Ho Chi Minh

Cholon in Saigon or Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City

Cholon, or Chinatown, used to be a separate city to Saigon. The word means ‘big market’, but there’s much more to Cholon and its place in the story of Saigon. Before you head to Saigon Chinatown, read about its unique character, food, pagodas, markets, and local customs.
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Ho Chi Minh

Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Thanh Market is an iconic structure of Ho Chi Minh City. Its character, and location, has morphed and changed through Saigon’s historic ups and downs. Follow us through each merchandise gate to things you can buy, useful shopping tips, and handy Vietnamese phrases.
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Independence Palace in Ho Chi Minh City

Independence Palace in Ho Chi Minh City has witnessed many turbulent events. From bombings, to assassinations, to coup d’etats, this iconic building has many stories to tell. It’s main message though, communicated through its design, is one of national strength and unity.
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