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Highlights of District 3 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Recently, District 3 Ho Chi Minh City was honoured to be in the top 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world voted by Time Out magazine. District 3 achieved this because it is the city’s crossroads of local culture and cosmopolitan flair. Head to District 3 – a buzzing but less trodden neighbourhood, where exciting new developments coexist with historical buildings and history.

Let SILA Urban Living serviced apartment show you the highlights of District 3 in the article below.

A buzzing exciting neighbourhood

District 3 is a buzzing environment with dynamic business, trade and service activities, not inferior to District 1. District 3 is located in a prime location, the heart of Saigon, the intersection point and the connection point of many important arterial streets in the city. From District 3, it is so convenient to move to other districts and famous attractions. Another bonus is that the price of the service packages here is not too high and suits the budget of most people. District 3 has many small and medium sized offices next to many local restaurants, which is also convenient for settling down and living here.

District 3 – A sense of history

District 3 owns many ancient architectural works, especially the French colonial-era architectures, which are very eye-grabbing and fascinating. You can see the French architectural style in ancient villas on Tran Quoc Thao Street, Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, Tu Xuong, and the buildings of Japan, India, Germany Consulate General.

This place still retains the excitement of a “sleepless city”, but it is not too noisy and bustling. All those are the reason Time Out magazine voted this place to be the city’s crossroads of local culture and cosmopolitan flair, where exciting new developments coexist with a sense of history.

The greenest place of the city

District 3 has an area of 4.92 km2 and is adjacent to District 1, District 10, Phu Nhuan and Tan Binh districts. The population of District 3 is currently about 200,000 people, with a population density of 40,000 people / km2, not too crowded like District 1 and District 5. Additionally, District 3 is the place with the widest green space in Saigon, as demonstrated by the rows of giant trees stretching across multiple streets, a view that you hardly can find elsewhere in the city.

One of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world

There are some of the city’s most renowned street food stalls in District 3. This district is also known  live music mainstays, which attract hip locals and a few of the more adventurous tourists. For some of the best seafood you will ever eat, hit Nguyen Thuong Hien, also known as ‘snail street’: a world-famous location of fresh snails and shellfish in a variety of preparations from noodles to soup.

Do not let the city’s ubiquitous, non-stop electronic music fool you – Saigon was once a bona fide rock ’n’ roll town. Vestiges of that culture still remain at bars like Yoko Café, a favourite of locals and expats alike, where local bands take the stage with live rock, jazz, and more heavy sounds.

District 3 is indeed the most worth-living district in Saigon.

SILA is a luxury serviced apartment-hotel with a total of 217 rooms located at 21 Ngo Thoi Nhiem Street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. With the aspiration to bring peace, comfort and happiness to each guest, SILA Urban Living staff always tries best to improve the services every day, even in the smallest ways.


SILA is not only a place to stay, but also a good place for you to immerse yourself into Vietnamese culture and hospitality. Wherever you come from, SILA will help you feel as comfortable as you were back in your own home.


If you are looking for an apartment for rent in District 3 Ho Chi Minh, do not hesitate to call us for the fastest consultation and support!

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