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Pham Ngu Lao Street

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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dangerous and dirty

Beware. This is one of the most dangerous streets in Saigon. Although pickpockets and motorbike... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brian S
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Backpacker area but quite interesting

You can spend time here for a drink at night. It is interesing to look people and a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis S
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  • Poor4%
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beware. This is one of the most dangerous streets in Saigon. Although pickpockets and motorbike thieves are common, the most dangerous aspect of this road is simply crossing the street on foot. I almost got killed once by a bus who swerved into the opposite...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can spend time here for a drink at night. It is interesing to look people and a lot of motorbike around you.

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The street might be called the main street for tourists as it host lots of travel agents , money changers , bars and restaurants .

Thank Pankajgoel08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy st. You have to be careful with your little children. The people there are nice and helpful. You will see some souvenir vendors but they will not force you to buy. On this st. The park is a plus but also the food town...More

Thank momo s
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The street itself is very average. There are businesses, cafés and so on but the traffic there is omnipresent, like many streets of Ho Chi Minh city. What I liked is when we walked to the war museum and other attractions of that area, you...More

Thank Denysls
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This would have to be the worst place I've been too. Male and female urinating and craping on the street and in the park. Women asking if you want bom bom and men offering you ladies. Disgusting. Stay away from this area

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Wow so busy this street, never seen so many back packs in our life, such a vast difference of ages and country's.

Thank 20,122,015
Reviewed 5 October 2017

If you want cozy, busiest place, just go to Pham Ngu Lao Street, many bars, restaurants and they may open overnight or until the morning of the next day. And at the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, the vehicle is banned so this place become walking...More

Thank louise690
Reviewed 3 October 2017

District 1, close to everything, cheap and good food and drinks, constantly alive and well worth a visit especially after 10pm

Thank brian c
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Didn't experience any unpleasant encounters but had a good time walking along the street hunting for cheap food from local vendors. Managed to find good food run by locals in the back aisle too. Had iced coffee at 20,000 Dong as early as 5 am...More

Thank Borneon_Angel
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Bridget H
25 September 2016|
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Response from Sreekant2014 | Reviewed this property |
It's perfect. Visit the reunification palace, war remnants museum and the cu ci tunnels. it's a lot of history. Have fun!
Kyra C
20 April 2015|
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Response from KeithLim | Reviewed this property |
It is safe but still like many places, you do have to take care of your own belonging and don't get drunk.