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 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.
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.
A look of Binh Tay Market from the outside
A look of Binh Tay Market from the inside
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.
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.
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.
|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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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.
|Chinese Cuisine|| |
7 Ky Quan Restaurant (7 Wonders Restaurant)
Gia Phu Phuc Kien Restaurant
Hong Ky Mi Gia
|Vietnam Cuisine|| |
Quan Chay Quan Am (Vegetarian Restaurant)
Nuong Bet Quan (BBQ Restaurant )
Hem Quan- Ga Len Mam (specialize in chicken)
Ba Hom Restaurant (BBQ in Southern Vietnam style)
Nhan Phat Restaurant (specialize in beef)
Bun Dau Pho Co (specialize in iconic traditional Vietnamese dish- Noodle with fried tofu & shrimp paste)
A dish served in 7 Ky Quan Restaurant (7 Wonders Restaurant)
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.
|Category||Address||What to Buy|
Binh Tay Market
Ho Trong Quy Market
Hau Giang Flower Market
Metro Binh Phu (supermarket)
|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|
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.
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.
A look at a play in Trinh Kim Chi Theater on Hau Giang Street
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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