As a district near the city center, District 10’s economics is growing, but the lifestyle of locals is still the same. Join us in finding out 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 (old name of Ho Chi Minh City’s center) and Cho Lon. A myth about an area in District 10 bordering with District 3, Dan Chu Roundabout, maybe one of the reasons why few people chose 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 alike. The neighbor districts of District 10 are District 3, District 5, District 11, and Tan Binh District. With the total area of 10 square kilometers, District 10 is one part of the Chinatown or Cho Lon in Ho Chi Minh City and also has many attractions like contemporary historical attractions and religious sites, especially temples and pagodas, to visit.
How to Get to District 10
Because the distance to the center of District 10 is about 8 kilometer, 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, going 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, you can find a lot of small pagodas and temples in District 10. They may not have a long history, but they are no less beautiful. You can also visit other cultural and historical sites like the museum and parks as well.
|Tran Phu Monuments||Free||875 Cach Mang Thang 8, Ward 15||Historical attraction|
|Secret Weapon Basement||Free||183/4 3 Thang 2, Ward 11||Historical attraction|
Children under 1.2 m: VND 60,000/person
|41 Hoang Du Khuong, Ward 12||Museum|
|An Quang Pagoda||Free||243 Su Van Hanh, Ward 9||Religious site|
|Vietnam Quoc Tu Pagoda||Free||244 3 Thang 2, Ward 12||Religious site|
|Hung Long Pagoda||Free||298 Ngo Gia Tu, Ward 4||Religious site|
|Giac Minh Pagoda||Free||716 Dien Bien Phu, Ward 11||Religious site|
|Chi Hoa Temple||Free||475/77 Cach Mang Thang 8, Ward 13||Religious site|
|Le Thi Rieng Park||Free||875 Cach Mang Thang 8, Ward 15||Public park|
|Ky Hoa Park||Free||16 Le Hong Phong, Ward 12||Public park|
|Tho Trang White Rabbit Amusement Park||VND 150,000 – VND 330,000/person||875 Cach Mang Thang 8, Ward 15||Theme park|
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Eating in District 10
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.
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
Steamed Rice Roll:
Crab Tapioca Soup:
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 simply look at beautiful fresh flowers.
|Category||Address||What to Buy|
Nguyen Tri Phuong Market
Hoa Hung Market
Chi Hoa Market
Ho Thi Ky Market – Flower Market
Cambodian Market (Le Hong Phong Market)
Chuong Bo Market
|Dried Foods, Clothing, Accessories, and Souvenirs|
Van Hanh Mall
|Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Accessories, and Souvenirs|
Nguyen Tri Phuong Street
3 Thang 2 Street
|Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Accessories, Cosmetics, and Souvenirs|
Nightlife in District 10
Night market near the area of Le Thi Rieng Park
Sports games and night markets at Thong Nhat Stadium – 138 Dao Duy Tu, Ward 6
Shows and movies at Hoa Binh Theatre – 199 3 Thang 3, Ward 12
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 at daytime to observe and learn all of their beauty and go out on shopping and eating streets at night when the lights on and people fill the streets.