District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

District 3 (Vietnamese: Quận 3) is an urban district of Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam. Together with District 1, District 3 is considered the bustling heart of the city, with a multitude of businesses, religious sites, historical buildings and tourist attractions.

District 3
Quận 3
Scenery of District 3 around Bà Huyện Thanh Quan Street
Scenery of District 3 around Bà Huyện Thanh Quan Street
Official seal of District 3
Official logo of District 3
Position in Ho Chi Minh City
Position in Ho Chi Minh City
District 3 is located in Vietnam
District 3
District 3
Location in Vietnam
Coordinates: 10°46′32″N 106°41′49″E / 10.77556°N 106.69694°E / 10.77556; 106.69694Coordinates: 10°46′32″N 106°41′49″E / 10.77556°N 106.69694°E / 10.77556; 106.69694
Country Vietnam
Centrally Governed CityHo Chi Minh
Seat99 Trần Quốc Thảo
Wards14 phường
 • Total5 km2 (2 sq mi)
 • Total196,433
 • Density39,000/km2 (100,000/sq mi)
 • Main ethnic groupspredominantly Kinh
Time zoneUTC+07 (ICT)


Established in December 1920, it was one of the first districts of Saigon.


This district has a total area of 5 km² and borders District 1, Phú Nhuận District, District 10 and Tân Bình District.

It is the location of Xá Lợi Pagoda, the largest in the city. The Vĩnh Nghiêm Pagoda is also located in District 3. There are many French-style villas in this district. Some notable offices are located in District 3 such as the Royal Thai Consulate (77 Trần Quốc Thảo).


It is divided into 14 small subsets which are called wards (phường), numbered from Ward 1 to Ward 14.



Watercourse and bridgesEdit

Nhiêu Lộc - Thị Nghè canal in District 3

Part of the Nhiêu Lộc - Thị Nghè canal runs through the district. There are 8 bridges in District 3 crossing this canal:


District 3 hosts Saigon railway station, the largest and most important railway hub in the country. As the last stop on the North-South line, this station is connected to Bình Triệu railway station.


As of 2010, the district had a population of 188,945.[1]


The People's Committee's headquarters is located at No. 99, Trần Quốc Thảo street, Ward 7. Before 2015, it was located at No. 185 Cách Mạng Tháng 8 street.

The district also hosts the hall of the city's Party Committee at No. 111 Bà Huyện Thanh Quan street.


Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, one of the oldest and most known schools in the city

Headquarters of the district's Division of Education and Training is located at No. 322 Nguyễn Thiện Thuật street.

In District 3, there are 5 high schools, including Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai High School and Marie Curie High School. It also hosts facilities of many universities like Pedagogical University, University of Economics, Open University and University of Architecture. British International School Vietnam's Tú Xương Primary campus is located in this district.[2]

Tourism and attractionsEdit

District 3 is listed by Time Out as one of 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world.[3]


  1. ^ "HCMC's Population and population density in 2010 by district". HCMC Office of Statistics. Retrieved Feb 4, 2014.
  2. ^ "Contact Us." British International School Ho Chi Minh City. Retrieved on November 12, 2017. "Tu Xuong Primary Campus 43 – 45 Tu Xuong Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam"
  3. ^ Saigon’s District 3 among ‘50 coolest neighborhoods in the world’ - VnExpress

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