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Bui Vien Street, Ho Chi Minh City

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. To visit Bui Vien Street on your trip to Ho Chi Minh City, use our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.
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  • Arrived in HCMC late for to flight delays and meet up with a world traveler friend who suggested dinner at Bui Vien Street (it was around 11pm). I stayed at a hotel a few blocks away, and so we went. ...  more »
  • This is the street for people who want to party. Plenty of bars, loud music. It must also sometimes be wary of prices because this is also tourism. Go quite at night, it is closed to traffic. The day it's one street like any other.
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  • It is too busy with people with sellers drinkers and I think they should stop cars and scooter go though the street at night . Walk in this road you have to beware of scooters taxis cars and pick pock...  more »

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