City belongs to a transitional region between the southeastern and
Mekong Delta regions. The general topography is that HCM City terrain
gets lower from north to south and from east to west. There are three
types of terrain.
high terrain lies in the northern-northeastern area and part of the
northwestern area encompassing northern Cu Chi, northeastern Thu Duc and
District 9. This is the bending terrain with average height of 10-25
meters. Long Binh Hill in District 9 is the highest at 32 meters.
depression terrain lies in the southern-southwestern and southeastern
part encompassing districts 9, 8, 7, Binh Chanh, Nha Be and Can Gio. The
area�s height is in the range of 0.5 to 2 meters.
medium-height terrain lies in the middle of the city, encompassing most
old residential areas, part of districts 2 and Thu Duc, and the whole of
districts 12 and Hoc Mon. The area�s height is 5-10 meters.
general, the topography of HCM City is not complicated but fairly
diverse and therefore has good conditions for multi-faceted development.