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The ‘fenced’ market in Ho Chi Minh City

The ‘fenced’ market in Ho Chi Minh City

Monday, November 23, 2015, 16:02 GMT+7

In Ho Chi Minh City, there is a market at which all trading and exchange activities have been done through the bars of a two-meter fence.

The “fenced” market, nicknamed so by local residents, is situated at Pou Yuen Industrial Park in Binh Tan District.

With a length of the fence stretched over one kilometer, trading and exchange activities here are always busy, especially in the late afternoon.

Buyers at this particular market are mainly industrial workers.

At the end of their work shift, they often gather along the fence to buy food and other essential items.

It looks uncomfortable as all trading activities are done through the small bars, but the plus is that this market offers a wide range of cheap goods.

However, since trading is banned in this area, vendors are often worried about having their goods seized by local authorities.

Người đi đường cũng tranh thủ tạt vào để lựa cho mình một vài món hàng ưng ý

A woman and her daughter look at glasses sold in front of Pou Yuen Industrial Park in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Hàng hóa được treo ngay trên hàng rào để khách lựa chọn

Products at the “fenced” market in Binh Tan District are suspended on bars. Photo:Tuoi Tre

Khi đội trật tự đô thị xuất hiện, một tiểu thương vội gom hàng chạy

A vendor at the “fenced” market runs away to prevent his goods from being confiscated by authorities. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Khu chợ trở nên nhộn nhịp vào giờ tan ca khi lượng công nhân đổ ra đông nghẹt

The “fenced” market bustles with trading activities in the late afternoon as industrial workers finish their work shift. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Các mặt hàng ăn uống cũng được khách hàng ưa chuộng

Workers buying jackfruit at the “fenced” market in Binh Tan District. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Bé Uyển Nhi (5 tuổi) vui vẻ theo cha mẹ ra chợ buôn bán

Uyen Nhi, 5, follows her mother to sell goods at the “fenced” market in Binh Tan District. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Niềm vui của người bán sau một chiều buôn may bán đắt... và không bị rượt

A vendor smiles happily as he ends his day without having his goods seized by local authorities. Photo:Tuoi Tre

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