VietnamHo Chi MinhDistrict 10 in Ho Chi Minh City

District 10 in Ho Chi Minh City

As a district near the city center, District 10’s economy is growing, but the lifestyle of locals is still the same. Join us in discovering what to do, what to see, and where to eat in this district.

Map of District 10’s Attractions:

District 10 Overview

The land, which is now named District 10, was a deserted place between two big cities in Southern Vietnam in the 19th century, Saigon (the old name of Ho Chi Minh City’s center) and Cho Lon. A myth about an area in District 10 bordering District 3, Dan Chu Roundabout, may be one of the reasons why few people choose to reside here. It was told that mass graves of many soldiers that had sacrificed in the uprising of Le Van Khoi, the son of Marshal Le Van Duyet, against Emperor Minh Mang, were found here, and thus the place is “cursed” and deserted. However, people from Central Vietnam and other parts of Vietnam had come to settle in the land because it was convenient to commute between the city center and suburban areas.

This district is now a place for busy trading activities for big and small businesses. The neighboring districts of District 10 are District 3, District 5, District 11, and Tan Binh District. With a total area of 10 square kilometers, District 10 is part of Chinatown or Cho Lon in Ho Chi Minh City and also has many attractions, such as contemporary historical attractions and religious sites, especially temples and pagodas.

How to Get to District 10

Because the distance to the center of District 10 is about 8 kilometers from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Tan Binh District, it would take about half an hour and VND 100,000 for a taxi ride. If you choose the yellow bus No. 119 at the airport, the time should be a bit longer and drop you at some stops in District 10, including those on Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Bac Hai Street, Thanh Thai Street, and Nguyen Tri Phuong Street. From District 1 through District 3, the distance is shortened to 5 kilometers. You can reach District 10 in about 20 minutes.

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Attractions in District 10

Like in District 5, District 10 has many small pagodas and temples. They may not have a long history, but they are no less beautiful. You can also visit other cultural and historical sites, such as the museum and parks.

NameEntrance FeeAddressCategory
Tran Phu MonumentsFree875 Cach Mang Thang 8, Ward 15Historical attraction
Secret Weapon BasementFree183/4 3 Thang 2, Ward 11Historical attraction
Fito Museum

Children under 1.2 m: VND 60,000/person
Adult and children above 1.2 m: VND 120,000/person

41 Hoang Du Khuong, Ward 12Museum
An Quang PagodaFree243 Su Van Hanh, Ward 9Religious site
Vietnam Quoc Tu PagodaFree244 3 Thang 2, Ward 12Religious site
Hung Long PagodaFree298 Ngo Gia Tu, Ward 4Religious site
Giac Minh PagodaFree716 Dien Bien Phu, Ward 11Religious site
Chi Hoa TempleFree475/77 Cach Mang Thang 8, Ward 13Religious site
Le Thi Rieng ParkFree875 Cach Mang Thang 8, Ward 15Public park
Ky Hoa ParkFree16 Le Hong Phong, Ward 12Public park
Tho Trang White Rabbit Amusement ParkVND 150,000 – VND 330,000/person875 Cach Mang Thang 8, Ward 15Theme park

Eating in District 10

Crab tapioca noodle soup

What should you do in Chinatown? Try the food there. In District 10, you will find a mix of Chinese cuisine and Vietnamese cuisine with many delicious savories and sweet dishes to enjoy. The eateries are mostly small businesses owned by the locals instead of a grand and famous brand names like those in District 1 and District 3. Besides Chinese and Vietnamese foods, you should give street foods at the Cambodian Market a try to see the diversity of the culture here.

Street Foods

Local markets: Ho Thi Ky Market, Ba Hat Market, Cambodian Market (Le Hong Phong Market)

Eateries streets: Nguyen Tri Phuong, To Hien Thanh, Su Van Hanh, Ba Hat, Thanh Thai

Cafes and Desserts

Su Van Hanh Street, Ba Thang Hai Street, and Nguyen Tri Phuong Street

Sorrento Cafe – 91/6 Hoa Hung, Ward 12
1985 Cafe – 7A/67 Thanh Thai, Ward 14

Vietnamese Cuisine

Steamed Rice Roll:
Banh Cuon Y Thien – 274 Ba Hat, Ward 9

Sweet Soup:
Che Thai Y Phuong – 380 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Ward 4

Crab Tapioca Soup:
Banh canh cua Ut Le – 210 To Hien Thanh, Ward 15

Broken Rice:
Com Tam Tu Map – 812 Su Van Hanh, Ward 12

Lang Nuong Nam Bo – 302A To Hien Thanh, Ward 15

Shopping in District 10

Even though there is one recently opened shopping mall in District 10, you can still enjoy the activities by going through local markets and shopping streets where you can get your things at reasonable prices. One of the recommendations is to visit Ho Thi Ky Market to buy or look at beautiful fresh flowers.

Ho Thi Ky Market
CategoryAddressWhat to Buy
Local Markets

Nguyen Tri Phuong Market
68 Nguyen Lam, Ward 6

Hoa Hung Market
539A Cach Mang Thang 8, Ward 15

Chi Hoa Market
24 To Hien Thanh, Ward 15

Ho Thi Ky Market – Flower Market
52 Alley Ho Thi Ky, Ward 1

Cambodian Market (Le Hong Phong Market)
374 Alley Le Hong Phong, Ward 1

Chuong Bo Market
384 Alley Ly Thai To, Ward 10

Dried Foods, Clothing, Accessories, and Souvenirs
Shopping Mall

Van Hanh Mall
11 Su Van Hanh, Ward 12

Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Accessories, and Souvenirs
Shopping Streets

Nguyen Tri Phuong Street

3 Thang 2 Street

Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Accessories, Cosmetics, and Souvenirs

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Summary of District 10 in Ho Chi Minh City

When you have the chance to visit District 10 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, you should visit the religious sites and cultural sites in the daytime to observe and learn all of their beauty and go out shopping and eating streets at night when the lights on and people fill the streets.

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