The 6 Best Free Experiences In Ho Chi Minh City


To locals, District 1 and District 7 are for fancy entertainment and activities, while areas like District 2 used khổng lồ be a place with little khổng lồ vì chưng. However, things are changing, và many people, both locals & foreign nationals are moving to lớn the district looking for luxurious foods và entertainment.

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Map of District 2"s Attractions:

District 2 Overview

From January 2021, District 2 is part of Thu Duc City, located in the northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. The area has been under urbanization to lớn be a new financial center in 20trăng tròn since 1998. District 2 shares borders with District 1, 4, 7, 9, Binch Tkhô nóng, and Thu Duc District. It also meets with Dong Nai Province in the south.

Although there are still many projects under construction, many find the place fascinating & intriguing, because the modern và westernization are what District 2 is aiming lớn.


District 2 is gradually becoming more attractive sầu in the eyes of locals and expats

When you first come to District 2 you will be surprised by how fast-developing this place is. It is a decent place to lớn enjoy your trip to Ho Chi Minc City, have some fun, & even a settle-down place for expats in Ho Chi Minc City. That’s why District 2 is well known to lớn expats, besides District 1 and District 7. And because the area is large, so all of the places for entertainment and attractions are not in one spot but all spread out. With many bars, luxurious villas, and malls, it could be an ikhuyến mãi place for anyone who loves peace and stillness but still wants to have some fun.

How lớn Get to District 2

The distance between District 2 và Tan San Nhat International Airport is around 16 kilometers, so our suggestion is to lớn take a cab for convenience và safety on the long road. And you should know where your stop before coming khổng lồ District 2 is because the distance between places can be quite far apart.

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Attractions in District 2

District 2 is where arts và modernization come alive and waltz you to a peaceful và civilized world but still keeps traditional values as the center of everything.

Name Entrance Fee Address Category
Thu Thiem Park Free Above sầu Thu Thiem Tunnel connecting District 1 & District 2 Park
Diamond Island Free Number 9 Street, Binh Trung Tay Ward Islet
Family Garden Free for adultVND 80,000/child 28 Thao Dien, Thao Dien Ward Ecotourism destination
Minh Dang Quang Pagoda Free 505 Xa Lo Ha Noi, An Phu Ward Religious site
Dieu Giac Pagoda Free 177 Tran Nao, Binh An Ward Religious site
Hue Nghiem Pagoda Free 299B Luong Dinh Cua, An Phu Ward Religious site
Thien Tinc Pagoda Free 17 Bac Nam, An Phu Ward Religious site
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre VND 35,000 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien Ward Museum

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Eating in District 2

From fine dining lớn street food, District 2 has all the essence of Vietnamese cuisine, và all around the world, these locations down here will satisfy anyone.

Category Location
Bistro KokoisBistro: 24 Thao Dien, Thao Dien WardVilla Song Saigon: 197/2 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien WardSpice Bistro: 32 11 street, Thao Dien WardPalm Bistro: 36 Thao Dien, Thao Dien Ward
Street Eats Thu Thiem Park - above sầu Thu Thiem Tunnels (evening hours)
Cafe Shops KokoisBistro Cafe & Store: 24 Thao Dien, Thao Dien WardLaMay Cafe: 280A1 Luong Dinc Cua, An Phu WardThe Snap Cafe: 32 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien WardCiao Cafe: 167 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien WardChez Nous Coffee and Waffle: 120 Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien WardVilla Royale Antique và Tea Room: 3 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien WardDolphy Cafe: 31 Thao Dien, Thao Dien Ward
Fine Dining Restaurants

La Villa French Restaurant: 14 Ngo Quang Huy, Thao Dien WardLa Bettola: 82 Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien WardLa Plancha: 25 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien WardMAD House: 6/một nửa Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien WardThe Deck Saigon, 38 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien Ward

Shopping in District 2

Alongside with a luxury lifestyle, there are many malls & stores in District 2 selling very artistic stuff for tourists khổng lồ buy as souvenirs. And you should visit local markets khổng lồ experience another side, the traditional aspect, of this district.

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Category Address What lớn Buy
Stores Lang Art (Art Village): 38 Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien WardInpages: 4 Le Van Mien, Thao Dien WardSadec: 63 Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien Ward Art crafts
Shopping Malls Vincom Mega Mall: 159 Xa Lo Ha Noi, Thao Dien WardParkson Cantavil: 1 Song Hanh, An Phu WardEstella Place: 22 Song Hanh, An Phu Ward Clothes, Accessories
Local Markets Thao Dien Market: Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien WardBinch Kkhô hanh Market: 9B Luong Dinc Cua, Binch Khanh Ward Clothes, Accessories, Dried Foods, và Fruits

Nightlife in District 2

The best thing when visiting District 2 is because of its nightlife, which is quite different from District 1 or any others. At a place like Saigon Outcast (188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien Ward), you can find good foods, interesting fairs, places for networking and enjoying creative sầu modern arts, with music và dancing. However, everything is decent at its best, with no loud music or any impolite actions.