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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 Overview

Go Vap District has been highly urbanized since the 1980s and now it is still being invested because of its vast area and a big population. Recorded in 2016 with a total area of 19 square km, the population of the district was about 646,060, making it the district with the second largest population in Ho Chi Minh City and the 7th most crowded district. There are 16 wards in Go Vap as follows 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and ward 10 is considered as the central ward.

As for geography, the district is situated in the north and the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. It shares the borders with Binh Thanh District to the east, Tan Binh District to the west, District 12 to the north and the west, and Phu Nhuan District to the south. 

How to Get to Go Vap District

The district is about 7 kilometers away from the Tan Son Nhat International Airport and there are many taxis and rental cars available in front of the airport. It is better to opt for a taxi if you don't know the way around the city. If you are in District 1, which is 12 kilometers from Go Vap District, you can go by bus route 18, which takes you about 1 hour. The traffic during the rush hours leading to Go Vap can get heavily congested, so it can take you up to 1 hour 30 minutes or more when getting there by motorbike or car.

Attractions in Go Vap District

Go Vap District doesn’t have so many popular attractions but some of the sites are unique in Ho Chi Minh City like the floating temple and Hanh Thong Tay Church, the old church with a mixed architecture.

Name Entrance fee Address Category
Lang Hoa Park Free 191 Le Van Tho, Ward 8 Public park
Gia Dinh Park Free Hoang Minh Giam, Ward 3 Public park
Hanh Thong Tay Church Free 53/7 Quang Trung, Ward 11 Religious site
Phu Chau Temple (Floating Temple) Free 420/2 Nguyen Thai Son, Ward 5 Religious site
Pho Minh Pagoda Free 2 Thien Ho Duong, Ward 1 Religious site
Ngoc Phuong Monastery Free 498/1 Le Quang Dinh, Ward 1 Religious site


go vap district lang hoa park

Lang Hoa Park attracts many visitors, especially on special occasions like Tet Holiday

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Hanh Thong Tay Church

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Foods and Drinks in Go Vap District

Go Vap District is not a food paradise but it does not fail to offer abundant choices of restaurants, eateries, and cool green garden cafes giving you the best treats of Vietnamese eating.

Category Location
BBQ and Beer Restaurants

Am Thuc Bon Mua Restaurant – 304 Phan Huy Ich, Ward 12

Food House – 800 Nguyen Kiem, Ward 3

Lau Cua Dat Mui Restaurant – 769 Quang Trung, Ward 12

Giang Coi BBQ&Beer – 6 Pham Ngu Lao, Ward 3

Met Quan – 1117 Phan Van Tri, Ward 10

Nhung Nguoi Ban (Friends) Restaurant – 14 Phan Van Tri, Ward 7

Street Eats Phan Van Tri Street, Pham Van Dong Street, Quang Trung Street

Country House – 18C Phan Van Tri, Ward 10

Du Mien Garden Cafe – 7 Phan Van Tri, Ward 10

Oasis Cafe – 303 Le Loi, Ward 3

Vietnamese dishes

Bun Mam Co Ba (fermented fish noodle soup) – 451 Phan Huy Ich, Ward 14

Bun Bo Song Huong (beef noodle soup) – 740 Quang Trung, Ward 8

Mi Quang Chinh Hieu (Quang noodle) – 163 Le Van Tho, Ward 8

Nuong Ngoi Saigon (Earthenware tiles BBQ) – 232 Pham Van Dong, Ward 1

Franchises Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Lotteria, KFC, Texas Chicken


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A garden cafe in Go Vap District

Shopping in Go Vap District

The large population of Go Vap District has raised a great call for shopping and entertainment. Therefore, many markets, supermarkets, and malls have been set up to meet the demand of the residents and the visitors.

Category Address What to Buy
Shopping Malls

Vincom Plaza – 12 Phan Van Tri, Ward 7

Lotte Mart – 242 Nguyen Van Luong, Ward 10

Vincom Plaza – 190 Quang Trung, Ward 10

Emart – 366 Phan Van Tri, Ward 5

Clothes, accessories, cosmetics, foods, and drinks

Co.opmart Foodcosa – 304A Quang Trung, Ward 11

Co.opmart Phan Van Tri – 543/1 Phan Van Tri, Ward 7

Clothes, accessories, cosmetics, foods, and drinks
Local Markets

An Nhon Market – Le Duc Tho Street, Ward 17

Go Vap Market – Nguyen Van Nghi, Ward 5

Hanh Thong Tay Market – Quang Trung, Ward 11

Clothes, groceries, and confectionery


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Many visitors go to Go Vap Market to go shopping and explore the interesting local life

Nightlife in Go Vap District

Many are surprised by the beauty of Go Vap District at night when many lights are on in high-end malls, creating the feel of the lively and dynamic urban life. Other than trendy cafes, another thing you can do is visit Hanh Thong Tay night market on Quang Trung Street, Ward 11. In general, it is not too quiet or noisy at night but the charm there is totally undeniable.

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Hanh Thong Tay night market is a highlight of Go Vap District’s nightlife


Summary of Go Vap District in Ho Chi Minh City

Go Vap has evolved dramatically for many years and. It is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to discover the urban life but not too bustling in Ho Chi Minh City. Things, from unique attractions to local markets and modern malls, will make your trip to Go Vap District an unforgettable experience.

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