Tips and things to do in saigon chinatown

Saigon Chinatown is a large area located in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon people Gọi is Cholon (the big market). There are many temples, homes, and clubs of Chinese and many Chinese are living here.

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Saigon Chinatown

Vietnamese: Chợ Lớn

In 1776, the Chinese came to Saigon, according to customary customs, they often mix up a market when they arrived in order khổng lồ have a place khổng lồ exchange goods. Then, the people here Call it is Cholon, meaning a Big Market. It"s a separate đô thị of Saigon. In the process of development, Saigon and Cholon gradually merged together. Nowadays, Cholon is considered a Chinatown in Saigon.

There are many temples, homes, and clubs of Chinese, such as Ba Thien Hau Temple, Gia Tkhô hanh Minh Huong Temple, Ha Chuong Hoi Quan, Quan Am Pagodomain authority.

Ba Thien Hau Temple is a new attraction, more & more visitors choose to lớn visit this place. Ba Thien Hau Temple is one of the oldest pagodas in Saigon of the Chinese. This place shows many precious antiquities of King Cang Long (China) and precious objects of Đài Loan Trung Quốc.

Cholon area has many cafes, restaurants, shops of Chinese herbs và Vietnam herbs ( Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street).

Ba Thien Hau Temple is a new attraction in Saigon Chinatown


Cholon is a large area composed of many markets such as Binch Tay Market & Kyên Bien Market. Binh Tay Market is a typical market in Chinatown, so you should start here. We recommend going there by bus because it is easy lớn go and cheap. The bus ticket is 6000 Dong (around 0,3 $).

From Ben Tkhô nóng Market to lớn Binh Tay Market  is about 7 km. You can go khổng lồ by bus or taxi/Grab. You should combine both Google Maps và Bus Map apps for more convenience.

For bus:

In departure you enter: "Ben Thanh Market".

In destination you enter: "Cho Lon coach station".

Then click on Directions.


Then appears a direction, you can select the first or second direction, and follow the instructions.

After arriving at the Cholon bus station, you walk 200 meters lớn Binh Tay Market.


How to go to Binch Tay Market

Similarly, if you depart from another place.

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If you get there by taxi/grab/uber, the cost around 100,000 dong.


You should spend about half a day or a day exploring Cholon area.

Firstly, you should go to lớn Binc Tay Market, this is the unique market designed in the style of feng shui, yin and yang và five sầu elements. You will spend about 1-2 hours here.

Then you should visit Kyên Bien Market, this is also a famous market in Cholon.

The next destination is the Ba Thien Hau Temple. On the way you will find a lot of interesting things, it may be the streets only sell a kind of công trình. Most of the streets here sale on a specific theme such as Asian culture, seasonal, and festive sầu things.

A street selling Christmas decorations in Cholon

Finally, visit Hai Thuong Lang Herbal Street. Most of the shops here sell herbal medicines mainly from China & Vietphái nam. In oriental culture, herbs play a very important role, and healing with herbs is a characteristic of the Vietnamese.


Dai Gia Hac (Chinese cuisine): 7:00 am - 10:00 pm.Address: 152 Hai Thuong Lan Ong, price: 20 000 - 100 000/ dish.Hu Tieu Thon Ky (Hu Tieu): 2:00 pm - 7:00 pmAddress: 15 Phu Dong Thien Vuong, price: 25 000 - 35 000/one.


Like Ben Thanh hao market, you should bargain when shopping here.

Cholon area is very large, you can visit this place within half a day or one day.

You should dress neatly, wear shoes because you have to move a lot, bring water and snacks enough for a long trip.

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You can refer to the official website of the Binch Tay Market authorities: