Around Pham Ngu Lao

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Pham Ngu Lao used to be the shorthand reference to the backpacker area, which is between September 23 Park along Pham Ngu Lao Street and Bui Vien Street. The area is still thriving and still popular with budget travelers of all ages, but many come here simply to experience the lively cultural mix of international travelers and locals going about their business. There are the requisite backpacker bars and eateries here, but also a growing number of upscale restaurants.


Tao Dan Park

This huge park, a block behind the Reunification Palace, has a little something for everyone: walking paths for strolling or…

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September 23 Park

This long skinny park at the end of Ho Chi Minh City's backpacker district was built on the site of…

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Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum

Spread over three floors in a reportedly haunted French colonial villa known as Chu Hoa's (Uncle Fire's) mansion, the city's…

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