District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City is the top-notch city center district to live in for expats. The main reason for this is simple - strategic positioning. All Government agencies, banks, hotels and major companies are located in District 1. From District 1, you can travel to anywhere around Ho Chi Minh City within less than 1 hour.
District 1 is known as the most modern and exciting District in Ho Chi Minh City. There is a huge variety of recreational activities that you can enjoy, such as shopping malls, cinemas, bars, restaurants, cafes etc. This is also the reason District 1 is also known as “the sleepless district” for Vietnamese and foreigners because of the great deal of entertainments and night life.
Pham Ngu Lao street is touted as the backpackers street (much akin to Khao San in Bangkok). Here, you will find an abundance of Western style fast foods, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. This is a street that never sleeps and you can enjoy yourself till the wee hours in the morning. Some famouse Vietnamese foods can also be found along this area.
When choosing your apartment for rent in District 1, there are a few considerations that you should think about:
District 1 is subdivided into many sub-conclave area. Pham Ngu Lao is famous for the westerners, Thai Van Lung is popular to the Japanese, Dong Khoi area is the most upmarket, and Ben Thanh area is for tourist. There are some areas that you will require either a motorbike or car to get to. You should first take a look around Google Map and search the famous apartment with all activities you need. Then you should contact a real estate agent to assist you in arranging to view your desired apartments. VN Property is the best place for you to find a good real estate agent.
2. Apartment Details
There are many variety of housing available in Ho Chi Minh City, they range from luxury apartments, renovated shophouses to the rooms available for rent (mainly for locals). There are many houses that are newly renovated and you will be amazed but the beautiful interior, so it is important to look through our website to find the nice ones.
3. Rent with agent
Finally it is important to find yourself a reliable agent that speaks your language. You will be able to find a list of them from our website and it is very easy to engage with them by using our web forms provided, even before you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City.
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