Oriental medicine tours a hit in HCM City
Hundreds of Oriental medicine stores on the streets of Luong Nhu Học, Trieu Quang Phuc and Hai Thuong Lan Ong in Cho Lon (Chinatown) in HCM City’s District 5 provide Oriental medicine and herbal materials to traditional medicine clinics and consumers in the southern region.
Traditional medicine physician Nguyen Thi Le takes the pulse of a German tourist at Thien Phuc Duong Traditional Medicine Clinic on Trieu Quang Phuc Street.
Most domestic Oriental medicine and herbals are easily found at this Oriental medicine retail market. Many rare medicines and herbals are imported from China, Laos, Cambodia and South Korea.
As part of the city’s efforts to diversify tourism products, tours to these streets with more than 120 businesses and manufacturers of Oriental medicine as well as traditional medicine clinics will be launched this year.
The tours include renowned tourist attractions in Cho Lon such as Thien Hau Temple, Binh Tay Market and houses built in the early 19th century.