What you ought not to ignore when making Vietnam tours is visiting top popular backpacker areas in Vietnam, such as Ta Hien Street in Hanoi, Pham Ngu Lao in Hue, Bui Vien in Saigon, Biet Thu in Nha Trang, etc. Being a concentration of amusing activities as well as the lively nightlife, these locations will not disappoint you. Get started from Hanoi now!
Backpacker Area in Saigon
One certain thing is that your Ho Chi Minh city trip will not be complete unless you are on a visit to Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham and Bui Vien Streets – the most popular backpacker areas in Vietnam. If staying in an accommodation around this area, you will not only get good deals since hotels here are extremely cheap, but also easily walk to some Saigon’s landmarks like Ben Thanh market and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
It is awesome to experience the nightlife, consisting of drinking beer and chatting with other foreigners, enjoying street food, tasting Vietnamese coffee, etc. Moreover, the location is actually convenient to book full day tours from different travel agencies along the Bui Vien or De Tham Streets. More excitingly, rent a motorbike from the rental agents some street corners, and freely explore the charm and lifestyle of Saigon, which makes the journey of a lifetime on two wheels.
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Backpacker Area in Hanoi
When it comes to the backpacker area in Hanoi, people will instantly think about three spots, but the hottest one is located at the T-junction of Ta Hien, Dinh Liet and Luong Ngoc Quyen Streets, followed by the area around St. Joseph’s Cathedral and the West lake. This top backpacker area in Vietnam is inside the Hanoi Old Quarter, and Ta Hien is the most vibrant street for international travelers. During the daylight the backpacker area is not as crowded as itself when the dark covers the sky. With the coming of night, it is easy to recognize this lively place where there are a plenty of food stalls spreading along Ta Hien, Dinh Liet and Luong Ngoc Quyen Streets. The common street food here includes fried cheese sticks, Vietnamese fermented pork rolls, and different drinks.
Besides the T-junction of those three streets, the other backpacker areas which travelers also love discovering are around St. Joseph’s Cathedral and the West lake. The reason they have a desire to visit the surrounding area of St. Joseph’s Cathedral is the elaborate charm of ancient architectural structures here. Additionally, it is hard to resist a cup of coffee at a restaurant with the European style, such as Moca café, Paris Deli, or La Place. As for the area surrounding the West lake, it is far different from others as there are lots of foreigners living and working here; that is the reason why you can come across dozens of luxury cafés or premier offers.
Backpacker Area in Hue
The backpacker area is located at Pham Ngu Lao Street, which stretches in 200meters and along the Huong river. Being the most beautiful street of the city, it is where lots of international travelers gather and get entertained when the night occurs. It is possible to say that the street is an ideal location after a long day of visiting landmarks or attractions in Hanoi, such as temples, museum, mausoleums, and tombs. Walk in the street, experience the nightlife of Hanoi, and enjoy street food as well specialties. Don’t be anxious about how Vietnamese dishes look like and how their tastes are since many restaurants translate them into English or put some food photos in the menu. Another stimulating thing is that it is convenient to ask about Vietnam tours, premier tours, or day trips at travel agencies nearby.
Backpacker Area in Nha Trang
Hung Vuong, Tran Phu, Biet Thu, Tran Quang Khai, and Nguyen Thien Thuat Streets are known as one of the most popular backpacker areas in Vietnam. The area was established in Nha Trang in 1995, and the first restaurant here was Café Desami situated at Biet Thu – the busiest street here. Going for a stroll in the area, you will be amazed by various shops specializing in handicrafts, potteries, jewelry, Vietnamese brocade, and diverse food stalls with eye-catching and mouth-watering dishes.
Unlike other backpacker areas in Vietnam, here is a peaceful place, even though it is at night when people are often in rush to experience the nightlife. Therefore, it is actually perfect for you after a long journey to explore other destinations in the daylight.
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Backpacker Area in Phan Thiet
Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street – the Ham Tien area is where we can find constant streams of international travelers all day. This street was established in 1995. Since then, more and more people have known about the Phan Thiet tourist attraction, and the backpacker area has been also popularized.
There is a great concentration of diverse services offered in the Nguyen Dinh Chieu street, such as accommodations, food stalls, souvenir shops, massage, rental bicycles, etc. One exciting thing to distinguish this backpacker area from others in Saigon and Hanoi is that the Vietnamese language here is uncommon, but most signs are designed in Russian, English, French, and Japanese. Not only that, the owners of lots of shops are foreigners specializing in unique products.
Of course, night is the best time for entertaining activities and street food services. Especially, many souvenir shops open during 24 hours, so you can get some for your family or yourself anytime to mark a meaningful Vietnam tour. Further, the items you buy here will not let you down since they are not overpriced like somewhere else’s.
Backpacker Area in Da Lat
The backpacker area of Da Lat is positioned at Truong Cong Dinh Street, where lots of international travelers relax and experience amusing activities. Similar to the backpacker area in Nha Trang, this street for foreigners is quite tranquil yet still fascinates people. Besides numerous travel companies, there are also interesting services here, consisting of cafés, restaurants, food booths, bars, pubs, and so forth.
One point contributing to the brilliance of the backpacker area is that you will find no tout clinging to you while leisurely going for a walk through romantic landscapes. It’s great, right?