It’s about time that the Vietnamese community rename “Little” Saigon to New Saigon. Truly, they should. Orange County’s “Little” Saigon has the largest concentration of people of Vietnamese origin outside of Vietnam.
Little Saigon extends from Garden Grove, Westminster and west into Santa Ana, well beyond Harbor Blvd. There are a significant amount of Vietnamese worship centers, either Buddhist or Catholic, like Our Lady of La Vang near Harbor and First, to those east of Harbor like the Bat Nha Buddhist Temple on Sullivan, or the one on First near Daisy, or the Vietnamese Catholic Center near 17th & Harbor. These are only some of the worship centers found in Santa Ana alone, and each one is an architectural spectacle.
It turns out that Santa Ana has the second-highest Vietnamese or Vietnamese-American population of cities numbering over 300,000 behind San Jose.