Other than those who live sầu here, arguably, most locals know very little about Binh Tan District besides the fact that it houses Aeon Mall Binch Tan, one of the popular shopping centers in Ho Chi Minh City, & the West Station (Ben Xe Mien Tay), a major bus station to the west of the thành phố connecting to lớn provinces in the Mekong Delta. Binch Tan is the district with the largest population ahy vọng all of the 24 districts in Ho Chi Minch City, besides housing the most sizable cemetery in town. Find out what you can vì chưng in this emerging và promising district through our local guide!
Binch Tan District Overview
Situated to the west of the city, Binh Tan District covers a massive sầu area of 52 square kilometers, 6 times the kích thước of District 1, and the population is around 600,000 (2010), 3 times that of District 1, và scattered across 10 different wards whose names are interestingly relative: An Lac, An Lac A, Tan Tao, Tan Tao A, Binc Tri Dong, Binc Tri Dong A, Binch Tri Dong B, Binc Hung Hoa, Binh Hung Hoa A, and Binc Hung Hoa B. All these names contain a "peaceful" or "prosperous" element in meaning & largely explain the origin of the name "Binc Tan".
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This district was originally a part of the ultimate suburban Binc Ckhô nóng District before the city government decided to lớn split them up in 2003. Now, 15 years after its foundation, it is now a rising district with businesses emerging every day và development plans underway lớn improve sầu the district"s landscape. Aước ao the 10 wards of Binch Tan District, probably the most familiar name is Binc Tri Dong B since it houses Aeon Mall Binh Tan, the iconic shopping mall where the young in Ho Chi Minc City love lớn hang out & eat at the food court.
Similarly to Binch Ckhô cứng District, Binc Tan plays a pivotal role in connecting Ho Chi Minc City to lớn the western and all-important Mekong Delta via the crucial artery of the country, Highway 1A (Quoc Lo 1A). A large number of residents in Binch Tan relocate here from provinces within the Mekong Delta region to lớn work in Tan Tao và Vinc Loc industrial parks.
As within Ho Chi Minh City, bordering Binc Tan Districts are all the lesser-known districts, namely District 6, District 9, Tan Phu District khổng lồ the east, Binc Ckhô hanh District to the west, District 8 to the south, District 12 và Hoc Mon District lớn the north.
Although Binc Tan’s population is large, the mật độ trùng lặp từ khóa is low compared to smaller-sized districts. Nevertheless, the eclectic set of religions & the diversity of ethnic groups here including Kinch, Chinese, Khmer, Csi mê, & the Muong promising an intriguing cultural experience.
How lớn Get to Binh Tan District
As we mentioned at the beginning of this guide, since one of the city’s most popular bus stations, West Station, is here, getting lớn Binc Tan District is quite straightforward. From Tan Son Nhat Airport, simply take Bus No. 119 straight lớn the West Station (Mien Tay Station). The distance is 15 km, & the fare is VND 20,000 (US$1). Total travel time: 65 minutes.
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Currently, Bus No. 119 only runs from 4 AM lớn 8 PM, so if you need to lớn travel outside this time frame, you should consider a taxi or a ride-hailing service. The fare is around US$7, depending on the xe taxi br& you choose và the traffic condition.
If you happen khổng lồ be in District 5, District 7, or Long An province, you can opt-in khổng lồ take the miễn phí bus operated by Aeon Mall Binc Tan.
Attractions in Binc Tan District
If you ask for recommendations by a random local for where lớn go in Binch Tan District, chances are they’ll show you the way to Aeon Mall Binh Tan, the landmark that may ring a loud bell to you, we guess, because it has been referred lớn quite a few times in this guide so far. Yes, it is a worthwhile destination in Binc Tan, featuring all the most luxurious fashion brands, the best restaurant chains, trendy coffee shops and state-of-the-art play zones.
But the real charm of Binch Tan belongs in its extensive sầu range of religious sites, predominantly Buddhist and Christian ones. Ahy vọng these, the most splendid and extravagant in terms of architecture is Hue Nghiem Pagoda. A harmonious blover of mind-blowing manmade feats and verdant, calming trees, Hue Nghiem Pagodomain authority is an igiảm giá haven for all who want to lớn seek respite from the hustle và bustle of daily life in big cities & find their peace of mind baông xã.
|Aeon Mall Binch Tan||Free||1 Street No. 17A, Binh Tri Dong B Ward||Entertainment complex building|
|Hue Nghiem Pagoda||Free||220/110/1 Do Nang Te Street, An Lac A Ward||Religious site|
|Theravada Temple (Chua Nam Tong)||Free||220/110/166/1, Street No. 5, An Lac A Ward||Religious site|
|St. Paul"s Cathedral||Free||280 Vanh Dai Trong Street, Binc Tri Dong B Ward||Religious site|
|Binch Thuan Church||Free||722 Tan Ky Tan Quy Street, Binh Hung Hoa Ward||Religious site|
Hue Nghiem Pagoda
Inside Hue Nghiem Pagoda
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Eating in Binh Tan District
Restaurants, eateries, và street food establishments are diverse and ubiquitous across the 52-square-kilometer area of Binch Tan District. For fancy dining, you should head khổng lồ Aeon Mall Binch Tan, but therein foreign dining brands overshadow local ones. Therefore, if you want something more “indigenous”, browse the streets of Binh Tri Dong B Ward và Tan Tao Ward khổng lồ sample Vietnamese hotpot (especially goat hotpot & street-side BBQ), grills and other southern delicacies like bun mam (fish sauce noodles) và com tam (broken rice).
|Vietnamese Noodles|| |
Bun Cha Ho Guom - 317 Street No. 7, Binch Tri Dong B Ward
Pho 99 - 239 Vanh Dai Trong Street, Binc Tri Dong B Ward
Bun Mam Thu Thao - 607 Tinh Lo 10 Street, Binh Tri Dong B Ward
|Vietnamese Rice Dishes|| |
Comtam(broken rice) at Food Zone - 250 - 252 Vanh Dai Trong Street, Binch Tri Dong B Ward
Comchay(vegan rice) at Com cxuất xắc Huu Duyen - 332 Street No. 7, Tan Tao Ward
Com ga Hao Nguyen - 32- 34 Street No. 57, Tan Tao Ward
|Hotpot and Grill Bars|| |
Nam Lua 3 - 34 - 35 Street No. 5, Tan Tao Ward
Lau de Tam Hy (Goat hotpot Tam Hy) - 547A - 547B Le Van Quoi Street, Binch Tri Dong A Ward
Lau de Tu Xuyen - 283 Street No. 7, Binc Tri Dong B Ward
Lang nuong Dong Que - 666 Le Trong Tan Street, Binc Hung Hoa Ward
|Coffee shops và smoothie bars|| |
Che (Vietnamese desserts made of beans) và smoothies - 34 Go Xoai nghiêm Street, Binch Hung Hoa A Ward
Subo Coffee - 121 Street No. 6, Binh Tri Dong Ward
Shopping in Binc Tan District
Other than Aeon Mall Binc Tan, if you wish to have sầu an authentic insight into Vietnamese locals, open-air markets, there are various decent options, such as An Lac Market và Binc Hung Hoa Market. Refer to the chart below.
|Category||Address||What to Buy|
|Shopping Malls||Aeon Mall Binc Tan -1 Street No. 17A, Binc Tri Dong B Ward||Clothes, Groceries, Fruits, and Cosmetics|
|Local Markets|| |
Binch Hung Hoa Market - Tan Ky Tan Quy Street, Binch Hung Hoa Ward
An LacMarket - 383 Kinch Duong Vuong Street, An Lac Ward
Binh Long Market - Street No.3, Binh Hung Hoa A Ward
*Note: Opening hours aretypicallyuntil 6 PM only.
|Clothes, Groceries, Fruits, Arts, & Crafts|
Aeon Mall Binc Tan
Nightlife in Binc Tan District
Although it lies on the outskirts, Binh Tan is not so boring when it comes to nightlife activities. Aeon Mall Binch Tan is again a favorite hangout spot for everyone when the sun sets, and numerous coffee shops & karaoke bars are popular choices, too. Binc Tan District offers you two cool beer clubs - Phoenix Beer Club on Tran Van Giau Street và Simtía Beer Club Buffet on Ho Van Long Street.
Anyway, if these still sound somewhat laông chồng of interest, check out the hotkiểm tra bars và clubsin Ho Chi Minh where you can really let your hair down.
Summary of Binch Tan District in Ho Chi Minh City
An up-and-coming district with a rapid rate of development, Binc Tan harbors great potential amid some unrest that needs addressing. Explore the religious havens in Binch Tan or get a feel of Vietnamese local markets across its 10 wards if you happen to lớn drop by. An eccentric but promising approach to Ho Chi Minh City travel.
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