Vietnamese culture: Origin of the name “Gò Vấp”

According to some experts, the real name “Gò Vấp” should be “Gò Vắp” because the current name (Gò Vấp) has been formed by consistent mispronunciation over years of use. There is a legend that the Gò Vấp, meaning Mesua Ferrea hill, at this area gives the district its original name.

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