Bordering District 1 in the centre of Saigon, District 3 is quieter, more local and a touch more scenic than its disorderly neighbour. The tree-lined avenues snake around a smattering of foreign embassies, French colonial buildings and up and coming dining venues competing with District 1's historical advantage. , the largest in HCMC, and are all located within District 3's borders.
Many French-style villas dot the landscape of this Ho Chi Minh City district. You will find that life moves at an ever-so-slightly slower pace in District 3. It may have something to do with all the mature trees, colonial buildings and pagodas - including the biggie, . While in the 'hood check out the , , and the .