eateries are clothes-shop,
almost low-cost ones, shops with clothes embroidered
in flowers, Vietnamís landscape in souvenir-shops.
All things necessary made of bamboo, rattan, coconut-fruit,
Overlooking east-side is shopping-street Luu Van Lang,
about 200m long, itís formerly for sales of shoes,
sandals, clothes and now for almost everything: dolls,
hair-pins, elastic strings.
Ben Thanh night-market has long been a venue for tourists
at home and abroad.