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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cho Lon Impressions

See the locations on Cholon Google Map

Cho Lon means: "large market". That refers to Cho Binh Tay wholesale market.

At Binh Tay market. Picture © karma-police

Binh Tay market lies at Phan Van Khoe Street.

Binh Tay Market, picture © Lois

Binh Tay Market. Picture © Jerry

Inside the market. Picture © Lois

Picture © gerrypopplestone

Binh Tay Market. Picture © Jerry

Cho Lon is the Chinese district of Sai Gon - it might be the largest Chinatown outside China. Tran Hung Dao street is the main artery. This street as well as others like Trieu Quang Phuc, Chau Van Liem and Luong Nhu Hoc show you blocks of houses built by the ethnic Chinese people a century ago, combining Chinese and French architectural design.

Tran Hung Dao. Picture © ian

Picture © iko

Picture © noodlepie

Picture © raph.v

Outside Cholon Post Office. Picture © noodlepie

Picture © Fotini et Nicolas

Quan Am Pagoda: 23 Lao Tu. Also: Hoi Quan On Lang. Built in 1817, the oldest existing temple in Saigon. The central altar is dedicated to A Pho (Queen of Heaven).

Picture © ultrapop design

Picture © ultrapop design

Picture © lecercle

Picture © Günter

Picture © Günter

Picture © Jean-Christophe

Nghia An Hoi Quan: 678 Nguyen Trai. Assembly hall of the Teochew Chinese community. The central building is dedicated to Guan Gong, the God of war and literature. It has existed before 1866, when it was ristored. Read more on chinatownology.com

Boat carving. Picture © Blaise Machin

Picture © Jean-Christophe

Picture © Jean-Christophe

Phuoc An Hoi Quan: 184 Ð Hung Vuong. The Pagoda was built in 1902 by the Fujian Chinese community. There are beautiful carvings on the walls. Open: From 7 am to 5.30 pm. See video on youtube.com

Picture © Jean-Christophe

Picture © Günter

Picture © Jean-Christophe

Picture © Jean-Christophe

Tam Son Hoi Quan:

Picture © Günter

Chùa Bà Thiên Hậu
: 710 Nguyen Trai. Goddess Thien Hau protects those, who go to the sea. This temple was founded by the Cantonese Chinese around 1760. Read more about this pagoda and the legend of Thien Hau.

Picture © Augapfel

Picture © Thuydaonguyen

The goddess Thien Hau. Picture © DoktorMax

Picture © hoadat

Jamial Mosque:

Picture © Diva Eva

Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street: Strong odors of herbs you smell her. They come from traditional pharmacies, you are on the traditional Chinese medicine street. Read more and see pictures on yVietNam: Along Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street

Eat in Cholon

Cho Lon Best Food Town: Pham Don (off Hai Thuong Lan Ong). A street of food stalls.See the review by vanishingsaigon.com

CNSG: 162 Nguyen Trai. See picture by Lawrence Sinclair

Stalls near the Post Office: What noodlepie likes.

93 Tran Van Kieu Street: Chinatown Pho by noodlepie

Shopping in Cholon

Nguyen Trai street is known for fashion and clothes.

Parkson Hung Vuong Plaza: Mall with a lot of foreign brands.

More about Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon):

Ho Chi Minh City Impressions: Discover the town.

Ho Chi Minh City Delights: Reviews of restaurants and cafés.

Hotels and Guesthouses in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): Good reviews and not so good ones.

Temples in Ho Chi Minh City: Pictures and history

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