Where are the best places to stay in Ho Chi Minh City?
On your first time moving to the south of Viet Nam, you may wonder where to stay in Ho Chi Minh city. Choosing an ideal place to become a home for the whole family, probably not easy. How to choose a place with fresh air, near schools to ensure education for your children, close to the hospital, or shopping malls to serve your needs? Here is our guide of where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City for you.
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1. District 1
Considered the central district of Ho Chi Minh city with many agencies, office buildings, commercial areas, restaurants, clubs, bars,… Therefore, it is common for rents to be high here. Especially in “downtowns” such as Nguyen Hue, Dong Khoi, Le Loi or Pasteur street.
District 1 deserves to be an ideal place for singles and foreign tourists looking for a vibrant, bustling place, especially at night, this is also an explanation for the verse “Sai Gon never sleeps”.
2. District 7
District 7 owns new, civilized and clean urban areas that are in accordance with “Singapore standards”. With new architecture, high artistic and entertaining constructions, District 7 is also an ideal place to live.
District 7 has Phu My Hung area, Cresent Mall, Anh Sao bridge, Vivo City, Artinus 3D art museum, legendary Phu My bridge,… which are symbols of civilized and modern beauty. Despite not possessing a diverse culinary culture, District 7 is still a destination for entertainment and living of many Saigon residents.
3. District 3
If you love history, District 3 is an answer for your question: “Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City?”. Adjacent to District 1 and located in the heart of the city, District 3 is somewhat quieter and more “local” than its neighbor.
District 3 has many ancient trees stretching on both sides of the walkway, a place with many headquarters of embassies of countries, architectural works built during the French colonial period and of course indispensable presence of entertainment venues like cafes, bars or restaurants.
4. District 2
This was once the poorest area of the city, but now a series of real estate projects are coming up, District 2 apartments are becoming “hot key”. With an extremely strategic location connected to the central district by the Thu Thiem tunnel, it is also the first stop of the subway system being built. District 2 is being chosen by many people as an ideal place to live, especially for foreigners.
Sometime you want to find somewhere to stay peacefully, Thao Dien is a place you can consider. This is an area where many foreigners live and work in Saigon. The houses are extremely beautiful with quiet spaces. In addition, Thao Dien also has many famous international schools besides many western restaurants and luxury bars.