Bui Vien Street is also called the backpacker’s street of Ho Chi Minh City. Here you will find many cheap restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, hotels and hostels.
In the weekend, only in the evening, the streets ban all motorised traffic and it turns into Bui Vien walking street. And without the traffic, the atmosphere is at its best. But even during weekdays at night, the streets are so busy, that motorbikes and cars are always stuck in the crowd. The pavement is used to extent the restaurants and bars and people use the street to walk. Taxi’s often refuse driving in the street at night to drop off quest.
A visit to Bui Vien walking street is recommended, even if you don’t like the craziness and parties.
Nightlife in Bui Vien street
On the street it is always busy in the evening with other travelers, locals and artists who perform with fire, dance and sing.
Nothing can compare to walking down Bui Vien around midnight in the middle of peak tourism season—dozens of shops hiding behind metal security gates, crowds in tiny plastic chairs on the sidewalks, and music vibrating your organs with overlapping beats from all the pubs, bars and clubs lining the street.
A bit of history
Bui Vien grew out of the post-war stagnation by offering accommodations to those new global travelers who could afford plane tickets but not the pleasure of staying in places with names like Majestic, Continental or Caravelle. Families converted the bottom floors of their homes into places catering to tourists. Since then, there are many shops, restaurents are opened.
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