Hẻm Hào Sĩ Phường: Exploring Saigon’s 100-Year-Old Apartment Alley.⁣

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✎ Best Time to Visit: Daytime from 8am to 4pm.⁣

➟ The community is a mix of Vietnamese, Chinese and Chinese-Vietnamese. Everywhere you look, there’s influence from Vietnam’s neighbors to the north. ⁣

In the alleyways, Chinese characters hang over restaurants serving dumplings and soup. Buddhist prayer houses are visible thr ough the open fronts of many of the homes.⁣

➟ There’s little privacy down many of Saigon’s narrow alleyways. Hẻm Hào Sĩ Phường is no different. Neighbors hang clothes between each others homes. During the day, most doors remain open. Tiny coffee shops sit below and between apartments. ⁣

It’s a place where everyone knows everyone else, and most families go back generations.⁣

✧ Source: theculturetrip.com
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