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Pham Ngu Lao Street

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Dublin, Ireland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It's mainly just a bustling street with lots going on for all concerned. Plenty of places to eat and drink with many shops and travel agents to book tours with.

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Philippines
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lots of restos, and shopping, souvenier stores located within the surrounding vicinities. Can find travel agencies offering for outdoor activities within and outside Saigon.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Noisy, crowded, with more restaurants and bars than one could hope to visit in a lifetime in this and neighbouring streets. English widely spoken. Plenty of outlets to book tours. If you're an avid reader, enjoy the vendors approaching you over dinner with a stack of books bound together for your perusal - an effortless way to pick up something... More

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you come to Saigon and you're young almost certainly you have to visit the Pham Ngu Lao street, located in the heart of the hostels here during the day and in the evening is a mix of people, young people, packpackers and tourists from everywhere. If you're looking for a little 'nightlife here is where you will find everything... More

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Boracay, Aklan, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We walked a lot of streets in HCMC, and it can be difficult to know where are you at any given time. I remember this street, because we looked for it specifically. Unfortunately, we turned right instead of left, so we didn't get to the part of the street we had intended, but we still enjoyed stopping in a few... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

All you need from food to laundry are here. Everything is in walking distance. There are a lot of backpackers hotel in this area so expect a lot of tourists. Police visibility is good so it is fairly a safe place. But always have common sense and safe consciousness in travelling to any place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This street is popular among many tourists and expats. It is lined with bars and restaurants providing a booming nightlife scene. My wife and I went here to eat and enjoy some drinks. We went to an Indian restaurant which had average food. After the restaurant we went into a local bar for some drinks. Beware as the workers for... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Pham Ngu Lao Street is called "foreign street" in Saigon as most of travelers come to Saigon visit Pham Ngu Lao Street as there are a lot of shops, bars, cheap hotels at Pham Ngu Lao Street. There are also a lot of street food, local restaurants. At night time, it is really exciting as both local and travelers come... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very convenient cause everything 's nearby. Locals speak English. Lot of rental shop for motorbikes or cars, lot of travel agents. Too crowded. Not totally safe.

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Seoul, South Korea
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You'll find enough cuisines to suit your pallet, street food, bars, souvenir shops, accommodation etc... very busy and touristy but good. Keep your personals close to you and watch out for scooters! Tons of tour companies so you'll have no problem setting up local and out of city tours.

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