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A Chợ Lớn Story Tour

Though tours are offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, they only are held based on demand with prices ranging from VND390,000 - VND1,500,000, depending on the number of participants. As such, please get in touch with us to either book a tour (at least 72 hours in advance) or to check when our next confirmed tour is scheduled. Email: hello@urbanistvietnam.com or message us on our Facebook pageYou can also click here to view available slots and/or pay online.

Until fairly recently, Chợ Lớn was its own city, long inhabited by người Hoa (ethnic Chinese) who carved out an economic hub along the banks of the Saigon River over 200 years ago.

Due to its economic prowess the neighborhood is home to stately colonial and modernist architecture, particularly those of the shophouse variety. On this tour, we will walk the streets of Chợ Lớn to gaze upon this architectural gems.

While we will focus on the neighborhood's buildings, we will also engage with some of its human history with a stop at one of the city's oldest coffee shops where the family has been roasting for over 70 years.

The tour is rounded out with a stop at the University of Medicine - a modernist masterpiece before ending at Thiên Hậu Pagoda, one of Saigon's oldest buildings.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - morning (8:00am - 12:00pm) or afternoon (2:00pm - 6:00pm).

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