Pham Ngu Lao Street, Ho Chi Minh City

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A busy area of Ho Chi Min City, Pham Ngu Lao Street provides a paradise for backpackers, with bustling social street life and affordable accommodation. Not limited to low-budget travelers, many visitors come to explore a maze of lanes and back alleys, observing street activities and enjoying countless restaurants, cafes, and bars. Browse through war memorabilia and cheap clothes in many shops, or enjoy some of the remaining colonial-style buildings built during the Saigon era. The area around the street enjoys a reputation as the top nightlife district suitable for all budgets. Named after a 13th-century general who repelled Mongol-led Chinese troops, the street is a must-see for first time visitors. Using our international travel planner, Ho Chi Minh City attractions like Pham Ngu Lao Street can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • De TAM, Pham ngu Lao Street area with the v Biennale walk la collectively. Cheap mini hotel is always a lot of foreign tourists crowded place.
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  • Foreigners congregate, backpackers, bar Street, foreigners, lively are the key words here, we choose to stay here, the traffic is very convenient. Ngu Old Street is actually very big, many bars, horizontal vertical are all covered with a bar, here always see foreigners drinking wine chatting days, always thought they went to Europe and the United States rather than Vietnam. Just find a place to order a beer in Saigon and look at all kinds of people and slow down and feel the city.
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  • After moving to Saigon a year ago and living in different areas, Pham Ngu lao is now my home! Its not perfect, quite far from perfect really but it is Saigon in a nutshell. If there is anything to do,...  more »

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Ho Chi Minh City absorbs all kinds of travelers, from the swarms of young backpackers on tight budgets to traveling businesspeople and luxury experience seekers. District 1 is the place to stay for proximity to sights, nightlife, and restaurants. Hostels around Pham Ngu Lao draw backpackers looking for the basics, small bed and breakfasts offer quieter and more private options for just a slightly higher price, and smart mid-range and luxury hotels provide immaculate service and indoor spas and pools.
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