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Address: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day History and Food Tour by Motorbike
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Interesting place, where is full of all kinds of budgeted bars & hotels for backpackers

I was fond of living here every weekend to spend my free time. This place was full of my precious memory in SGN. Relaxing, noisy and vivid especially on weekend nights. Besides... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Jhuang E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was fond of living here every weekend to spend my free time. This place was full of my precious memory in SGN. Relaxing, noisy and vivid especially on weekend nights. Besides, the alcohol drinks are very cheep and you can find lots of stores sell them. There are many budgeted hotels where locate in the endless alleys, if you... More 

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Thank Jhuang E
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pham Ngu Lao street is the place in Ho Chi Minh City-District 1, where the majority of backpackers and budget travellers come to as the tourist Hub of the City. It is located within walking distance of Benh Thanh Markets and the Central Business District. It has many small tourist operators who can assist and sell you sightseeing trips in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Also known as backpackers street. Avoid all the gift stores or you find at other attractions or the stalls at Ben Thanh and get your souvenirs here instead. Many stores selling similar stuff at a less jacked-up price (you may also haggle at some stores). Made the mistake of dropping by the area during new year's eve and we were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only reason I rate this location 3 stars instead of 5 is to draw attention to the fact that this is NOT FOR EVERYONE...it's a poorer, dirtier area that is more suited for backpackers then rich tourists. Food and drink are cheap, but be alert for offers of drugs or illicit activities. The streets here are very crowded with... More 

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Caloocan, Caloocan, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a great experience walking down this famous backpacker's spot in Saigon. there are a lot of local foods in every corner! my favorite is nothing but a duo of bahn mi and ca phe sua da! really liked munching on it while enjoying the street lights at night and those see of motorbikes! can't wait to go back!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are rows of hotels lining Pham Ngu Lao Street and to me, the best place to stay as it's nearby to most of the city attractions ie Notre Dame church, Ben Than Market, public parks, etc. Try to mingle with the locals and other foreign tourists especially the backpackers. At night, the street is bubbling with night activities.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a place where you want to have cheap dorm or hostel. The foods and service are various for tourist and backpacker.

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Bogor, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This street actually reminds me a lot of Bali, especially at night. Busy shops, crowded restaurant and cafes, noisy clubs and bars--everything but just slightly less crowded and regulated. The only thing I would really hold against it is the hygiene. I'm pretty sure this is more of a local thing because I've seen many local men do this but... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful busy street..I was here during the halloween celebrations time and it was a wonderful experience.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People said that this is the center of Backpacker in Saigon. You can find everything here, from bars, cheap restaurant, good taste pho, tour & travel, and even electronic supplies store. The park beside the road was also good to visit.

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