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Pham Ngu Lao Street

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I love staying here and revisit every trip to Vietnam. Staying just off the Main Street is the best as you miss the direct traffic and noise. You name it, it's there on the street or around the corner. Food everywhere, drinking bars and entertainment all over. Really gets going after 9 or 10 and doesn't stop till sun up... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you are in Ho Chi Minh City this street is a must see. I would not stay for a long time here, but I think it is interesting how busy it is full of galleries, spas, souvenir shops, bars, eateries, etc. My husband and I just walked around and had a beer in one of the pubs and we... More

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Philadelphia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We walked the length of Pham Ngu Lao street while in town for the weekend. It's a great place to people watch and take in the sights and sounds of Saigon. We even stopped to chat to a group of locals who wanted to practice their English with native speakers. They were fun and inquisitive.

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ottawa
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315 reviews 315 reviews
58 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great walking street, if you can avoid vehicles of all kind, including huge buses trying to make their way through the narrow street. Lots of restaurants, spas, bars, souvenir stores. People line up along the street at night on little benches, till 3 a.m., to watch the world go by.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This area represents lots of different travellers. There are many eateries and bars, as well as a range of travel agents. We were able to choose a tour to the Mekong that was extremely inexpensive and fitted in with our timing perfectly.

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