In Ho Chi Minh City, there is a small area that many Chinese people have lived for a long time. The area is called China Town which locates in District 5 . Here Chinese people live and support their lives by many of different activities such as opening food stall serving traditional food in Chinese taste, opening shops selling stuffs or clothes. One noticeable characteristic of this area is that there are many stores selling Chinese medicine, especially on Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street.
Selling Chinese Medicine in Saigon's Chinatown
Visiting this area, visitors in Vietnam travel will get the chance to see how Chinese medicine was made and used as well as enjoy the delicious dishes in Chinese taste. Many of the dishes are really good such as noodle, rice and wontons. Visitors can also visit many tourist attractions in the district such as Thien Hau Pagoda on Nguyen Trai street which is the oldest pagoda built by Chinese in the city or the old buildings built based on Chinese structure on Trieu Quang Phuc street. Another place that visitors joining tours in Vietnam cannot miss is Binh Tay Market on Thap Muoi Street. It was built 70 years ago and is always attractive to foreign visitors in Vietnam tourism not only because of its special structure but also its exciting and lively atmosphere.
Binh Tay Market- Ho Chi Minh City
China Town or Cho Lon is in district 5 which is near District 1; therefore visitors can easily visit here. From District 1, all you need to do is following Tran Hung Dao street which is named the main route of getting into China Town. This street links the two districts: district 1 and district 5 so it is very convenient for you. If you travel by bus, you can take bus No.1 at Ben Thanh bus station. It will take you go through the China Town. You can choose to get off at any stop you like.
There is no need to China; you still feel how life of Chinese is! It is to visit China town in Ho Chi Minh City if you have a chance.