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Bui Vien Street

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Reviewed yesterday

It was a great, fun walk at Biu Vien Street. It had a bangkok street vibe, filled with cafes, bars, music and people having a gala time.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

This street is truly awful, lots of thumping music, loads of touts for 'massage parlours' and older men sitting in bars with young women. YUK

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linda G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the nightlife and backpackers area of HCMC in South Vietnam. Right now this area has been much more busy than before with discos, night clubs, bars and much more...

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank secretvietnam
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is your run of the mill South East Asian"Backpacker" type street... LOUD music, shady characters & tons of 20-something tourists. So if you are 18-25 you will LOIVE THIS PLACE. Anyone else 25+ should go, just to go- when in Rome.... Its probably the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Part of me feels like a grumpy Victor Meldrew character complaining about the rip of swamp that is Bui Vin street in HCMC (sigh). People have compared this place to Koh San Road in Bangkok, however I was never the sort of person that enjoyed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The intersection right at start of the street has a bar on one corner with seats facing out onto the street. Plant yourself there, get a drink and watch the world go by - very loud music, hard to talk, so just watch. You'll get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kandb17
Reviewed 5 days ago

So many places to choose from, constantly on the go. Bikes from every angle but its a must visit if coming to the City. Loads of bars and food places along the strip so much for any pallet and taste. Be careful with any accessories...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mit73
Reviewed 5 days ago

you havnt really been to vietnam if you havnt been here! This street was buzzing! a collection of tourists and locals all gelling together at night over be it a shisha or a beer,food or other activities not suitable for kids to be reading on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This street is for young broke and looking for some kind of guys. At least you can avoid the scooters while walking around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Just K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to sit and watch the sights go by lots at street vendors trying to sell you things but hey thats the culture most bars have Happy Hour and loads of music

Date of experience: January 2019
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Feng Hui T
October 8, 2018|
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Why did Casey B answer if she didn't know what Crystal even was 😂😂😂
September 3, 2018|
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Response from Travellers A | Reviewed this property |
Bui vien is very safe You must take the same precautions as in your city. Enjoy Biu Vien
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Michelle H | Reviewed this property |
No way! You can walk from Bui Vien Street to Ben Thanh! It wouldn’t even be a kilometer! If you want to get a taxi it would lucky to be 30,000d! You can have a hassle free, traffic free walk through 23/9 Park. Got no idea... More
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Melbourne, Australia
My just back review for HCMC (6 Replies)
thanks to all those who have given valuable information for my recent trip, sooo much appreciated. This is my 3rd trip to vn and still learning things. Never stops does it, I was with 3 newbies so it was interesting to see it all again in their eyes. We all appreciated the war museum, reunification palace and wandering the street of HCMC. I love Bui Vien street still and found it a little quieter than previous visits. Went to 118 Pasteur st as it was discussed on TA. we all had a terrific...More
October 31, 2015|
Response frombowenarrow|
Great one grahunts !! Cheers Ross
Orlando, Florida
Phuong Trang Bus Lines (2 Replies)
I will be staying at the Aston Hotel on Bui Vien Street in mid-January. Since this is going to be a stay that will encompass the TET Holidays and New Year, I want advise on bus service. I want to use Phuong Trang Bus Lines to go to the Sa Dec Bus Station in Dong Thap province. Phuong Trang has a ticketing off up the street at 272 De Tham Street. Can I book this online prior to arrival, how long prior do they accept reservations, what is the cost in VND and do they have attendants on board...More
August 16, 2016|
Response fromDirtyPierreOnTour|
Answers to your questions would be better answered from the company itself. Go to their website and look for an email contact. They also trade under their western name of Futa Buslines.
Singapore, Singapore
Tour itinerary scam? (3 Replies)
I bought a tour package in Bui Vien street (HCM), the itinerary looks about the same as the other tour agency. But during the sampan boat ride (the one where we wear the cone hat), I noticed we were actually rowing down a river behind people's house. What worst was that we make a U-turn suddenly and went back to the entrance. It look nothing like the photo everyone posted. I believed this is not the same as the real deal. We did not ride a horse cart or motor-powered car too. Many things...More
December 31, 2017|
Response fromscottj765|
"Didn't get what l thought l would", or "scam"? Such a great word, 'scam'. Hmmm.... Scott