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Little Saigon Orlando

Updated: 12 Feb 2013 : 01:38 AM

The neighborhood centered in the Colonial Drive and Mills Avenue area, is downtown Orlando is known as Little Vietnam.

Often overlooked by tourists, this international corner of the city provides a refreshing break from the typical theme park attractions.

Vietnamese immigrants settled into the neighborhood in the 1970s transforming it from a rough part of town into a thriving community.

Walk through this 10 street stretch and road and you’ll find a myriad of Vietnamese restaurants, boba tea shops, salons and Asian grocery stores.

Chinese, Thai and Korean Restaurants

Little Vietnam is also home to Chinese, Thai and Korean restaurants and is without a doubt the best place in Orlando to find great Asian cuisine.

Located just north of Disney World, Little Vietnam is easily accessible via interstate 4.

Markets Salons & Boutiques

If you plan on visiting, take the time to explore the side streets of the neighborhood where you’ll find an amazing variety of markets, restaurants, salons and boutiques.

Little VIetnam’s markets are full of souvenirs and goods directly from Asia and are a good place to browse for bargains.

The area is best discovered on foot and is a real feast for the senses.

You’ll hear the sound of a dozen foreign languages fly by, along with the smell delicious food pouring out of restaurants during a walk down Colonial Drive.

Not yet fully discovered by tourists, Little Vietnam is the ideal place to take a break from the crowds, enjoy authentic Asian dining and explore Orlando’s multicultural side.


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