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Shopping Malls in Ho Chi Minh City

Besides valuable traditional culture, Ho Chi Minh City is always good at urbanizing and adapting to new trends. The more modern the city becomes, the more shopping malls it has. Ho Chi Minh City is known as the “shopping paradise” of Vietnam thanks to these malls. Coming to these malls, you will enjoy not only the shopping leisure but also the nice...
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Guest — Mariam Mandez
Maybe not the best idea to go to the shopping malls during the holidays though. Too crowded!
Saturday, 04 January 2020 14:54
Guest — Ivy Rihimaki
Takashimaya is a nice place to find some quality brands
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:47
Guest — Mohan King
Thanks for this updated list. Waiting for more sites...
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:55

A Guide to Drinking Vietnamese Coffee


Coffee is one of the popular social drinks in Vietnam not consumed on the run. The locals prefer to sit in cafes or vendors along the streets and leisurely catch up on life over coffee. With favorable growing regions in the central highlands, to the surprise of most coffee consumers, it is the second-largest coffee-producing nation in the world wit...
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Guest — Donna Osborn
Thank you so much for the article. Will definitely try some Vietnamese coffee on my next trip
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:28
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A Guide to Ao dai - Vietnamese Traditional Dress

vietnamese-ao-dai-Southern-Women-Museum Ao dai through the centuries
From time to time, Ao dai (pronounced: ‘ow yai’) has always been a representative of Vietnamese femininity and the pride of Vietnamese people. The image of Vietnamese women wearing Ao dai has left a beautiful impression on many travelers around the world who visit Vietnam. There are so many things to talk about Ao dai, but in this post, we will sha...
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Guest — Orlando
A very nice article on the beautiful dresses
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:36
Guest — marknvy
Interesting information, thank you.
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 08:21

Hoc Mon District in Ho Chi Minh City

Hoc Mon is a tranquil village-style district, but there are a lot of amusement parks, sightseeing, religious sites and historical sites to relieve your stress as well as acquire some historical knowledge.Map of Hoc Mon District's Attractions:Hoc Mon District OverviewHoc Mon District is a suburban district in the Northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, adjac...
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District 11 in Ho Chi Minh City

Among many districts making up the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City, District 11 is only second to District 5 in terms of the number of Chinese residing in the city. The culture of the Chinese community in District 11 plays a big part in the locals' daily life. Like other districts in the area, there is no sign to welcome you to the little Chinat...
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Guest — Jenny Young
Is this near the airport? If it is, I can make a quick trip during my layover at the airport
Friday, 10 January 2020 21:30
Guest — Alesha
Giac Vien pagoda is peaceful, but a bit out of the city center
Sunday, 27 October 2019 13:47

District 6 in Ho Chi Minh City

District 6 is another part of Cho Lon, the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City. Find out in this guide the fun thing you can discover in the district.Map of District 6's Attractions:District 6 OverviewLocated in the southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, District 6 shares borders with Tan Phu District, Binh Tan District, District 11, District 5, and District 8. ...
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Is District 6 Chinatown?
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:15
Guest — Lin
I love Ho Chi Minh Chinatown & Binh Tay market I can find lots of dried foods to buy home as souvenirs... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 11:54

Binh Tan District in Ho Chi Minh City

Other than those who live here, arguably, most locals know very little about Binh Tan District besides the fact that it houses Aeon Mall Binh Tan, one of the popular shopping centers in Ho Chi Minh City, and the West Station (Ben Xe Mien Tay), a major bus station to the west of the city connecting to provinces in the Mekong Delta. Binh Tan is the d...
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I didn't know there is a huge mall in this district. Lots of my friends are living here, will definitely go to the mall to hang ou... Read More
Saturday, 22 February 2020 17:27
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District 12 in Ho Chi Minh City

When coming to District 12, you can see the contrast between the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, like District 1 and District 3, and a peaceful area. Unlike the other destinations in Ho Chi Minh City, this area mainly attracts tourists thanks to its outdoor activities, which can be hard to find in other crowded districts. Map of District 12's Attra...
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Wow so many districts in Saigon, but this district seems far out of town
Sunday, 27 October 2019 11:59
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District 10 in Ho Chi Minh City

As a district near the city center, District 10’s economics is growing, but the lifestyle of locals is still the same. Join us in finding out what to do, what to see, and where to eat in this district.Map of District 10's Attractions:District 10 OverviewThe land which is now named District 10 was a deserted place between two big cities in Southern ...
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Guest — Kye
Went through here on a food tour. Lots of options and very crowded. Great to see the more local side of Saigon.
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:30
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Go Vap District in Ho Chi Minh City

Each district of Ho Chi Minh City its a different charm. As for Go Vap District, it has been reputed as a vibrant area with continuous housing and business development for those who seek investment opportunities.Map of Go Vap District's Attractions:Go Vap District OverviewGo Vap District has been highly urbanized since the 1980s and now it is still...
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I love your site! Your team has put together lots of great info, )... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:04
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Tan Phu District in Ho Chi Minh City

If you want to have more local experiences in Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Phu District is a place where you could actually encounter how Saigonese work, shop, and live daily. Moreover, this district could attract you with many appetizing cheap street foods and interesting attractions.Map of Tan Phu District's Attractions:Tan Phu District OverviewTan...
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Guest — Amira
Isn't the airport located in this district?
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:54
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District 9 in Ho Chi Minh City

To the east of Ho Chi Minh City is another outskirt district, connecting the city with the provinces in the north and east. Learn more about this district - District 9 - in our guide and discover the fun activities you can enjoy here.Map of District 9's Attractions:District 9 OverviewDistrict 9 was an outskirt of Thu Duc District in the past, and s...
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Thu Duc District in Ho Chi Minh City

Thu Duc District is a gateway situated in the northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. The district is mostly known for its college town, and it is often associated with the dynamic area of universities and the ideal environment for students. There are many special things about this suburban district making it a new developmental growth of the city.Map of Th...
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there's not much to do in thu duc besides going to the malls. The food and drinks here are cheap, though
Friday, 10 January 2020 17:26
Guest — Edie
Thu Duc is far from the city center. I had booked an airbnb here, but it was so far from everything else! The transport cost was h... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:00

Tan Binh District in Ho Chi Minh City

Tan Binh District has one of the biggest Vietnam international airports, Tan Son Nhat International Airport, welcoming most overseas travelers and give them the first impression about Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City. Therefore, there are plenty of interesting things to do and eat, such as traditional cuisine and recreational activities. This district ...
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I love this market at pham van hai, it's near my hotel
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:48
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Phu Nhuan District in Ho Chi Minh City

What is the quickest getaway from Ho Chi Minh City’s Center? Come to Phu Nhuan District, only 10 minutes away, and you can experience and learn more about the daily life of locals as well as try different cuisine they have to offer. It is a central district, but you can still find it less hustling but no less exciting than District 1.Map of Phu Nhu...
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Guest — Azra Sanchez
I love visiting here with friends at night. A lot of nice restaurants and drinking places, both local and international chains. If... Read More
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:35
Guest — Elise
I used to live at the Phan Xich Long area, it was quite nice with many restaurants and "nhau" places around the 2 sides of the riv... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:39

District 5 in Ho Chi Minh City

Chinatown is always fascinating to travelers with its cuisine and its colorful lights at night. District 5 in Ho Chi Minh City, a part of Chinatown, won’t disappoint you with a lot of delicious foods and shopping centers.Map of District 5's Attractions:District 5 OverviewDistrict 5 has been a part of Cho Lon or Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City since C...
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Do you conduct tour about District 5? I sent you an email please help to check. We are a family of 5 wanting to tour in March.... Read More
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:25
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District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City

To locals, District 1 and District 7 are for fancy entertainment and activities, while areas like District 2 used to be a place with little to do. However, things are changing, and many people, both locals and foreign nationals are moving to the district looking for luxurious foods and entertainment.Map of District 2's Attractions:District 2 Overvi...
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District 4 in Ho Chi Minh City

Located next to District 1 - the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, District 4 is a crowded district where you can easily observe the ordinary daily lives of Vietnamese locals. It is also an ideal destination for food-lovers as there is a wide variety of tasty street foods and several wonderful eating streets in District 4.Map of District 4's Attractions:D...
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Binh Thanh District in Ho Chi Minh City

Binh Thanh District is one of the districts in Ho Chi Minh City where you can get away from the crowded downtown. This old district may not be well-known by many tourists, but you can enjoy its authentic and buoyant spirit. If you are looking for an area where you can experience the casual life of local people but not really far from the center, Bi...
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District 7 in Ho Chi Minh City

As a developing district with a great number of impressive new buildings, high-standard apartments, and various high-end services, District 7 is a worth-exploring place on your luxury tours. If you have a chance to visit District 7 on your Ho Chi Minh City trip, this is what you can expect.Map of District 7's Attractions:District 7 OverviewDistrict...
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lots of international restaurants here, especially Korean restaurants, so this is a nice area to plan a fancy dinner
Monday, 06 January 2020 14:03
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