Thao Dien – THE Expat Neigborhood of Ho Chi Minh City


Cross the Saigon River Bridge and head left, where you will encounter the expat enclave of Thao Dien. Thao Dien is where most of the Saigon’s newcomers want to live: This part of Saigon is 20 minutes away from district 1. There, you’ll experience a western lifestyle, making it an easy transition for your family. Accommodation standards are high but remain affordable for most expats.
The Thao Dien area of District 2 is becoming increasingly sought after for its great sense of community. Enter into any shop and you will most likely bump into someone you know. There are now a lot of nice cafes and western style food restaurants. A lot of International schools have also set a foot in Thao Dien: The BIS and ISHCMC are leading schools, followed by the European school and AIS. There are also 3 different French schools and special schools using Montessori.

For those who want to get away from the craziness of the city. Thao Dien will give you that – An alternative is Phu My Hung in District 7, more green and cleaner, but a lot more isolated due to the traffic on the way to go to the CBD.

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