Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, Ho Chi Minh City

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Famous for its Binh Tay Market, Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5 is full of teahouses, pagodas, and restaurants. This neighborhood dates back to 1778 and is popular among many tourists, but especially those from China and Taiwan. It was here that Chinese people hid from Tay Son and, later during the Vietnam war, American soldiers traded for goods on black market. Aside from shopping and eating traditional food, you can visit several sites in the district including notable mosques and temples. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5 and many more Ho Chi Minh City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A visit to ho chi Minh city is not complete unless you visit China town.vibrant atmosphere plenty of food and drink on offer.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    For that, an equally busy and chaotic Chinatown than most Chinatowns in other countries, but for me with less charm.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Was from a long time, since the ancestors, grandparents of the United States as people from Chaozhou, Phuoc Comments. .... immigrants through VIETNAM making a living, they chose pristine land that now forms the Binh Tay market bustling, crowded as it is now, they do everything labour trades hard limbs to survival. Through life born offspring, they obviously become people overseas Chinese or Vietnamese Chinese. Delineation of boundaries between Saigon Pearl "far East" and the "Market Town", where many Chinese served to do collective living includes 5-6 -10 and 11, in particular from the Large Markets or post office Tan Binh Tay market is still 5 to the cradle which Chinese focus , most founded. The period of the French colonized Indochina countries 3, they've thoroughly mined the dish "dissipated sa fallen" famous in Large Markets, notably Casino General Kim, World University District (now the TT/VH District 5, on the Tran Hung DAO B St., Ward 14, District 5), Phu Tho horse racing ... even gridiron STADIUM news Renault now have unique casting platforms. The school, BV, temples as they United people freedom to build, so far known to have Ms. Cassiopeia Pagoda, BA, NT cha Tam, Crumpled Six....., now the majority are skilled specialist BV, located in Major Markets such as the Cho Ray HOSPITAL, Pham Ngoc Thach tuberculosis BV, BV obstetrician hung Vuong Hopkins, BV, BV orthopaedics....... Chinatown Cholon is home to many fascinating places of interest on the history, culture, gastronomy ... ... that four tourists can hardly ignore upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City
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