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20 Pictures of Cho Lon From Before You Were Born

Cho Lon is one of Saigon’s oldest and most interesting neighborhoods. Spanning much of Districts 5 and 6, this predominantly Chinese area has been an integral part of Saigon’s economy since its establishment in 1778. When Cho Lon was incorporated as a city in 1879, it lay 11km from Saigon.


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By the 1930’s it had grown so rapidly that their borders touched and the two were merged to form Cho Lon-Saigon in 1931. The name stood until 1956 when the city came to be known simply as Saigon. 

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