Visiting Phu My Hung and Starlight Bridge

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Phu My Hung
Phu My Hung

Introduction

Phu My Hung is an upscale development area in District 7 of Saigon. Although it’s only 6 km south of the central Ben Thanh Market (considered the downtown), the area has a completely different feel to it from other parts of the city.

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Phu My Hung and Starlight Bridge

It’s more quiet, there’s less traffic, there are malls and cafe’s, and there are wide spacious, uncluttered sidewalks; walking through Phu My Hung almost feels like you’ve left Vietnam altogether and have taken a day trip to southern California.

If you go to Phu My Hung in the evening, you can enjoy the cooler temperatures, and it’s also when many local Vietnamese and expats are out and about, eating, socializing, and hanging out. Phu My Hung is filled with an abundance of pleasant sit down restaurants, both Vietnamese and international, with big breezy patios, your choice of just about every fast food chain, from Lotteria to Domino’s, and plenty of Korean restaurants as well.

Along with restaurants, modern malls, and the shops that fill Phu My Hung, one of the main draws is the Starlight Bridge, a bridge that spans across the lake, with a waterfall cascading down, illuminated by flashing lights in a rainbow of colors.

Starlight Bridge
Starlight Bridge

Spending time with your loved one at Starlight Bridge is said to be one of the most romantic things to do in Saigon.