Authentic Saigon China town(Cho Lon) walking tour

Prices starting from: US $45

This Saigon Chinatown walking tour half-day is flexible in terms of transport, and Cyclos can be arranged if required, however, the recommended method is on foot.

The walking tour will be through the largest Chinatown in Vietnam, taking in the chaotic atmosphere of this mind boggling shopping center.  You will be introduced to the Chinese way of doing business in this mini-city with a city, where the stalls are manned by Chinese or people of Chinese origin, who outnumber the local Vietnamese inhabitants. This often over looked gem has a considerable number of temples, markets and pagodas and an amazing variety of consumer goods on sale. You can wonder and even get lost in the maze known as Chinatown in a four hour long tour. A Cyclo tour can be opted for instead, which is merely two hours long.

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Destinations included:
Ho Chi Minh - China Town - Ho Chi Minh

Authentic Saigon China town(Cho Lon) walking tour

Price: US $45
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  • Four hours long tour of the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Visit to the Lady Thien Hau Temple, Cha Tam Church and Binh Tay Market, all situated in the Chinatown.
  • Discovery of the secrets of Chinese medicine with visits to the herbal medical centers.
  • Personalized and attentive tours meets your need

Authentic half day Saigon Chinatown walking tour 

You will be met by our guide in the morning at the place of your residence, however, you can chose the start time of your tour. Public transportation will be used to reach the Chinatown, where you will be greeted with a warm bowl of noodle soup in Nguyen An street.

The tour will head out to the bustling streets of Chinatown, where almost anything can be found and bought, such a section of the market dedicated to selling colorful tropical fish for home aquariums. Red lanterns are visible everywhere, as the red colure represents prosperity in the Chinese culture.

There will be a stop at the Ong Bon Temple on the way to the main attraction of Kim Bien Market, and Binh Tay market, where a variety of goods are on offer. We will walk through the fruit market to reach the Cha Tam Church, and after a quick visit there, we will take a stroll through the tayloures section, where the most beautiful and colorful fine fabrics are on display, and anyone can get a handmade suite for themselves in a short time.

We will then get to a typical Vietnamese Market, at Phung Hung Street on our way to the Quan Am Temple, near the Ritual customs market and the Herbal Medicine section of Chinatown. The tour will then stop at Thien Hau Sea-guard temple for refreshments, and then take a ride to the Van Phat temple, where if lucky, we could witness their mid-day ritual ceremony.

It should be noted that this itinerary is for reference purposes only and may be adjusted to for the comfort and enjoyment of the group.

This Saigon Chinatown walking tour is suitable for solo traveller, couples, family and group of friends who like to explore local life and travel off the beaten path

Saigon Chinatown walking tour

Incense Chinese temple Ho Chi Minh

Ong Bon temple

Shrine at Ong Bon temple Ho Chi Minh

Cha Tam Church

Cha Tam church in Ho Chi Minh city

Broken rice Ho Chi Minh

Broken rice Ho Chi Minh city

PRIVATE TOUR rate quoted in American Dollars per person in a private group.

No of travelers2-3 pax4-6 pax7–9 pax10 pax up
Price in USD/person$53$45$41$38


  • Local bus
  • Hynam’s live English speaking guide
  • 2 water bottle


  • Tipping
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance


We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed