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Pham Ngu Lao Street

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Typical backpacker street you will find in asia. Many eateries catered to western tourists, tour agents, bars and souvenier shops. Ladies selling photocopies of books will approach you (they balance and carry a tall heavy stack of maybr 30books) while you are dining. They are cheap (Usd6 approx) if you dont have piracy issues. WOrth a stroll through at night... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our hostel was just around Pham Ngu Lao Street. The street was busy with lots of motorcycle but it was fun walking from the hostel to the market. There were cafes and restaurant along the road. And McDonald was located at the end. I love the park on the other side of the road because of their clean rest room... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Yea. No doubt the traffic in Ho Chi Minh City is kinda terrible, but the people there is indeed wonderful! Love their smile Love their helpful personalities Love the way they serve customer You feel like you are the queen! Even the local hawker is giving wonderful services. Although they might not be able to speak English, but they tried... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Pham Ngu Lao Street 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, close to you and watch out for scooters! Tons of tour companies so you'll have no... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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55 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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, 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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