Thursday, January 10, 2013
Cho Vuon Chuoi - The Best Market in Saigon!
Well, I happen to think it is anyway. I guess it depends on what you like. If you want to feel like you have stepped out of a time machine then this is the place for you! Located in District 3 it does not look like too much from the outside but step inside and also wander around the surrounding streets and I promise you will get a taste of the elusive "real" Saigon that everyone is searching for. The locals are incredibly friendly, particularly when practising my atrocious Vietnamese. (Once they stop laughing). You could easily spend a few hours just wandering and people watching. Unless you are doing your weekly food shop there is not too much to buy. No tacky souvenirs and not a lacquer bowl in sight. Just good old fashioned "stuff" and some of the most bizarre food I've come across. It's busy, it's bustling, it's smelly and I LOVE it! Enjoy!