Bui vien street


Bui Vien Street is well-known in Ho bỏ ra Minh thành phố due to lớn its status as a hub for backpackers và party-going tourists. Perhaps no other street in Vietnam is met with such polarization as this one.

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Some see Bui Vien Street as an exhilarating concoction of hedonistic stimuli whilst others look down upon it with disgust and disdain. No matter which side of the fence you find yourself on, there’s no denying that Bui Vien Street is successful in its mission lớn fascinate the lucrative tourist sector. It’s the main hub of Ho bỏ ra Minh’s backpacker district, which also includes Pham dở hơi Lao Street & De Tham Street.

The Walking Street

Nightlife at Bui Vien.

Bui Ven street offers bars, restaurants, và hostels aplenty. A daytime visit will show Bui Vien in its dormancy, filled with only the chitter-chatter from the restaurants & a symphony of motor vehicles whizzing by.

This, however, is only temporary. As dusk begins to descend on Bui Vien, a sinking feeling of anticipation begins lớn infiltrate the bodies of locals and tourists. The raucous atmosphere & hedonistic aura are comparable to lớn the Las Vegas Strip.

Looking down on Bui Vien Street during the day.

Street performers start entertaining passers-by as drinkers in plastic chairs watch from the bar terraces. Scantily-dressed females begin commandeering the street’s nooks and crannies hoping lớn lure tourists into suspect massage parlors.

Drunk backpackers fall to the ground under fluorescent light thinking they’ve just stumbled upon the gates of heaven.

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Zero PUB in Bui Vien street, tp hcm City. Photo: Hiếu Bùi

History of Bui Vien Street

Thirty-five years ago, Bui Vien was a forgettable strip in the middle of District 1 in Ho chi Minh City. It wasn’t until Vietnam’s tourism sector opened in 1986 that Bui Vien began to lớn evolve into its current incarnation. The streets growing notoriety began lớn attract more and more visitors until, finally, it became what it is today.

Bui Vien Street during the day in Saigon. Photo: Marco Verch Professional Photographer

Backpackers began to take full advantage of the cheap hostels and bars và the proprietors of such establishments had no problem allowing them to vì chưng so.


Traffic is banned during weekend evenings to allow the Bui Vien juggernaut lớn come khổng lồ life at dusk. While alcohol is the most widely-consumed và available substance, there is a vice for all niches on Bui Ven, evidenced by the flock of characters that come crawling to lớn its corners at night.

“I Love You 3000” sign on Bui Vien Street.

If you’re not a particularly big drinker, it’s perhaps best if you park yourself in a plastic chair outside one of the restaurants and watch the crazy underworld of Bui Vien scream by. It’s probably the most thrilling spot for nightlife in the city.

Anything can happen on Bui Ven and a feeling of impending excitement takes hold of you whenever you enter. While gentrification has caused the street to thảm bại a little of its old thrill, the excitement và drama that unfolds there every night is truly unmatched & has lớn be seen to be believed.

Bui Vien is so much more than a mere street – it’s an experience that spans the full spectrum of human emotions, urges, và desires. You’ll be enchanted into its spellbinding haze & it serves as a soaring crescendo lớn your trip khổng lồ Ho bỏ ra Minh City.

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