Bui Vien Street, Ho Chi Minh City

Walk under a jungle of electric cables, avoiding tuk tuks and scooters in Bui Vien Street, a super busy area of Ho Chi Minh teeming with young tourists and street vendors. Packed with bars, shops, restaurants, and cafes, this noisy street assaults all the senses, offering round-the-clock entertainment and activities to please anyone looking for urban adventure. A great place to have a local beer and inexpensive authentic food, the area features many clubs open until the wee hours of the morning. Mind your belongings and prepare to be hassled with massage offers as you walk the street. You may even witness an occasional police raid, as many shops openly sell glass pipes and tools used for smoking illegal narcotics. Using our online itinerary creator, Ho Chi Minh City attractions like Bui Vien Street can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I saw many good reviews so maybe it was just my experience. Many seemingly drunk tourists and someone tried to pick my pocket I'm sure. I guess should be expected? On the positive side others in my gr...  more »
  • By day this is a nice place to wander and find a good cup of coffee and by night it is a great place to grab a beer and watch the world crazily go by! We loved just finding a seat in one of the many b...  more »
  • We walked into a random eatery on the much-too-touristy street of Bui Vien (don't know why our concierge pointed us here! ) to grab our first bite upon arrival. This huge "Banh Xeo" was one of the ite...  more »

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