District 5 is located west of District 1 in Saigon. It is also commonly known as Chợ Lớn, home to the highest density of the city’s Vietnamese Chinese population. A lot of foreigners and expats visit this area as it is the teeming hub of activity, it hosts one of the largest markets like the ever famous Bình Tây Market of Vietnam, a deluxe shopping mall named The Garden Mall, and many Chinese Pagodas. It is also known for its delicious and affordable Chinese restaurants. Living here is busy and very “localized” as you will see both the Chinese influence and the everyday Vietnamese lifestyle harmoniously co-existing. This is the place to go for shopping, bargaining, and seeing how the locals live.

For information on living in Saigon go to Saigon: Not Yet a Tourism Hub

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