Saigon or the Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most visited and most populated cities in the Southern part of Vietnam. People keep on coming in and out the Ho Chi Minh City. Tourists find this place a perfect spot, especially for backpackers. It does not matter if you are rick or not because everybody is welcome to visit the city. This spot is rich in history that is why it became famous to tourists from different parts of the world. Backpackers enjoy coming to the Ho Chi Minh City because it is more affordable and convenient in many ways.
Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao neighborhood
Many among backpackers go to Pham Ngu Lao. If you are coming from the airport, it is not necessary to get a private car. You can simply jump on a bus and go to the bus stop near the Ben Thanh Market. When you are already on the market, you will just need to walk and you will reach the backpacker street, such as Pham Ngu Lao. If you will arrive the airport at night, do not just get any taxi if you are going to a particular place, make sure that the taxi is from a reputable taxi company.
You do not need to stay in a luxurious hotel because there are many affordable hotels in the Ho Chi Minh City, which you can find along the streets of Pham Ngu Lao, in the Bui Vien and in the De Tham Street. The rooms from the hotels in these streets will just cost you 10 to 15 USD every night. It is not that cheap because it is fully air-conditioned, have television, hot water and with a free Wi-Fi. If you can’t afford this amount, you can still find a hostel that charges as low as 5USD per person. Continue reading “Backpackers guide to Ho Chi Minh City”