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[Photos] 25 Rare Photos of Cho Lon in 1925

It’s fascinating to see how the Cho Lon area has been developing over the years from a mere trading hub in 1925 to an important center of Chinese heritage in today’s Saigon.

In this collection of black-and-white photos, an unnamed photographer documented the hectic life inside Cho Lon, which started out as a place for merchants to conduct business due to its proximity to the nearby canal system.

Overtime, these vendors settled down and turned the area into a thriving center of commerce and culture.

Have a gander at Saigon’s Chinese quarter almost a century ago, courtesy of Flickr user manhhai, below:

[Photo via Flickr user manhhai]


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