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Cholon (Saigon Chinatown)
Cholon (Saigon Chinatown) is Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinese quarter, and the largest in Vietnam. It’s full of Chinese Buddhist temples, as well as other religious buildings and markets. It contrasts with much of the rest of the city, with its narrow streets and varied architectural styles. This is a great place to come to see a different side of Ho Chi Minh City.
 
The Basics
Cholon (written Chợ Lớn in Vietnamese) is full of colorful Chinese temples with curved roofs, decorative tile work, and fragrant smoke billowing from enormous incense coils hanging from the ceiling. The Quan Am Pagoda and Thien Hau Temple are two must-visit attractions, but simply wandering through the streets will uncover other interesting buildings.   

Cholon is also home to a mosque, a Catholic cathedral, and the large Binh Tay Market, reflecting Ho Chi Minh City’s diversity. Most travelers visit Cholon for a couple of days, either independently or on a guided tour that includes other points of interest in the city.

 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Evening cycle tours are an especially good way to explore Cholon, and your guide will help you find places to eat.
  • There are lots of Chinese restaurants in Cholon, so visit at the right time to eat lunch or dinner.
  • Don’t forget to bargain at the market, but keep things friendly and lighthearted.
  • The temples do not normally charge admission fees, but it’s a good idea to leave a few small notes if you see a donation box.
 
How to Get There
If you’re not visiting Cholon on a guided tour, there are several ways to reach the area. Taxi and motorbike taxi are the most straightforward ways. You can also take a boat down the Saigon River and the Ben Nghe Channel, or catch a bus from the central city area around the Ben Thanh Market.
 
When to Get There
Visiting Cholon is fun at any time of day, but evening is an especially good time to experience the Binh Tay Market and hawker stalls that sell Chinese and Vietnamese food. The area is especially fun and festive during the Lunar New Year period.
 
Visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda
For a different temple experience, check out the Jade Emperor Pagoda in central Ho Chi Minh City. It’s decorated with green ceramic tiles, as well as intricate wood carvings and the huge coils of burning incense hanging from the ceiling that you’ll find at all temples in Vietnam.
Address: Centered around Nguyen Trai, Districts 5 & 6, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Admission: Varies
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Bike Tour of Ho Chi Minh City Including Lunch

Bike Tour of Ho Chi Minh City Including Lunch

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Explore Ho Chi Minh City on a full-day bike tour that introduces you to the city's culture, history, and local lifestyle. With a guide, you'll see sights like Ba Thien Hau Temple and Reunification Palace and enjoy a Vietnamese lunch.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$83.34
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Private Shore Excursion: One day living like a local people in Saigon

Private Shore Excursion: One day living like a local people in Saigon

Saigon – Ho Chi Minh city is not only the busiest urban center throughout the country but also the home of many unique cultural features which are not available in anywhere of Vietnam. Saigon makes every tourist love each day is the overlap of magnificent and charming things with other simple but very close and familiar things. The list of things to do in Ho Chi Minh City seems to endless with lots of attractions, iconic sights, war relics, pagodas, markets, foods and lifestyle… Tourists can explore every aspect of to its fullest with available time budget. One day in Ho Chi Minh City is much too short, but that doesn’t mean you’re not going to have a great day with us.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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$120.45
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half day photography tour in Ho Chi Minh City

half day photography tour in Ho Chi Minh City

Traveling around Ho Chi Minh City will be more fun and memorable when you travel with a local photographer who is not only guiding you around the city but also capturing your beautiful portrait at every attraction in Ho Chi Minh City. Pay once get 2 free : You pay for photography tours and get a local photographer who speaks perfect English. He will capture your portrait and help you get the most out of your trip. Learn the culture and explore city in a different way. You will have a chance to visit some hidden beauty of Sai Gon that you may not able to see with regular tours or on your own. It's reliable and professional service will give you the best expierience in Ho Chi Minh City.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$100.00
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$100.00

Saigon Local Market And Street Food Tour By Scooter

Saigon Local Market And Street Food Tour By Scooter

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You will go to non-tourist destinations and see the real life of local people. This exploration will take you through districts 1, 3, 4, 5 and 10. You will experience alleys, narrow streets, and enjoy Vietnamese food and make your own food on the streets. Getting around on a motorbike and hitting the streets with us will bring you a better understanding of life in Saigon. PLACES TO VISIT: • Ho Thi Ky Flower Market • Thich Quang Duc Monument • The Cambodian Market • Nguyen Trai Fashion Street • Nguyen Thien Thuat Old Apartment RECOMMENDED FOOD MENU : #1 BANH MI - The world's most well-known dish in Saigon. #2 CHUỐI NƯỚNG - Grilled banana: served with creamy coconut milk #3 VIETNAMESE PIZZA - The good mix of melted butter, cheese, egg and Vietnamese sausage #4 PAPAYA SALAD - This salad mixed with black beef is unlike any food you had before #5 KUMQUAT JUICE
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  • 4 hours
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Non-touristy City Tour By Motorbike

Non-touristy City Tour By Motorbike

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Travel to hidden corners and ride through the less traveled roads of Saigon like a local and discover more about the history, culture, and lifestyle of Ho Chi Minh. On a half day tour aboard a scooter, you'll first make your way to the Ho Thi Ky flower market, where most of the city's flowers - as well as those in the surrounding areas all the way to the borders leading to Cambodia - are bought and sold. Then, make your way to the The Venerated Thich Quang Duc Monument to get to know about the monk who set himself on fire as a sign of protest against the persecution of Buddhists in Vietnam. Spend some time passing by the motorbike accessories market and the fabric town before stopping for a quick break to enjoy Banh Xeo (Vietnamese pancake), then heading to your last stop in the tour - the Xom Chieu market, buzzing with vendors selling a large selection of goods for you to consume and enjoy. At the end of your tour, you'll be safely dropped back at your hotel.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$29.49
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Ho Chi Minh City Private Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

Ho Chi Minh City Private Shore Excursion from Phu My Port

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• Discovery of Ho Chi Minh City with English tour guide • Examples of French colonial architecture in the city center • Insight into war history at Independence Palace & War Museum • Time for shopping in Chinatown & massive Ben Thanh Market • Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese coffee and lunch at a local restaurant included
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$118.00
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$118.00
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Morning City Tour With Scooters

Morning City Tour With Scooters

Ho Chi Minh city is one of the youngest and the most modern city of Vietnam now; therefore, it is always busy every day. If at night, people are immersed in bustle and hustle life with lots of street food, wine, coffee, beers and karaoke, in the morning, it is much more peaceful. A tour starts at 8 am to explore the city is the most amazing experience for you. You will explore the local market and enjoy coffee and beef noodles as breakfast like real local people. This AUTHENTIC tour is completely UNIQUE for you as we show you many many Unseen gems in HCMC that you can not find in any websites or pages!!!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$30.77
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Sightseeing + Saigon Street Food Tour In One

Sightseeing + Saigon Street Food Tour In One

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Ho Chi Minh city is not only famous for its beauties but also its amazing street food. Tourists visiting HCMC find it extremely wonderful to take a City Tour or a Street Food Tour to explore all the hidden things in this city but sometimes it may take more time to take both 2 tours. With the purpose of helping you enjoy more, experience more without spending lots of time or money, we design a tour with the combination between Sightseeing and Street Food. Come with us, we will show you the most UNIQUE and AUTHENTIC experiencing moment in HCM to you!!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Saigon Chinatown Adventure (Private Car & All-Inclusive)

Saigon Chinatown Adventure (Private Car & All-Inclusive)

Our Saigon Chinatown Adventure will educate you on Chinese culture, taste some amazing local Chinese food and visit a beautiful flower market. You will have a full day to learn about the unique Chinese traditions and how it mixes with the local culture here in Ho Chi Minh City. Full Tour Schedule 9:00 AM – Pick up at your hotel (exact time may vary depending on your location) 9:30 AM – Stroll through the famous Binh Tay Market 11:00 AM – Visit the beautiful Quan Am Pagoda 12:00 PM – Lunch time! 1:00 PM – Enjoy a dessert at a famous local dessert restaurant 1:30 PM – Take some beautiful photos at Lantern Street 2:30 PM - Visit the Ho Thi Ky Flower Market 3:30 PM – Return back to your hotel 4:00 PM – Arrive back at your hotel (exact time may vary depending on your location)
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Half Day Cho Lon Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

Half Day Cho Lon Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

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This morning tour takes you into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City to discover the vibrant streets of Cho Lon, aka Chinatown. With its Chinese character and traditional culture, Cho Lon is worth a half-day of guided exploration. Learn about various religious practices at the Church of St Francis Xavier and Thien Hau Pagoda. Finish with a lunch of local delicacies and return transport by public bus or taxi.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Ho Chi Minh City Full-Day Cooking Class with City Tour

Ho Chi Minh City Full-Day Cooking Class with City Tour

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Enjoy a day in Ho Chi Minh City that combines food, culture, and history on this 9-hour tour. You'll experience a bit of what local life is like as you learn about Vietnamese agriculture at an organic farm and enjoy a cooking class with a chef. Then check out city attractions such as Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, and Chinatown (Cho Lon). Lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off with a driver-guide are included.
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  • 9 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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Full-Day Historical Discovery Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Full-Day Historical Discovery Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Dive into Ho Chi Minh City’s history and culture on this 7-hour sightseeing tour with a guide. Visit attractions like Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, Giac Lam Pagoda, and a lacquerware factory. Learn about the sites as you go, and break for a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
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  • 7 hours
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Amazing Saigon City Private Shore Excursion

Amazing Saigon City Private Shore Excursion

Enjoy a private full-day tour in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, where your guide will take you to some of the best highlights that this shore excursion has to offer. Vietnamese Traditional lunch and attraction entrance fees are included in this tour.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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$130.57
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Authentic Local Food Tour

Authentic Local Food Tour

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Experience life as a local as you weave through Ho Chi Minh City by scooter on this exciting local food tour. Visit bustling local markets, and try delicious traditional Vietnamese cuisine, as your private tour guide takes you to hidden gems of the city. Zigzag through the exciting streets and stop at well-known landmarks as you learn about the culture, history, and food of the city. With morning, afternoon, and evening tours available: there are three exciting experiences to choose from.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Amazing Ho Chi Minh City Private Shore Excursion

Amazing Ho Chi Minh City Private Shore Excursion

Enjoy a private full-day tour in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, where your guide will take you to some of the best highlights that this shore excursion has to offer. Vietnamese Traditional lunch and attraction entrance fees are included in this tour.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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$130.57
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6 Day Package Tour Impressions: Sai Gon - Hanoi - Ha long Bay Cruise

6 Day Package Tour Impressions: Sai Gon - Hanoi - Ha long Bay Cruise

1. The journey to visit Saigon and Hanoi will give you like one or the other, not both. 2. Not that either city lacks appeal, but after visiting the two largest cities of Vietnam, you, too, will likely have your opinion formed. 3. A little farther away is Ha Long Bay. Ha Long Bay should be a priority for any trip to Vietnam. Massive karst rocks jut out of the water, looming above the touring boats. 4. One can easily spend a few days relaxing by the sea and it is also a nice reprieve from the madness in Hanoi.
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  • 6 days
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$420.00
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Saigon Full-Day City Tour

Saigon Full-Day City Tour

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Visit the highlights of the city on this full-day tour of Saigon. Among the stops: the War Remnants Museum, Thien Hau Temple, Binh Tay Market, Independence Palace, and Saigon Central Post Office. Make the most of your time by exploring this bustling, dynamic city with a private guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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Private Ho Chi Minh City Tour - Full Day

Private Ho Chi Minh City Tour - Full Day

- Experiencing the vibrancy of Saigon on a full-day guided tour - Visiting iconic city highlights such as the Reunification Palace and Opera House - Learning about the history of Saigon at the War Remnants Museum - Exploring Saigon's unique and bustling Chinatown and Thien Hau Pagoda
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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Ho Chi Minh City Private Shore Excursion from Hiep Phuoc/ Nha Rong/ Phu Huu Port

Ho Chi Minh City Private Shore Excursion from Hiep Phuoc/ Nha Rong/ Phu Huu Port

• Experience the special atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City • Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch • Learn more about the Vietnam War, explore the old and new Saigon, and admire the highlights of the city • Admire magnificent pagodas, impressive buildings, and traditional markets
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00
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Saigon Hangover Night Tour

Saigon Hangover Night Tour

Saigon is well-known not only for the beauty of daytime scenery but also liveable night time. A chill hangover night with local guides to see around the places, taste some delicious dishes brought to you by different regions, observed the fun night club at Saigon. Joining as a local! Shall we?
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Saigon city half day tour on scooter

Saigon city half day tour on scooter

Hop on our scooter and spend your time not only to explore the daily life of locals but also visit the highlights in Saigon. Then, going back home with many memories that are kept in our meaningful gift.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00