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Taking Bus Line 14 to travel through local wet markets

By Lac Ha - Gia Nghi

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HCMC – Embarking on a journey aboard bus number 14, one can discover the vibrant tapestry of storied wet markets in HCMC.

Bus Line 14 traverses from Mien Dong Coach Station in Binh Thanh District to Mien Tay Coach Station in Binh Tan District. Buses plying this route operate from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m., with buses departing every 10-15 minutes. The total travel time for the entire route is about 60 minutes.

Thi Nghe Market in Binh Thanh District

A view of Thi Nghe Market in Binh Thanh District

Nestled at Hoa Binh Square, Thi Nghe Market sits beside the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal. Despite its modest size, this bustling market offers a diverse array of items, from farm produce to household essentials, catering to the varied needs of the local community.

The market is crowded with customers on the morning

The market buzzes with activity, particularly in the early morning and late afternoon, making it an ideal stop for a glimpse into local life. After perusing the market, visitors can explore nearby attractions like Thi Nghe Church and Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

Ho Thi Ky Market in District 10

Hidden within a bustling residential neighborhood along Ho Thi Ky Street, Ho Thi Ky Market has flourished for over 35 years as one of HCMC’s premier flower hubs. Renowned for its vibrant blooms, the market also boasts a variety of street foods, offering local delicacies alongside international flavors from Thailand, South Korea and Japan.

Ho Thi Ky Market is one of HCMC’s largest flower hubs
It is also considered a food paradise in the city with a variety of street foods

Thiec Market in District 11

Located on Pho Co Dieu Street, Thiec Market is the largest marketplace for affordable gold and jewelry in HCMC. Beyond its glittering treasures, the market is a popular dining spot among locals, offering local culinary delights.

A gold and jewelery shop in Thiec Market

An Lac Market

Covering 8,400 square meters on Kinh Duong Vuong Street, An Lac Market features both indoor and outdoor sections. Vendors line the outdoor stalls with groceries and fresh produce, while indoors, shoppers can browse through clothing, footwear, and handbag selections.

Inside the market, shoppers can buy various clothing, footwear, and handbag products

In addition to these bustling markets, passengers on Bus Line 14 can further explore HCMC’s attractions, including the War Remnants Museum in District 3, Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in District 1, Reunification Palace in District 1, and Tuyen Lam Pagoda in District 6.

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