Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - April 15, 2019: the exterior of the central entrance and the tower of Cho Binh Tay market in Cho Lon (Cholon), a Chinatown.

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Binh Tay Market

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Cholon’s main market has a great clock tower and a central courtyard with gardens. Much of the business here is wholesale but it’s popular with tour groups. The market was originally built by the French in the 1880s; Guangdong-born philanthropist Quach Dam paid for its rebuilding and was commemorated by a statue that is now in the Fine Arts Museum. Very little English is spoken but expect a friendly welcome if you take breakfast or coffee with the market's street-food vendors.

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