Traditional Herb Shops

Ho Chi Minh City

While you’re roaming the area, stroll over to the strip of traditional herb shops between Ð Luong Nhu Hoc and Ð Trieu Quang Phuc for an olfactory experience you won’t soon forget. The streets here are filled with amazing sights, sounds and rich herbal aromas.

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