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Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5: Tours & Tickets

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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Massive markets, crowded, bustling, colourful, cramped.....but so much fun. Myriad stalls of every conceivable produce, grains, fruit, spices, dried seafoods. Many different sections to address diverse needs. Don't miss the section for cooking utensils. While essentially for bulk purchase, they will sell individual items. Picked...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Travelbug291
Reviewed 22 July 2019

I walked around for about half a day and found many interesting shops and places to eat. Met an Australian man that told me that between 1980 and '82 most of the Chinese were incouraged to leave VN.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 11 May 2019

It was under reconstruction so the tour did not include the area. They said it was a good place to go haggle shopping.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Odessa M
Reviewed 4 May 2019

Drive thru Chinatown which is one of the oldest sections of Saigon. The traffic is brutal.You see alot of signs in both Chinese and Vietnamese.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rschagrin
Reviewed 12 April 2019

Toured around in a riskshaw, great trip, lots to see and do , traffic amazing but the drivers do an amazing job and we felt very safe with them.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SouthernhighlandsAB
Reviewed 19 February 2019

Out time in Cho Lon was limited because it was so crowded, dirty and hectic. Traffic is awful and there is just not much you could not see elsewhere. I would let this one go. There is an ancient temple that is very interesting, but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank CorvallisCowboy
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Being born and raised in San Francisco's Chinatown, I found Cho Lon-District 5 to be a welcoming place away from home. I can compare Cho Lon to visiting certain areas of Hong Kong and Taiwan. I sampled two Dim Sum Restaurants in Cho Lon and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Nungs65
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

I’m an expat loving in China so was interested to see what the Chinatown scene was like here. I was hoping to find some things that I couldn’t find at home and wasn’t disappointed. Be forewarned that there are some places that do not sell...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank amylondon222
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Large neighbourhood. Walkable, but probably not for young kids as pavements not so good or usually blocked because people have parked their mopeds on the pavement so have to walk in the road. A very busy and old district. Old buildings. Urban grit. Many great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 764sly
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Another busy part od Saigon with tons of traffic and many people. I go there to buy wholesale items for my class. If I could find somewhere that was as cheap and closer I would bother with going.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.
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
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.