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Roundabout in Cholon  
   

Roundabout in Cholon

Cholon is the chinese district of HCMC, where over half a million Viet Hao live and do lots of business - quietly.
HCMC or Saigon as they still say

May 16th 2007
If Hanoi was bad for the swarms of beeping mopeds then Saigon is twice as bad and the heat doesn't help the concentration as you edge across the road letting the young lads and lassies dodge you and keeping an eye out for anything big, like a truck or a bus. You can see where the money is at and this feels more like the capital than it's northern brother. The influence of the west is much more pr ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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