Bui Vien Street – Famous Backpacker Street in Saigon, Vietnam

Bui Vien Street is the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s tourist district where you will find the most thrilling, energetic scenes in the city. It is also called the backpacker’s street or International Intersection, is a street located on De Tham, Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In 2009, this area has become more crowded, attracting more leisure activities and smaller businesses and was officially opened on July 15, 2017, then launching ceremony of Bui Vien Walking Street was held on August 20, 2010. This is the second walking street in Ho Chi Minh City that was opened after Nguyen Hue Walking Street.

Bui Vien Street

Bui Vien Street

Before 1986, Bui Vien street is a normal street like other ones. However, since the “Renovation” in 1986 was launched which allowed international commercial trade, opening Vietnam more for foreign investment and tourism, Bui Viet street attracted more backpackers around the world.

To meet tourist requirements, hotels and restaurants began to settle more and more. Especially, the famous travel guide “Lonely Planet” introduced Bui Vien and brought it to world travelers in 1993. As a new revolution, locals use the ground floors of their residences into shops or restaurants offering goods and services that serve the first tourists and things kept growing.
Coming to this street, you will enjoy Vietnamese food such as pancakes, rice noodles, grilled dishes, etc as well as hotels, motels service, or travel companies that are ready to cater to all your requirements. In this area, people do not distinguish between wealth, colors of skin or religion but only a multicultural area full of noise and endless parties.
Today, Bui Vien is a busy and noisy street all day, full of backpackers on the streets and lots of restaurants, cafes, hotels, hostels, bars and pubs around it.
Especially, when the sun goes down, the bright lights lead to another lifestyle  . On the street, travelers, locals, and artists dance and sing together and enjoy the endless parties. Some people like to sit on the side of the road on a plastic chair with a beer in one hand and talk with their friends all night. Bars and pubs are might be the most attractive for people who like to enjoy the endless parties. Or on street vendors, you will not only enjoy Vietnam street cuisine but also understand more the way how locals make a living.

Lifestyle of Bui Vien Street

Lifestyle of Bui Vien Street

Even though you don’t like the craziness and parties, you should visit Bui Vien walking street once in your life.

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