Chinatown Ho Chi Minh City Travel Stories

Chinatown Ho Chi Minh City or Cholon(District 5,6,10) in my opinion is one of the most exciting districts in Saigon. I’m excited to share this busting neighborhood with you and it’s historic Binh Tay Market. This is primarily a wholesale market for shop owners, cafes, and restaurants so it’s not necessarily an ideal place to shop but it’s an exciting place to visit. I love wandering through the market and the surrounding neighborhood with all of it’s local ma and pa shops. The lack of international brands and chain shops is refreshing as well. It’s a real personable place with locals greeting many visitors that make their way out to these districts. I really hope these videos encourage people to visit because you’ll get such a different experience here than you will if you spend most of your time around Bui Vien or Pham Ngo Lao and the rest of District 1.Start out from Binh Tay Market and just wander. There are interesting shops everywhere and surprisingly still a record of the development of Saigon with architecture that spans the French colonial era, art deco, and 50’s -70’s. The Chinese style shophouses are still to be found in the are with traditional character signs. There are also some wonderful Buddhist/Taoist temples to visit that I didn’t cover off in this video. Thanks for watching! Hope you enjoy these street videos.

About the Author John Saboe

I am a broadcaster, photographer, writer and videographer with a passion for travel throughout Asia. I love making connections and engaging with people. I am spiritual and seek adventure wherever I go.

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