Vietnam Area Guides: Ho Chi Minh City

District 7 Area Guide

Ho Chi Minh City
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The up and coming District 7, or as many locals refer to it, Phu My Hung, offers respite from the hustle and bustle of city life in central Ho Chi Minh City. Although it’s only a 15 minutes’ drive from the centre, District 7 feels worlds away from the skyscrapers and traffic jams of District 1. With its tree-lined wide streets, quiet and clean roads, low-key nightlife and modern apartment blocks, life in this corner of the city moves at a slower pace.

Hugely popular with expats and wealthy Vietnamese, District 7 is a newly developed neighbourhood that was designed for high-income families. There are several international schools, large villas with gardens and swimming pools, Western supermarkets, and plenty of trendy restaurants. District 7 has little in the way of nightlife, but the fact that it is quieter than the rest of the city is part of its charm.


Shopping in District 7

Transport
The Ho Chi Minh City Metro is due to open in 2019, which will improve accessibility in and out of District 7. If driving, motorists can use the Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong Expressway to Tiền Giang and the Mekong Delta, or the Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - Dau Giay Expressway to connect to the southeast. The district is conveniently connected to District 2 by the Phu My Bridge.

Schools
American International School, Saigon South International School, Canadian International School and Bilingual Canadian International School.

Healthcare
As well as a chain of government-owned hospitals and medical centres, there are several private clinics including FV Hospital in Phu My Hung and the Saint Luke Medical Centre.

Attractions
While there’s little in the way of entertainment here, you can simply enjoy a walk along Crescent Lake, explore the park next to Star Bridge, check out the ongoing programme of events at Crescent Mall, or have a family get-together in one of the many cafes.

Shopping
All your retail needs are covered under one roof at the popular Crescent Mall, and there is an interesting array of independent stores and boutiques across the district.

Bars and restaurants
District 7 has plenty of trendy bars, cafes and restaurants – as well as lots of international fast food restaurants – but, after the sun goes down, don’t expect much in the way of nightlife.

District 7 Ratings

Schools

4

Entertainment

1.5

Family Friendly

4

Transport Links

3.5

District 7 Pros & Cons

Pros

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Wide choice of international schools
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Quiet, family friendly neighbourhoods
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Modern facilities
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High quality villas
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Plenty of Western shops, supermarkets and fast food outlets

Cons

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Expensive rents and cost of living
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Limited nightlife
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Lack of public transport

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