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“Lots of little nooks to explore” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pham Ngu Lao Street

Pham Ngu Lao Street
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Lots of little nooks to explore”
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.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Nice street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The street was filled with happenings and vietnamese people doing their usual things. And me doing my usual thing when I travel in Viet Nam. Which would be enjoying my self because I'm on Vacation

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Always something”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

There is always something to do on this street/in this area and always people to meet and talk to. The park is good fun as well watching the locals (and tourists on occasion) playing with jianzis with incredible skill I might add. Only problem with this area is that everything is pretty expensive in comparison and you have to remain vigilant - watch out for theft.

Visited February 2014
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“A little busy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This street is really crazy!! But we loved it still - lots of good energy and tons of vietnamese wanting to befriend you! I think its authentic. They love europeans.

Visited January 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Back packer central”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

It is what it is, weather you like it or not it is what its meant to be.
Weather I like it is not important but rather just describing it in its entirety!
i consider Pham Ngu Lao a square block comprising of Bui Vien and its lane ways to join the two. Its completely full to the brim with hostels/ guest houses, back packers, cheap eats as well as cheap alcohol bars, bar girls/ prostitutes ,taxis , cyclos, cockroaches ,souvenir shops and cheap clothes/ bag shops, sun glass sellers , tour operators and of course scammers of varying degrees and drug pushers offering "anything you want!"

Just like khao Sarn road of Bangkok but I would say more lively and or bigger when you consider it a block. Pham Ngu Lao's Park is fairly good with people exercising at night and and just the Vietnamese just hanging out and runs right through to Ben Tanh market and provides a bit of solitude and quietness from the manic hustle and bustle of the "Block"

Its a place you will either love or loathe! ..probably not a place you would stay with your family but im sure the area has a few nice hotels to stay even though there are alot of dives here to!

A seedy little area that provides back packers everything that they may require!

Visited February 2014
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