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DESTINATIONS Ho Chi Minh Saturday, 29 October 2016

Foreign Street in Saigon

Located in the center of Ward 1, Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao and De Tham St are the destinations of foreigner when visiting Ho Chi Minh City.

Crowded and noisy with plenty of languages and skin colors, these 3 stress with the main street is De Thanh is rather small, not very long but there are so many hotels, restaurants, café, groceries and fashion shops. Not even mention the small lanes, there are also so much renting room in the small lanes.

Foreign Street in Saigon

Like other streets, foreign streets in Saigon are also very crowded with many kinds of services: day tour, motorbike and bicycle hire, foot massage, book shop…

At 6 o’clock, the city is still quiet with some stalls ready to welcome guests. The food stalls are already on the pavement, some tour cars are already on the street. The foreigners pack their luggage and have a loaf of banh mi on the way.

At 7 o’clock, it’s time for day tour cars to be ready. Most of them are going to Cu Chi or Can Tho. The travel agencies at this street are open till 12 o’clock at night.

Foreign Street in Saigon

Most of tourists are backpackers with huge backpacks. The hotels are various with different prices from 60.000 VND/night to 250.000 VND/night. The hotels in lanes are cheaper and quieter. Most of them only need a place to rest and take showers.

At the beginning of the lane are the riders sipping cups of milk coffee and read newspapers while waiting for their guests. There are so many kinds of dishes, you can try fast food with banh mi or noodles. Some foreigners find it interesting to walking around the street, see some souvenirs, enjoy a cup of coffee and listen to live music.

Foreign Street in Saigon

Not only foreigners but domestic tourists also stay in this street because of cheap price and convenience. Only a few minutes can you reach the city opera house, Ben Thanh market and Duc Ba Church.

Foreign St is crowded until 1 or 2 am, there are still some restaurants opening 24/7. If you take a late flight, you can knock the door to ask to the room because they all open 24/24.

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