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District 6 in Ho Chi Minh City

District 6 is another part of Cho Lon, the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City. Find out in this guide the fun things you can discover in the district.

Map of District 6’s Attractions:

District 6 Overview

Located in the southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, District 6 shares borders with Tan Phu District, Binh Tan District, District 11, District 5, and District 8.

District 6 is about seven square kilometers, and its population was estimated at over 250,000 in 2011. Most of the people are Vietnamese, and about one-third are Chinese. Therefore, this area is a great choice for experiencing unique Vietnamese-Chinese delicacies.

Quite similar to District 5, District 6 is also dominated by many markets, including Binh Tay Market (a highlight of the Cho Lon area); as a consequence, this area is the hub for the distribution of various goods, including specialties such as clothes, jewelry, souvenirs, handicrafts, textiles, and food. Additionally, District 6 is well-known for trading fruits and other kinds of goods with the provinces in the Southwest of Vietnam.

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How to Get to District 6

Due to its location, District 6 is easy to approach from the city center. The two transportations considered to be two of the most common options are:

Option 1: The most convenient way is to take a taxi or a motorbike taxi.
Using apps on your mobile, you just need to fill in the destination and enjoy your ride and the scenery along the way. The price ranges from VND 30,000 to VND 200,000, depending on the vehicles, when, and where you book the transportation.

Option 2: the highly economic way is to take a bus. However, you may need to walk a little to reach the bus station.

If you are in District 1, you can take the bus route 1. This bus starts at a large bus station on Ham Nghi Street (close to Ben Thanh Market).

If you want to start your journey from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, you can take the bus route 103. This 10-kilometer path will take you roughly one hour to arrive at District 6.

Price: ranging from VND 6,000 to VND 20,000, depending on your chosen bus routes.

Bus station in District 6

Attractions in District 6

Besides Binh Tay Market, District 6 features many ancient temples. Both the market’s design and the temples’ architecture are greatly inspired by the Chinese style. However, Giac Hai Pagoda is an exception. Its architecture is extremely similar to that of a Catholic Church, making it a unique pagoda.

Outside of Binh Tay Market

Moreover, District 6 is well-known as a little handicraft village in Ho Chi Minh City located at 1017 Alley Hong Bang Street. The families of those craftsmen living here have devoted their whole lives to making Buddha sculptures to maintain the traditional values of the family and express their religious beliefs. Some families in this street have inherited the tradition for over 100 years.

NameEntrance FeeAddressCategory
Binh Phu ParkFree10 Binh Phu Street, Ward 11Public Park
Phu Lam ParkFree436 An Duong Vuong Street, Ward 13Public Park
Binh Tay MarketFree57A Thap Muoi Street, Ward 2Historical and architectural attraction
Giac Hai PagodaFree1017/3 Hong Bang Street, Ward 12Religious site
Thao Duong PagodaFree335 Hung Vuong Street, Ward 12Religious site
Loc Uyen MonasteryFree121 Kinh Duong Vuong Street, Ward 12Religious site
Ngoc Lam MonasteryFree578 Hung Vuong Street, Ward 3Religious site
Tu An PagodaFree23 Tan Hoa Street, Ward 14Religious site
Dieu Phap PagodaFree925/10 Hau Giang Street, Ward 11Religious site
Tuyen Lam PagodaFree265 Hung Vuong Street, Ward 9Religious site
Thien Y PagodaFree135/95A Hung Vuong Street, Ward 6Religious site
Dai Bi MonasteryFree101/35A5, 101/35A5 Pham Dinh Ho Street, Ward 6Religious site
Thien Duc PagodaFree69 Van Than Street, Ward 8Religious site
Hau Giang Flower MarketFreeHau Giang Street, Ward 12>Market

Eating in District 6

If you are a food lover, you will find a variety of tasty drinks, meals or snacks, both Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines, at a very reasonable price. These dishes will bring a smile to your face. Below is the list of suggestions you can try.

CategoryLocation
Chinese Cuisine

7 Ky Quan Restaurant (7 Wonders Restaurant)
No.12, 26 Street, Ward 11

Gia Phu Phuc Kien Restaurant 
513/28 Gia Phu Street, Ward 3

Hong Ky Mi Gia 
618 Hau Giang Street, Ward 13

Vietnam Cuisine

Quan Chay Quan Am (Vegetarian Restaurant)
137/7 Binh Tien Street, Ward 8

Nuong Bet Quan (BBQ Restaurant )
No 52, Street 10, Ward 13

Hem Quan- Ga Len Mam (specialize in chicken)
227 – 229 – 231 – 233 Tran Van Kieu Street, Ward 10

Ba Hom Restaurant (BBQ in Southern Vietnam style)
62 Ba Hom Street, Ward 13

Nhan Phat Restaurant (specialize in beef)
160 Dang Nguyen Can Street, Ward 13

Bun Dau Pho Co (specialize in iconic traditional Vietnamese dish- Noodle with fried tofu & shrimp paste)
85A Ba Hom Street, Ward 13

Shopping in District 6

If you are a fan of handicrafts, you will definitely find this area a paradise because there are tons of choices of various high-quality products, from raw materials to finished handicrafts. You can read more about the Ho Chi Minh City shopping guide here.

CategoryAddressWhat to Buy
Markets

Binh Tay Market
57A Thap Muoi, Ward 2

Ho Trong Quy Market
Ly Chieu Hoang, Ward 10

Hau Giang Flower Market
Hau Giang Street, Ward 12

Metro Binh Phu (supermarket)
Binh Phu Street, Ward 11

Food, clothes, accessories, jewelry, souvenir, handicrafts, textile, ethnic fabrics, and fresh flowers
Handicraft village 1017 Hong Bang StreetBuddha sculptures of many sizes and related products

Nightlife in District 6

District 6 is not as bustle as its neighbor, District 5. It is a little cozier, with many street food stalls on the sidewalks along every street and qualified restaurants.

If you are a fan of the musical, Trinh Kim Chi Theater will burst you into laughter and tears with many emotions given by the performance of talented actresses and actors.

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Summary of District 6 in Ho Chi Minh City

If there is anything to conclude about District 6, it can only be “worth trying.” Its influence, especially its lifestyle, architecture, and gastronomy, will offer you memorable experiences while you are there.

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