Bui Vien Walking Street

Bui Vien Walking Street, Ho Chi Minh City Overview

The nightlife of Vietnam thrives in Bui Vien street in Ho Chi Minh. The street is full of cheap hotels, hostels, pubs, bars, restaurants, massage parlours as well as a few clothing and souvenir stores here and there. The area comes alive at midnight, with dance music buzzing out of the clubs and backpackers seated at various restaurants with a glass of beer.

Bui Vien Walking Street is a 1.4 km long street in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. Colloquially rendered as a 'backpackers' locale' and 'Westerner Street', it is littered with several backpackers’ hostels and restaurants, pubs, dance floors, entertainment corners with stunts and puppet shows, bike and taxi rentals, money changers, massage parlours and convenience stores. Earlier known as International Crossroads, the street was renamed after a famous politician of Nguyen dynasty in 1975. It is a hub of lights, music and people, and perpetually bustling with noise and entertainment. If you love people watching, interacting with cultures, travelling on a budget and crowded city centres, don't forget to make your way to Bui Vien! An apt location for lone travellers, backpackers and friends travelling together, Bui Vien Walking Street is an experience not worth missing!

Bui Vien Walking Street Massage

Massage at Bui Vien Walking Street Ho Chi Minh City
There are Many Massage Parlours at Bui Vien Walking Street, Offering Affordable Massages (Source)

Visitors can find masseuse lining up the Bui Vien Walking Street, offering varied services. One can avail full body massages or manicures. Prices range from about VND 150,000 for the former, to about VND 20,000 for the latter.

Bui Vien Walking Street Food

Bui Vien Walking Street Food
There is a Plethora of Delicious and Affordable Food and Street Food on Bui Vien Walking Street (Source)

A platter of Vietnamese delicacies in Bui Vien Walking Street should cost between VND 100,000 to VND 200,000. Tropical fruits, fried corn, grilled vegetables, barbecue and local beers are must-trys! Travellers recommend Dong Duong Cafe for its atmosphere, people and music. For barbecue, visit Ba Sau at 135 Bui Vien. If Indian food is your sweet spot, make your way to Baba's kitchen. Try Five Oysters for Vietnamese specials and Pepperonis for Italian. One must try the sweet tofu for dessert, which merely costs around VND 5,000. Beers cost around VND 40,000, however, one can find cheaper options for VND 18,000 at the Western end of the street.

How to Reach Bui Vien Walking Street

Bui Vien Walking Street Ho Chi Minh City
Bui Vien Walking Street is Located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam (Source)

Bui Vien Walking Street is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, a kilometre away from the central Ben Thanh market. One can walk to the street, or avail a bike or taxi. One can also take bus line 109 from the Airport to September 23rd (23/9) Park. The backpackers' district is located a few metres away from the stop. The bus ride costs around VND 20,000.

Tips for Visiting Bui Vien Walking Street

  • One must try the local delicacies at Bui Vien.
  • It is not as suitable for families due to the loud music, crowd and traffic.
  • Be careful of pickpockets.
  • Settle bills as you travel and don't forget to discuss prices prior to the sale.
  • Rentals use passports as collateral, so don't forget to check the condition of bikes before settling the deal.
Bui Vien Walking Street Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Bui Vien Walking Street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Source)

Several souvenir shops line the Bui Vien Walking Street. All in all, it is equipped with services to create a long-lasting impression on travellers. It evokes lights and commotion, creating unforgettable memories for all those making their way to this exotic street of Saigon!

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Bui Vien Walking Street Massage

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There are Many Massage Parlours at Bui Vien Walking Street, Offering Affordable Massages (Source)

Visitors can find masseuse lining up the Bui Vien Walking Street, offering varied services. One can avail full body massages or manicures. Prices range from about VND 150,000 for the former, to about VND 20,000 for the latter.

Bui Vien Walking Street Food

Bui Vien Walking Street Food
There is a Plethora of Delicious and Affordable Food and Street Food on Bui Vien Walking Street (Source)

A platter of Vietnamese delicacies in Bui Vien Walking Street should cost between VND 100,000 to VND 200,000. Tropical fruits, fried corn, grilled vegetables, barbecue and local beers are must-trys! Travellers recommend Dong Duong Cafe for its atmosphere, people and music. For barbecue, visit Ba Sau at 135 Bui Vien. If Indian food is your sweet spot, make your way to Baba's kitchen. Try Five Oysters for Vietnamese specials and Pepperonis for Italian. One must try the sweet tofu for dessert, which merely costs around VND 5,000. Beers cost around VND 40,000, however, one can find cheaper options for VND 18,000 at the Western end of the street.

How to Reach Bui Vien Walking Street

Bui Vien Walking Street Ho Chi Minh City
Bui Vien Walking Street is Located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam (Source)

Bui Vien Walking Street is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, a kilometre away from the central Ben Thanh market. One can walk to the street, or avail a bike or taxi. One can also take bus line 109 from the Airport to September 23rd (23/9) Park. The backpackers' district is located a few metres away from the stop. The bus ride costs around VND 20,000.

Tips for Visiting Bui Vien Walking Street

  • One must try the local delicacies at Bui Vien.
  • It is not as suitable for families due to the loud music, crowd and traffic.
  • Be careful of pickpockets.
  • Settle bills as you travel and don't forget to discuss prices prior to the sale.
  • Rentals use passports as collateral, so don't forget to check the condition of bikes before settling the deal.
Bui Vien Walking Street Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Bui Vien Walking Street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Source)

Several souvenir shops line the Bui Vien Walking Street. All in all, it is equipped with services to create a long-lasting impression on travellers. It evokes lights and commotion, creating unforgettable memories for all those making their way to this exotic street of Saigon!

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