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Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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The western part of the city is dominated by Cholon (Chinatown), a thickly settled district rife with teahouses and pagodas and the famous Binh Tay Market.
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"binh tay"
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"chinese market"
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"busy market"
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"lunar new year"
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"main market"
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"big market"
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"worth a visit"
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"for sale"
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"interesting place"
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"cantonese"
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"tourists"
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"ben"
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"merchandise"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we tried to visit here yesterday based on tourist information we read, this district is miles away from where we were staying so we endured a long taxi ride to be totally disappointed and then stuck in an area with didn't know with no taxi...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tran Phu Street or Duong Tran Phu in District 5 has lots of local painters’ studios. Tran Phu is only 10 minutes’ drive from the Opera House and Union Square, but it’s quite far removed from the tourist drag. A useful landmark is the Windsor...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved it as got to delve into the local community and culture. Very busy and stay alert as scooters nad bikes whizzing past in all directions. However if you like to go off the beaten tourist route then this is a must and some...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited twice - 22nd and 23rd May 2018 and here is the thing: - I read some of the reviews here on the rat - not sighted, - I read some of the reviews on dirty and smelly - acceptable level as it is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to do shopping but a lot of the places were closed due to renovation. Whatever places were open we had pretty good bargains.

1  Thank atul r
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the 5 temple walk8ng China Town tour which is found in most guide books. All 5 temples are different. Most of the temples have a pond. Each temple interior is different, 2 are large and the remaining 3 are smaller. The temples are...More

1  Thank telcom3
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Saigon Chinatown is worth a visit because it, unlike for example Singapore Chinatown, is a district where (chinese) people really work and live. The district is quite large. Binh Tay market is lively and interested. I took a taxi to the market. After that I...More

Thank Rune T
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I recognise the dragon in the lake. I took photos of it. To get there just get the number 1 bus at the Ben Than market and take the bus all the way to the end. It stops in the bus terminus. Get it back...More

1  Thank Dave P
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Wow. This place is chaos; traffic left, right and centre and pathways included in that! We found the best priced caps, handbags and other items here. Priced way cheaper than the more touristy Ben Thanh market because here they are dealing mainly in wholesale, however...More

1  Thank rayrayyeahbaby
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

busting and intense experience, especially the market, which id madder than a mad thing, packed, small isles, and you can buy anything. China town is great to walk around, there is so much to see and atmosphere to absorb

Thank JLM3080
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Joel T
28 February 2018|
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Response from DasKind | Reviewed this property |
It is a crowded city with lots of going on. Nothing would "wind down" on any day except the New Year day or so.
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Maria S
9 December 2017|
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Response from David B L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Christina’s Info has it: Restaurants recommendations Go to blog, period, christinas, period, vn, backslash, Chinatown-in-Saigon Sounds delicious! Enjoy ... Dave
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d0nnamack
7 January 2017|
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Response from Ngan H | Reviewed this property |
It is worth every minute to spend your time visiting Cholon. The price tend to be cheaper than Ben Thanh Market area.
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