About Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street
Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street continues to route of Nguyen Van Troi Street from the point of Thi Nghe Channel to go towards the northwest-southeasterly direction to the Thu Thiem Tunnel crossing Sai Gon Canal. This is considered on of the life-line roads of the city as it connects Tan Son Nhat Airport and Thong Nhat Palace, running in parallel with Cach Mang Thang Tam Street of District 3 from Ward 8 of District 3 to the north part of District 1. The name Nam Ky Khoi Nghia reminds Vietnamese people of the historical year 1940 when the most biggest armed-riseup of the Southern against French colony took place. Although it was failed lastly but it was no longer spontaneous but led by the Communist Party of Indochina.
The most famous and sacred pagoda to be found on this street is Vinh Nghiem Pagoda loacated at No 339. From far, the pagoda attracts the attention by its 40-m-tower of 7 floors. In Buddhism, 7-floor is represented for 7 steps to see off souls of the dead to Buddhist world. This is the grandest Buddhist construction of the 20th century of Vietnam, designed and built during 8 years from 1967 with structure of various symbols often seen in the prayer.
Viet Chay Restaurant lying next to the pagoda serving vegetarian food and its is not surprised to see monks from Vinh Nghiem pagoda eating there. It often astonishes visitors by the name of chicken or fish. It should get a tick for you to pass by because of nice ambience, great selection of food, reasonable prices.