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Get a slice of China in Cholon, Saigon’s very own Chinatown

While you will not find the dark opium dens and brothels that made the district infamous during the French colonial era, Cholon still packs a punch with its charming attractions.

Get a slice of China in Cholon, Saigon’s very own Chinatown

While you will not find the dark opium dens and brothels that made the district infamous during the French colonial era, Cholon still packs a punch with its charming attractions. A world apart from the rest of Saigon, Cholon is home to the city’s Chinese community since the early 20th century when a large number of Chinese immigrants moved into the city. Set apart by its largely Chinese-language signs, the district is a fascinating mix of temples, restaurants, and medicine shops.

 

Published on Oct 29, 2009

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