PRICE: $45.00 / pax
Meet Time: 7:30 AM
Duration: 4 hrs
Distance: ~ 15km
Elevation: Mostly Flat
This special tour takes you on a historical journey following Quach Dam’s footsteps since he was a child selling scraps on the streets of Cho Lon until he became one of the richest people in Saigon at that time. You’ll get to admire his talent and learn about the great contributions he left behind for posterity and the residents of Saigon and Cho Lon. This cycling journey will take you through the alleys, buildings, markets, and other places that once marked his footprints, giving you a glimpse into the life of this remarkable man.
- What’s Included:
- Exotic Fruits
- Accidental Insurance
- Tour Leader
- Support Guide
- First Aid Kit
- Smiles & Lasting Memories
Binh Dong Wharf
Where the story begins
Set in the heart of Saigon, we begin our adventure cycling and, immersing ourselves through the hustle and bustle of Chinatown’s enchanting historical charms and learning about the story of Chinatown’s richest man, Quach Dam.
Binh Dong Wharf is a historic wharf located on the side of the Tau Hu Canal, parallel to the Vo Van Kiet Boulevard, in District 8 of Ho Chi Minh City. It has been in existence since ancient times and bears the imprint of old Saigon with its distinctive feature “above the pier, under the boat”. Binh Dong Wharf is an important traffic and trade route for Saigon and its vicinity. It was once the busiest trading spot in Saigon – Cho Lon
Along Quach Dam’s Trails
Cho Lon Saigon Discovery
Step away from the chaotic main roads and roam around the alleyways of Cholon. This is where life takes place for most locals. Drop in on a sidewalk chess tournament, join merchants for an iced tea break, or simply admire the architecture
Cholon, also known as Cho Lon, is a vibrant and culturally rich neighborhood in Ho Chi Minh City. It is home to numerous temples and landmarks that reflect the Chinese influence in the area. Cholon has been a stronghold for the Chinese-Vietnamese community since the late 1770s. It is the place where the majority of ethnically Chinese, or are descended from ethically Chinese people, live and trade. The quarter has long been inhabited by Chinese people and is considered the largest Chinatown in the world by area.
The Enchantment of Cho Lon:
Binh Tay Market
He started his journey as a poor man with no capital to do business. However, through his hard work and progressive mindset, he became one of the most successful and wealthy businessmen in the South of Vietnam during the early 20th century. He was known for his generosity and compassion towards the less fortunate members of the community. He is a great example for everyone, especially young people, to follow.
For much of the last decade of his life, despite being beset by ill health and also suffering partial paralysis, Quách Đàm continued to play an active role in Chợ Lớn’s business and community affairs. Today he remains best known for the crucial role he played in the establishment of the Bình Tây Market.
Meet Up Location
TK46/19 Hẻm Bến Chương Dương, Cầu Kho, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam.
Please arrive 15 min early to check in.
Plan for bad commuting traffic if you are arriving by vehicle.
Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Cycling Experiences
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