Talking about streets of foreign backpackers, people will call out Ta Hien Street in Hanoi, and in Ho Chi Minh City, it is a miss not to name Bui Vien Street. Ta Hien and Bui Vien have long been a must-try spot for foreigners as they are gathering places to meet, greet and make friends. Also, they are ideal to explore Vietnam's local cuisine and especially the street food heaven. Let's check it out how amazing they are.
1. Bui Vien beer street
Bui Vien Street Saigon, Vietnam has been well-known by many tourists. Surely you don’t want to miss this attractive place to enjoy beer and its vibrant atmosphere.
Bui Vien Street Ho Chi Minh has become well-known in 6-7 recent years as a street of foreign backpackers that any tourist can’t miss visiting it among many other famous Vietnam tourist spots in a Saigon tour.
Like many other streets of foreign backpackers, Bui Vien Street Saigon becomes extremely busy at night, starting from 7 AM. This is the time that the street gets most exciting and crowded when people start going out.
On the roadsides, the residents set out tables and chairs to welcome visitors. From beer to finger food, seafood and grilled food, etc., everything is available in Bui Vien Street Vietnam.
Not just for drinking beer and chatting, people also organize street performance with singing and dancing. Music mixing with talking sounds as well as cries from the local shop owners makes it an extremely exciting place.
Bui Vien Street is filled with restaurants, bars ranging from luxurious and popular ones. Mentioning to a street for foreigners, people usually think of expensive prices but actually, it is absolutely different. Bui Vien Street attracts foreign tourists for its reasonable prices that suit everyone’s tastes.
Along the street sides, there are a lot of public bars so this place is considered a little street area for eating and drinking with grilled food, seafood, snail dishes, and western food also. But the grilled food shops are the most favorite.
All you need is a small table with several plastic chairs and some beer bottles together with some finger food for a joyful evening.
In addition to grilled food or hotpot, Vietnamese specialties are served here, including Com Tam Saigon, Saigon baguette, noodles, Pho, etc. These shops on Bui Vien Street Saigon map are favorite destinations for many tourists who expect to enjoy and discover Vietnam cuisine.
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2. Hanoi Ta Hien beer street
It’s a mini version of backpacker hangouts in Bangkok and Saigon, but Hanoi’s Ta Hien Street has its own charm.
No need much explanation about the beer corner. Every night hundreds of people, both locals and foreigners, descend on outdoor bars at Ta Hien street in the Old Quarter – a famous centuries-old area with 36 guild streets, sitting on tiny plastic stools and drinking Bia Hoi (local draft beer) with local snacks like peanuts, skewered meats, fried tofu or dried squid. You will get a unique experience in Hanoi at night.
A long strip of outdoor drinking becomes a backpacker magnet. They occupy their stools, raise their beers and sway to the competing beats from street music bands or pubs nearby, making up a lively crowd until late. This is definitely not the place for a quiet drink.
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The 200-meter-long Ta Hien is much smaller in scale than Bui Vien Street in Ho Chi Minh City or Khaosan Road in Bangkok, both well known as backpacker hangouts. Used to be a guild street selling souvenirs, it has turned into the hub of bars and restaurants for almost 10 years, gaining its popularity a perfect place for a cheap drink in Hanoi. More importantly, the atmosphere creates everyone a comfortable feeling and a glimpse of the one-thousand-year-old capital after dark. To meet fellow travelers to share travel stories, but surely you will drink more than 2.