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. To visit Pham Ngu Lao Street on your holiday in Ho Chi Minh City, and find out what else Ho Chi Minh City has to offer, use our Ho Chi Minh City vacation trip planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Originally backpacker district that is now mainly is is Vivian. Park in front of the street at night to night market and discovered later.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Very busy and noisy Street offering hotels at low prices for students or budget travellers. The shops are less expensive than in the rest of the Ward 1 and travel agencies offer tours at great prices. On the other hand, for the quiet, better get in the surrounding streets.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Living streets day and night. On the one hand, shops, bars, cafes, travel agencies, bus service for tourists, etc. Nice park where you can relax well is just off. The center of the city.
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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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