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Pham Ngu Lao Street

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

I was a solo male on this part of my trip. Felt safe the whole time but helps i am male and twice the size of the locals. Had great fun in several bars over many nights down the road from nicer ones to "POP UP BARS" squeezed in plastic patio chairs drinking$0.50 bottled beer until the police come by... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This street is quite different from Dong Khoi. Its just as hectic ( if not more so ) but is more of the real Saigon with vey few if any top designer shops but plenty of spa's. There are plenty of local restaurants, smaller hotels but loads of tourist booking offices for locals and back packer alike. We saw buses... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Avoid the restaurants as they are all geared to western palette and not very flavorful. Do try the local street vendors, some of the best in Vietnam!

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Drinking on the payment as inside the pubs are small. Beware of massage center, sales person never tells you the full price, after massage, you must pay tips same price of the massage. so its double of the price they tell you. Never go into massage center that needs to go through others business to another staircase, they are the... More

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Noosa Heads
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

What a great area. The best atmosphere and some great bars and restaurants. Highly recommended if you like cool bars.

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Like: the crowd, the atmosphere and the varieties of food from all over the world. Disliked: a little bit dirty..but what do you expect in a party city street?

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

District 1 is very convenient and can be a lot of fun. However, tourists are a big target for thieves. Don't carry purses and valuables easy for people to grab off your person. The biggest thing is standing next to an alley or busy street. 2 guys on a motorbike will drive buy and rip your belongings off you then... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Its called street for westerners here which has budget hotels, value restaurants, street foods, bars, coffee shops...

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Australind, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We walked around the area to soak in the atmosphere. On the first occasion, we had a drink at one of the cafes and a little snack, There were many tables placed outside the cafe. outlet and it was a good experience sitting in the open - alfresco. On the 2nd occasion after our Danang trip ..we had a different... More

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

classic asia here, one street of $20 accoms and cafes and travel agents, we went here for shopping but found the markets much more enjoyable

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