District 3 is a walkable, economical neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants and bars. Many visitors come for its beautiful outdoor settings, especially the parks. District 3 has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Ho Chi Minh City.
Sightseeing around District 3
Some top attractions include the area's museums and monuments. Southern Vietnam Women Museum, Duc Minh Private Museum, and War Remnants Museum feature a variety of exhibits. The local culture at Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre, Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine, and Museum of Ho Chi Minh City might be just what you're looking for. Monuments like Xa Loi Pagoda, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, and Mariamman Temple are well regarded. Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City Notre Dame Cathedral, and Quoc Tu Pagoda are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Hours of family fun are waiting at Saigon Culinary Arts Centre, Saigon Skydeck, and Saigon Zoo and Botanic Garden.
Popular activities in the area include shopping, swimming, and taking a tour. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Tao Dan Park, 30-4 Park, and September 23 Park. For retail therapy, consider Zen Plaza, Diamond Plaza, and Ben Thanh Market, and seek out the perfect souvenir. Parkson Plaza, Vincom Center Shopping Mall, or Saigon Square will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
Don't miss Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Notre Dame Square, and Jade Emperor Pagoda while you're here. Ho Chi Minh City Hall Square, Museum of Fine Arts, and Saigon Tax Trade Center are other top spots to see.
Getting around District 3
If you want to head out of town, you can hop aboard a train at Saigon Railway Station.
At 2.7 miles (4.3 km), Ho Chi Minh City (SGN-Tan Son Nhat Intl.) is the closest major airport to District 3.