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 is one of 24 districts of the city bordering with District 6, District 11, District 12, Tan Binh District, and Binh Tan District. The district is divided into 11 wards and the population (2013) was estimated to be about 442,000 people. The total area of Tan Phu District is about 16 kilometers squared.
Tan Phu was a ward in Tan Binh District before 1975 that has been established by combining the Tan Son Nhi Ward and Phu Tho Hoa Ward and later become a district on its own in 2003, a house of many historical attractions.
The distance from the center of the city to Tan Phu District is about 10 kilometers. You will have many choices to get to Tan Phu to see and enjoy the attractions like the public bus, which would take you about VND 10,000 and 1 hour, or taxi (about VND 100,000 and 40 minutes), and motorbike taxi (about VND 50,000 and 40 minutes).
Phap Van Pagoda
|Phu Tho Hoa Tunnels||Free||139 Phu Tho Hoa Street, Phu Tho Hoa Ward||Historical monument|
|Phap Van Pagoda||Free||16 Le Thuc Hoach, Phu Tho Hoa Ward||Religious site|
|Quan Am Temple||Free||80/6 Trinh Dinh Thao, Phu Trung Ward||Religious site|
|Tan Son Nhi Temple||Free||207 Tan Ky Tan Quy Street, Tan Son Nhi Ward||Historical monument|
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Even though this area is not in the center of Ho Chi Minh City but foodies won't be disappointed with the various kinds of foods Tan Phu has to offer, from fast foods, refreshment to fancy Vietnamese cuisine.
|Bubble Tea Shops||Nguyen Son Street, Phu Tho Hoa Ward|
|Vietnamese Foods|| |
Bun Bo Hue
Street food market
Bo Cuoi Restaurant
|Fast Foods||KFC, Pizza Company on Nguyen Son Street and Tan Son Nhi Street|
|Coffee Shops|| |
The Coffee House
Aeon Mall Tan Phu
|Category||Address||What to Buy|
|Shopping Mall||Aeon Mall Tan Phu - 30 Bo Bao Tan Thang Street, Son Ky Ward||Food, clothes, accessories, cosmetics, and jewelry|
|Supermarket||Big C Phu Thanh - 212 Thoai Ngoc Hau Street, Phu Thanh Ward||Clothes, food, household goods, and fruits|
|Local market|| |
Tan Huong Market - 196 Tan Huong Street, Tan Quy Ward
Phu Trung Market - 49/26 Trinh Dinh Trong, Phu Trung Ward
|Fresh food, clothes, fruits, vegetables, and flowers|
The nightlife in Tan Phu District is popular with a lot of crowded local food stalls and supermarkets. In fact, most of these food stalls only open to service at night. You would love to have dinner in these places with your friends or family just to get more of the local experiences. You can also wander around the district with a private local guide at night to enjoy the fresh air and watching people on the streets.
Located away from the city center in District 1, Tan Phu District is not as bustling as some central districts in Ho Chi Minh City. However, you could see and explore the lifestyle in Vietnam in a local way, different than seeing touristy places. Besides, you would be impressed by its amazing foods and beautiful historical and religious attractions. If you are interested in traveling off the beaten path, check out our motorbike private tour in Ho Chi Minh City.
For information on other districts, see our guide on Ho Chi Minh City Districts Overview.