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Medicinal Herb Shops

15 May, 2010 (09:17) | On the Street | No comments

You’ll smell them before you see them… It’s something completely new to most visitors and generally indescribable: the mellow and earthy but somehow spicy scent of the Cholon’s medicinal herbs shops. Found only in Cholon, these shops act as pharmacies for many of the city’s ethnic Chinese. The exotic scent comes from the rows of […]