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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Hanoi

Hanoi Old Quarter: A Charming Historian of Trades

Hanoi Old Quarter used to be the urban hub and trade center of the feudal capital before Hanoi. Stroll around architectural charms while shopping at stores or in markets. There are specialty streets for beer, coffee, jewelry, or stop by the popular water puppet theatre.
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Hanoi

Dong Xuan Market: The Biggest Market in Hanoi Old Quarter

Dong Xuan Market is the largest covered market in Hanoi Old Quarter. Even though the day market specializes in wholesale goods, you can easily pick up retail items cheaply without bargaining. The night market is when it gets cooking with the tastiest food stalls.
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