It’s great to see the people of Vietnam enjoying new amenities and infrastructure but people like me still want to see the old Saigon. Traditional culture, morning markets, non-touristy neighborhoods.
The good news is there’s still lots to see. Around Co Bac And Co Liang streets in District 1 they still have a traditional market and if you stay in one of the guesthouses in the neighborhood you’ll feel very much like a local.
The other area that’s still ripe with traditional shopping and culture is Cholon or District 5 and Binh Tay Market, a wholesale market that bustles everyday of the week.
Cholon is where the ethnic Chinese community is based. Some say it’s the biggest Chinatown in the world.
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