Around Binh Tay Market in District 6 lies Cho Lon or Cholon - HCMCs Chinatown. It is very densely populated and the area has a myriad of narrow passageways and streets with all sorts of production, construction work and recycling of used goods going on as well.
It's easy to spend hours exploring the area, and without the help of French photographer Arnaud I would most likely have gotten lost. He has been living in the city for fifteen years, speaks Vietnamese and shows photography enthusiasts like me around for a living. Arnaud is a great photographer and knows the city well, and I would recommend anyone with an interest in photography to get in touch with him - have a look at his website for more info.