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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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  • It is easy to get lost in this maze of streets and even more to the teeming market of sellers, buyers, bikes, carts, carriers of all types.
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  • Joined an organized walking tour with a guide to see Chinese medicine shops. The pavements were uneven , broken & difficult to walk on. Crowded & dusty ....not interesting. But learned the art of cros...  more »
  • You can go by bus from the city 5000 VND. But in a district characterised by saying this I felt were not, if you have time, stop and do good.
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