While my recent trip to Ho Chi Minh City has been more business than having fun, I was able to squeeze in a short ride. Though I initially wanted to go to different sites to have photos taken of my bike using the sites as a backdrop, I ended up wandering around the city. Eventually, I reached this street Duong Vo Thi Sau (near Le Van Tam Park) and was amazed with this lane filled with bikeshops!
The placement of shops are similar to Quiapo….both sides had something to offer. What I found interesting is that there are certain brands here that appear popular but are quite specific for the Vietnamese market (such as Strongman, Voyager and Oyama)…There’s also Martin 107…a chain of stores along the street that carried different parts—rims, bolts and all
I was able to check out the Giant Store as well as this shop called Ride which had a couple of hidden gems…too bad though the Giant Store didn’t allow me to take photos…What I notice though is that they had several items which aren’t found here in the Philippines so if you visit, perhaps it would be wise to bring extra funds for these items J
Even though this is my third time in Vietnam, there is still much to explore in this wonderful place…