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Binh Thanh District in Ho Chi Minh City

Binh Thanh is one of the Ho Chi Minh City districts to get away from the crowded downtown. Many tourists may not know this old district, but you can enjoy its authentic and buoyant spirit. If you want to experience the casual life of locals but not far from the center, Binh Thanh District is an excellent choice.

Map of Binh Thanh District’s Attractions:

Binh Thanh District Overview

Located on the eastern side of Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Thanh District is surrounded by many small canals, such as Thi Nghe, Cau Bong, Van Thanh, and Thanh Da. It is close to District 1, District 3, and many other Ho Chi Minh City areas, such as Phu Nhuan District and Go Vap District.

The history of Binh Thanh District can be traced to the early 19th century. This was one of the first districts to be established in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), with a small community of many different ethnicities and cultures from other regions in Vietnam. Historically, people in the area relied on agriculture, fishing, and farming. Today, tourism is Binh Thanh District’s main economic activity. In an area of 20.76 square kilometers, about 480,000 people reside, and many office buildings are being built.

How to Get to Binh Thanh District

From Tan Son Nhat International Airport, it takes 30 minutes to get to Binh Thanh District by taxi, for the approximate cost of around VND 120,000.

From District 1 or other central districts, it takes about 20 minutes to get to Binh Thanh District by scooter or taxi. Another convenient way to visit this district is by bus. You can easily find a bus route to Binh Thanh District at Ben Thanh bus station or on your phone with the Ho Chi Minh City Bus Map app.

Attractions in Binh Thanh District

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Tomb of General Le Van Duyet (locally known as Lang Ong Ba Chieu)
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Sipping a drink with a fantastic view of the city at Landmark 81

Attractions in Binh Thanh District are not well-known to foreign visitors or even locals from other regions and areas. But you can still find these places preserve many precious traditions of local people over time.

NameEntrance FeeAddressCategory
Tomb of Le Van DuyetFree1 Vu Tung Street, Ward 1History mausoleum
Binh Quoi Tourist VillageFree48/10 Dien Bien Phu Street, Ward 28Recreational park
Dieu Phap PagodaFree188 No Trang Long Street, Ward 13Religious site
Gia Dinh ChurchFree280 Bui Huu Nghia Street, Ward 2Religious site
Landmark 81Free208 Nguyen Huu Canh Street, Tan Cang VinhomesShopping and Entertainment

Eating in Binh Thanh District

Ba Chieu local market binh thanh district

Many of its residents are from different regions of Vietnam: the North, the Center, and the South. Therefore, the cultural activities are both diverse and vibrant, as well as the food.

Traditional dishesCom tho chay
209 – 211 – 213 Dinh Bo Linh Street, Ward 26
From 6 AM to 10 PM Anh Tu grilled chicken
449 Le Quang Dinh Street, Ward 5
From 4 PM to 10 PM

Banh xeo Binh Dinh Nau Oi
63B Ung Van Khiem Street, Ward 25
From 3 PM to 10 PM

Street eatsPhan Van Han Street, Van Kiep Street, Huynh Man Dat Street, Truong Sa Street
From 4 PM to 11 PM Sticky rice: Ba Chieu Market
From 5 PM to 11 PM
Western foodBeefsteak Titi
67/4/118 Vu Huy Tan Street, Ward 3
From 8 AM to 10 PMFarm Potatoes (Nong Trai Khoai)
89 Pham Viet Chanh Street, Ward 19
From 5 PM to 11 PM

Le Bordeaux
72 Nguyen Gia Tri Street, Ward 25
From 6 PM to 10:30 PM

Coffee shopsJuliet’s Garden
97/5 Le Quang Dinh Street, Ward 14
From 6:30 AM to 10 PMQi Garden Coffee
225 Nguyen Xi Street, Ward 13
From 7 AM to 10 PM

Shopping in Binh Thanh District

Ba Chieu local market binh thanh district 2

Binh Thanh District does not have many grand shopping malls or stores like the central town. However, it is where you can bargain for a cheap souvenir in a local market and enjoy traditional Vietnamese foods. There are some suggestions below for your shopping experience in this district.

LocationAddressWhat to Buy
Pearl Plaza561 Dien Bien Phu Street, Ward 25Clothes, Accessories
Vincom Plaza Saigon Res188 Nguyen Xi Street, Ward 26Clothes, Accessories
Ba Chieu MarketCorner of Bach Dang and Bui Huu Nghia Street, Ward 1Clothes, Accessories,
Food, Vietnamese souvenirs
Thi Nghe MarketNear Thi Nghe Bridge – Phan Van Han Street, Ward 19Clothes, Accessories,
Food, Vietnamese souvenirs

Nightlife in Binh Thanh District

The main activity of the people here when night falls is spending time at the riverside while enjoying the pleasant breeze. You can walk along the canal or have dinner by the riverside with Vietnamese beer.

You can also experience the Japanese atmosphere at Little Tokyo on Pham Viet Chanh Street, which has many Japanese restaurants and hotels.

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Summary of Binh Thanh District in Ho Chi Minh City

If you want to experience the life of local people with many ancient cultures, Binh Thanh is where you can find those things. The pace of life here has always been calm, and most values that reflect the authentic ways of life here are still preserved.

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