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Cholon (Chinatown), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 
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Distance from city center: 1.1mi
Photoguy's pictureby Photoguy Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 17th of April, 2011
This place is the Chinatown of Vietnam. Most of Vietnam’s ethnic Chinese, the largest ethnic minority group in Vietnam, live here. This is a great place to see how the locals go about their daily life. There is quite a number of things to buy here. Furthermore this is a great place for photographers to take pictures of the pagoda called the Thien Hau Pagoda.

In this pagoda there are beautiful ornaments, designs and great architecture for photographers to take beautiful pictures. A tip for photographers here would be to bring your fish-eye lens if possible as the entire pagoda looks amazing to take pictures of.

Address:
710 Nguyen Trai Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City.

Price:
Free entry

Opening Hours:
Morning till early evening

How to get there:
Taxi would be the best option

On the web:
http://www.vietnam720.com/Virtual-Tours/Thien-Hau-Pagoda-HCMC.235.html

 
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