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District 6 in Ho Chi Minh City

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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 Overview

Located 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.

District 6 is about seven square kilometers, with a population estimate in 2011 of over 250,000. Most of them are Vietnamese, and about one-third of them is Chinese. Therefore, this area is a great choice if you want to experience unique Vietnamese - Chinese delicacies.

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Quite similar to District 5, District 6 is also dominated by many markets, including Binh Tay Market (a highlight of Cho Lon area), as a consequence, this area is the hub for distribution of various goods, including specialties such as clothes, jewelry, souvenir, handicraft, textile, and food. Additionally, District 6 is well-known for trading fruits and other kinds of goods with the provinces in the Southwest of Vietnam.

District 6 Binh Tay Market 1

A look of Binh Tay Market from the outside

District 6 Binh Tay Market 2

A look of Binh Tay Market from the inside

How to Get to District 6

Due to its location, District 6 is extremely easy to approach from the city center. The two transportations considered to be two of the most common options are:

Option 1: the very convenient way is to take a taxi or a motorbike taxi.
Using apps on your mobile, you just need to fill in the destination and enjoy your ride as well as the scenery along the way. Price ranges from VND 30,000 to VND 200,000, depending on the vehicles, when, and where you book the transportation.

Option 2: the highly economic way is to take a bus. However, you may need to walk a little to reach the bus station.
If you are in District 1, you can take the bus route 1. This bus starts at a large bus station located on Ham Nghi Street (very close to Ben Thanh Market).
If you want to start your journey from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, you can take the bus route 103. This 10-kilometer path will take you roughly one hour to arrive at District 6.
Price: ranging from VND 6,000 to VND 20,000, depending on the bus routes that you choose.

Attractions in District 6

Besides Binh Tay Market, District 6 features in many ancient temples. Both the market’s design and the temples’ architecture are greatly inspired by the Chinese style. However, Giac Hai Pagoda is an exception, you can encounter a unique pagoda design because its architecture was extremely similar to that of a Catholic Church.

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Moreover, District 6 is well-known for a little handicraft village in Ho Chi Minh City located at 1017 Alley Hong Bang Street. The families of those craftsmen living here have devoted their whole lives making Buddha sculptures to maintain the traditional value of the family and express their religious belief. Some families in this street have been inheriting the tradition for more than 100 years.

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Name Entrance Fee Address Category
Binh Phu Park Free 10 Binh Phu Street, Ward 11 Public Park
Phu Lam Park Free 436 An Duong Vuong Street, Ward 13 Public Park
Binh Tay Market Free 57A Thap Muoi Street, Ward 2 Historical and architectural attraction
Giac Hai Pagoda Free 1017/3 Hong Bang Street, Ward 12 Religious site
Thao Duong Pagoda Free 335 Hung Vuong Street, Ward 12 Religious site
Loc Uyen Monastery Free 121 Kinh Duong Vuong Street, Ward 12 Religious site
Ngoc Lam Monastery Free 578 Hung Vuong Street, Ward 3 Religious site
Tu An Pagoda Free 23 Tan Hoa Street, Ward 14 Religious site
Dieu Phap Pagoda Free 925/10 Hau Giang Street, Ward 11 Religious site
Tuyen Lam Pagoda Free 265 Hung Vuong Street, Ward 9 Religious site
Thien Y Pagoda Free 135/95A Hung Vuong Street, Ward 6 Religious site
Dai Bi Monastery Free 101/35A5, 101/35A5 Pham Dinh Ho Street, Ward 6 Religious site
Thien Duc Pagoda Free 69 Van Than Street, Ward 8 Religious site
Hau Giang Flower Market Free Hau Giang Street, Ward 12 Market

 

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Eating in District 6

If you are a food lover, you will find a variety of tasty drinks, meals or snacks, both Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, at a very reasonable price. These dishes will definitely bring a smile to your face. Below is the list of selected suggestions for you to try.

Category Location
Chinese Cuisine

7 Ky Quan Restaurant (7 Wonders Restaurant)
No.12, 26 Street, Ward 11

Gia Phu Phuc Kien Restaurant 
513/28 Gia Phu Street, Ward 3

Hong Ky Mi Gia 
618 Hau Giang Street, Ward 13

Vietnam Cuisine

Quan Chay Quan Am (Vegetarian Restaurant)
137/7 Binh Tien Street, Ward 8

Nuong Bet Quan (BBQ Restaurant )
No 52, Street 10, Ward 13

Hem Quan- Ga Len Mam (specialize in chicken)
227 - 229 - 231 - 233 Tran Van Kieu Street, Ward 10

Ba Hom Restaurant (BBQ in Southern Vietnam style)
62 Ba Hom Street, Ward 13

Nhan Phat Restaurant (specialize in beef)
160 Dang Nguyen Can Street, Ward 13

Bun Dau Pho Co (specialize in iconic traditional Vietnamese dish- Noodle with fried tofu & shrimp paste)
85A Ba Hom Street, Ward 13

 

District 6 7 ky quan restaurant

A dish served in 7 Ky Quan Restaurant (7 Wonders Restaurant)

Shopping in District 6

In case you are a fan of handicrafts, you will definitely find this area as a paradise because there are tons of choices of various high-quality products from raw materials to the finished handicrafts. You can read more about the shopping guide in Ho Chi Minh City here.

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Category Address What to Buy
Markets

Binh Tay Market
57A Thap Muoi, Ward 2

Ho Trong Quy Market
Ly Chieu Hoang, Ward 10

Hau Giang Flower Market
Hau Giang Street, Ward 12

Metro Binh Phu (supermarket)
Binh Phu Street, Ward 11

Food, clothes, accessories, jewelry, souvenir, handicrafts, textile, ethnic fabrics, and fresh flowers
Handicraft village  1017 Hong Bang Street Buddha sculptures of many sizes and related products

 

Nightlife in District 6

Not as bustle as its neighbor- District 5, District 6 is a little cozier with a lot of street food stalls on the sidewalk along every street and qualified restaurants.

District 6 nightlife

Kinh Duong Vuong food street at night in District 6

If you are a fan of the musical, Trinh Kim Chi Theater will burst you into laughter and tears with many emotions given by the performance of talented actress and actors.

District 6 Trinh Kim Chi Theater

A look at a play in Trinh Kim Chi Theater on Hau Giang Street

 

Summary of District 6 in Ho Chi Minh City

If there is anything to conclude about District 6, it can only be “worth trying”. The influence of especially its lifestyle, architecture, and gastronomy will offer you memorable experiences while being here.

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Comments

Guest - Deborah on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:15

Is District 6 Chinatown?

Is District 6 Chinatown?
Guest - Lin on Sunday, 27 October 2019 11:54

I love Ho Chi Minh Chinatown & Binh Tay market I can find lots of dried foods to buy home as souvenirs

I love Ho Chi Minh Chinatown & Binh Tay market :D I can find lots of dried foods to buy home as souvenirs
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