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Six places not to be missed in District 3

District 3 is situated next to District 1, the center of Saigon. It has been ranked as the 18th coolest neighborhood in the world by Time Out magazine. This lively district, known for its prime location, is a popular destination for both domestic and international tourists. SILA Urban Living wants to highlight 6 must-visit places when exploring District 3.


1. Turtle Lake



Coming to the turtle lake, you have come to the food paradise in Saigon. Full of snack stores around the lake which is loved by young people. Located right at the border of District 3 and District 1, Turtle Lake has always been one of the favorite for locals and tourists. Some of our favorite dishes sold here are baked rice paper, fried fish balls, and peach tea.

It is great, isn’t it? What make it even better is its location! From Turtle Lake, it takes just a few minutes to walk to Notre Dame Cathedral, Diamond Plaza, and the Opera House.


2. Vinh Nghiem Pagoda

Quan Am Tower (Source: Vietnam Travel)


Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is a pagoda that was built in 1964 and completed in 1971. The pagoda has a very large campus with a series of massive architecture inside including the Tam Quan Gate, the central area (including Presbytery, lecture hall, classroom, and library), the Quan Am Tower, Xa Loi Community Tower, and Vinh Nghiem Stone Tower. Probably the most impressive structure is the Quan Am Tower which is a 7 story tower that is almost 40 meters tall.

The moment you enter the pagoda gate, visitors will feel calm and peaceful, a nice escape from the fast-paced life that visitors often experience in Saigon.


3. Tan Dinh Church



Donning a lovely pink exterior, Tan Dinh church is a captivating sight for both local and international tourists. Upon visiting, one can’t help but be enamored by the intricate design and the impressive statue. The central tower is comprised of domes, while the two flanking towers are adorned with beautifully decorated, fish scale tiles.

It’s no wonder that this place is a popular spot for young Saigonese to check in. If you visit the church, you can listen to the chime of the church bell ringing in the heart of this bustling city, and be sure to capture a photo at Tan Dinh church.


4. Southern Women’s Museum

Southern Mother (Source: TripAdvisor)


The Southern Women’s Museum is a place to honor the traditional core values of Southern women. In the middle of the museum’s campus is the monument, “Southern Mother,” wearing a Ba Ba, a traditional scarf around the neck. Her face is very gentle but still exudes the values of the heroic woman: determination, faithfulness, and resourcefulness.

The museum displays artifacts such as costumes and jewelry, as well as professions such as silk and mat weaving. This museum also displays the work of heroic women during the war. They were dedicated to preserving history to educate future generations about the patriotism and traditions of Vietnamese women. You should come to visit and learn more about this herstory.


5. War Remnants Museum



This museum serves to protect the painful and true story of the Vietnam war. Located around the corner from SILA Urban Living, there are currently more than 20,000 documents and artifacts about the war against the US Army. Coming to the museum, all visitors will relive the years of the war, defending independence, democracy, and the Vietnamese people. This is a historical sight in the vibrant city of Saigon, don’t miss out on this place!


6. The Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City



On the campus of the Archdiocese is an old house that is well-known as a Chapel. The house is over 200 years old is made entirely of wood, even the frames are linked in a way that there is no need to use any metal screws. This will definitely be an interesting stop in District 3 on your trip to HCMC.


Thank you for reading about our favorite 6 places that tourist should not miss when visiting District 3. If you plan your stay at SILA Urban Living, you will be near all of these attractions and more!




SILA Urban Living – Where Lifestyle Meets Harmony



District 3, the home of the luxury serviced apartments at SILA Urban Living. Here we provide:

  • Prime location: SILA Urban Living is located on the main road in the center of District 3. From here, customers can easily get to major places in the city. This location is close to commercial centers, supermarkets, schools, banks, and consulates. Moreover, you can find local bars, cafés and restaurants convenient and reasonable for your personal or business trip.
  • Luxurious and classy space: Built in a modern style, delicate colors, and luxury furniture, SILA Urban Living will give customers the perfect living space, separate from the hustle and bustle of the city center.
  • Fully furnished: SILA Urban Living will provide you with everything you need, including a TV, refrigerator, air conditioner, washing machine, bed, chair, and wardrobe.
  • Guaranteed security: SILA Urban Living serviced apartments in Ho Chi Minh City always have a security team operating 24/7. Each apartment is fitted with CCTV systems and an RFID door lock with magnetic card access, always ensuring absolute safety for guests during their stay.

We hope that the above information from SILA Urban Living serviced apartments in Ho Chi Minh City will help you know the best place to visit right in District 3. Stay with us, and you can live in luxury while exploring nearby destinations.


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