Do you know there is a Russian market in the heart of Ho bỏ ra Minh City? There they hang Russian signboards, turn on Russian music, sell things Russian people love khổng lồ buy, souvenirs and foods imported from Russia. This Russian corner reminds people who have lived in Russia about their second trang chủ country. Furthermore, it has become a favorite place to buy winter clothing & accessories and products made in Russia. Although there are more and more shopping centers and markets open in the biggest city in Vietnam, the Russian Market in Ho bỏ ra Minh city still attracts thousands of customers every day thanks to good prices, quality, service and location.

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Russian Market is located at 328 Vo Van Kiet Street, teo Giang Ward, District 1, Ho bỏ ra Minh City. It is only 2 km from Ben Thanh Market. It is easy khổng lồ reach the market by xe taxi that costs VND 16,000/km or motorbike taxi which costs VND 5,000/km.

History of Russian Market in Ho chi Minh City

The Russian Market in Ho chi Minh đô thị was established in 2000 by Mr. Nguyen Manh Cuong. He was a Vietnamese soldier who was sent to lớn the Soviet Union for pilot training from 1982 lớn 1986. The Soviet Union was dissolved into Russia – the biggest country, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Estonia, Uzbekistan, etc. When he returned khổng lồ Vietnam, he opened a store in Tax Trading Center, then moved to lớn Saigon Square.

In 2000, Mr. Cuong opened a store in the Central Garden building và called his friends & vendors who sell Russian products to lớn locals or Vietnamese products khổng lồ Russian partners to lớn join the “Russian Market”. Mr. Cuong said: “I was just a soldier who left the army. I created this market in order khổng lồ gather people who love Russia for doing business. A large number of vendors and workers had been in Russia, some are doctors, some are engineers, some were migrant workers who studied & worked in Russia”.

Through many ups và downs, the 3 floors of the Central Garden have become a market that attracts lots of locals & foreigners including expats & tourists. In the past, Russian products và winter clothes could be found at Tax Trading Center. Tax Center was closed, most vendors moved khổng lồ the Russian Market. In 2009, Tong Linh Giang Joint Stock Company invested in the market which attracts vendors selling Russian products và winter clothing in Tax Center và other places.


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Buildings, amenities & services at Russian Market in Ho chi Minh City

The market covers 3 floors above ground, with a total area of approximately 2,000 m2. It has about 200 stores selling everything from clothes, accessories to lớn foods and souvenirs.

The facade of the market is decorated with Russia pictures. The main entrance imitates old Russian architectural works with onion-like domes. The text “RUSSIAN MARKET – SAIGON – VIETNAM” can be seen on the entrance. The fountain with 13 spheres in front of the entrance is also remarkable. Stores in the market have signboards in both Vietnamese and Russian. They are certainly decorated in Russian style. So that people who have lived in Russia feel lượt thích being in a real Russian market although it is located in Saigon, Vietnam.


Fountain & the entrance with onion-like domes


A signboard in Russian & Vietnamese


The souvenir stored is designed in Russian style

The building where the Russian Market is housed has a spacious ground oto parking & a motorbike parking in the basement. The market is equipped with modern escalators, air-conditioners and a lighting system. Some benches are available for customers to lớn sit và take a rest.


Russian Market is in Central Garden building which has a spacious car parking


Motorbike park in the basement


Modern escalators


Customers can sit on benches outside the market, there are many foreigners as you can see in the photo


Vendors are friendly and able khổng lồ speak Russian, Vietnamese and English

What is sold at Russian Market in Ho bỏ ra Minh City?

Clothes & accessories

More than half of the stores sell winter clothes & accessories for women, men and children. Winter jackets, winter boots, sweaters, socks, scarfs, winter hats are everywhere in the market although Ho chi Minh đô thị has no winter. There is no lack of fall and summer clothes, backpacks, coats, T-shirts, blouses, dresses, skirts, etc.

These fashion products are sold at retail lớn customers who live for working or travel to Saigon và would like to buy winter clothing. Korean, Japanese, Chinese, European, American customers love to shop at the market thanks khổng lồ a wide range of choices, cheap prices, good service & nice vendors who can speak English và Russian fluently.

According lớn Mr. Tong who owned the market, every vendor và the market’s management know that it is not easy to attract customers khổng lồ the market. So they bởi vì not offer customers overpriced products. Chất lượng and price are the most important here. All products are bought from factories, vendors keep updated about lastest clothing trends and ensure the unique of products.

The stores bởi not only sell clothes và accessories at retail but also wholesale. They sell products lớn Vietnamese retailers and export fashion products to lớn countries in temperate and frigid zones. Three logistics companies in the markets help to transfer products between Vietnam và Russia.


Long winter coats including puffer jackets & wool fel jackets for women


Winter sneakers


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Fall & summer coats are also available

Russian food & beverage

Products from U.S.A., Australia, Japan, Korea and vương quốc nụ cười are popular at supermarkets, markets & stores in Ho bỏ ra Minh City. This is one of a few places to buy products from Russia. Here customers can find the famous Raffaello chocolates, sunflower seeds, canned foods including salted herring & canned peach, Russian dumplings, BBQ shashlik marinate spices, caviar, cured pork fat, ketchup, etc. The stores also sell a wide range of made-in-Russia alcoholic drinks .


Legendary Soviet chocolate Alyonka, Rafaello chocolate, salted herring, Babkinu roasted sunflower seeds are favorite foods at Russian Market in Ho chi Minh City

Russian souvenirs

Customers vày not need to travel Russia to lớn buy nice items which are known as the vị trí cao nhất souvenirs khổng lồ buy in Russia.


Matryoshka dolls or nestin dolls consists of a wooden figure which separates at the middle from top to bottom, to reavel a smaller figure. The mix usually follow a theme which may be a fairy tale story or even Soviet leaders


These đáng yêu roly-poly toy dolls with red body, đen hair & round head, arm and body never fall, swing và make sounds when you push them

Cafe Restaurant in Russian Market in Ho bỏ ra Minh City

Would you lượt thích to find a place khổng lồ relax & enjoy some Russian food? The cafe Restaurant is the right choice to taste amazing Russian specialty foods cooked by experienced chefs in a warm atmosphere.

Markets are the soul of Ho chi Minh City & they play an important role in people"s lives. You can find tons of markets when coming to the city, & the markets differ fundamentally in all kinds of goods. Besides the iconic ones like Ben Thanh Market or the traditional local wet market like Ba Chieu Market, Binh Tay Market, & Hoa Hung Market, people are still in love with ones reserved for a particular culture. Ho chi Minh is the land of people coming from a lot of parts of the world, so it is a no-brainer that there are markets purchasing things & reflecting somehow these countries. Among the most unique and outstanding of that kind, the Russian Market in Ho đưa ra Minh đô thị should be a must-see place for everyone.

How lớn Get lớn the Russian Market in Ho chi Minh City

The market stands at the Central Garden building which is located at 328 Vo Van Kiet, co Giang Ward, District 1. It is quite easy khổng lồ come there by different means of transportation including motorbike, bus, taxi, và Grab. Also, the market is located in an ideal spot as Vo Van Kiet Street is the main road that link the west and the east of Ho đưa ra Minh City.


Opening hours

9 AM - 8 PM (From Monday to Sunday)


If you"re driving to lớn the Russian Market, you"ll need lớn park in the basement and then take the stairs lớn the market


Entrance to lớn the market when walking from the basement

How Did the Russian Market in Ho bỏ ra Minh city Appear?

After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Russia faced a crisis và began lớn carry out reforms. Then the price escalated dramatically, và there was an increased demand from the Russians for clothes and life necessities. Making use of the situation, the Vietnamese who studied & worked in Russia at the time brought things from Ho bỏ ra Minh thành phố to Russia lớn sell & make profits.

Later, the demand for Russian goods also experienced a rise in Ho đưa ra Minh City, and then the Russian Market appeared in 2000 when the Central Garden came into operation.

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What to Buy in the Russian Market in Ho chi Minh City


The Russian Market, much lượt thích its name, reflects the country from the exterior decoration to lớn the atmosphere inside. Inside the market, there are 3 floors the first two are for trading, and the last one is for packaging. The market additionally includes a coffee shop, a restaurant, và a souvenir cửa hàng that serves different people. Also, the total area of the market is approximately 2,000 square meters, consisting of about 100 booths offering different goods. The goods are various from clothes, & shoes to unique souvenirs that you don"t need to bargain as the prices are really reasonable and some of them are clearly written on the merchandise.


The majority of the goods are from Russia or produced in Vietnam khổng lồ export khổng lồ Russia. For a long time, the Russia Market in Ho đưa ra Minh thành phố has been known as the paradise of warm clothes like overcoats, windbreakers, và big-sized ones that attract Vietnamese going overseas, Russians and expats in Vietnam as well. There are also lots of high-quality sportswear displayed in kiosks. Being designed to wear in cold weather, the clothes are in plain màu sắc and thus, suited lớn many people"s preferences & styles.


The options range from casual clothes...

* coats/hoodies

* winter clothes

Another interesting thing you can find in this market is that most of the sellers used to lớn study & work in Russia; they can speak Vietnamese, English, & Russian. Sometimes they chia sẻ stories with the customers like with acquaintances that they haven"t seen for so long, & their sheer smiling faces brighten the bustling market. The warm & friendly atmosphere is also a factor that makes the market much loved.


Russian souvenirs in Ho đưa ra Minh City


There are 2 floors so the choices are abundant


The aisles are a bit narrow so you"ll need lớn squeeze yourself in a little bit

And last but not least, don"t forget to lớn go around the market, enjoy the trading scene, and siêu thị for something useful or nice. Russian dolls, warm gloves, và big-sized shirts are among the best-seller items in this market. Also, you can find it interesting to lớn catch sight of a line of booths with Russian names in front, standing side by side. It will make you feel like in little Russia in Ho đưa ra Minh City.

Conclusion on the Russian Market in Ho bỏ ra Minh City

The Russian Market is lượt thích a miniature of Russia in the center of Ho bỏ ra Minh City. There are a bunch of reasons that it is a must for you to lớn pay a visit lớn that quality market. The place offers you another different aspect of the city và is entirely worth your time for sure. You can siêu thị for Russian foods, souvenirs, or warm clothes at affordable prices.

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