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Bui Vien, Sai Gon's backpacker street bustling again [Photos]

16:14 | 14/05/2020

After nearly 2-month closure due to social distancing measures, many restaurants in Bui Vien (District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) have officially welcomed customers. Ho Chi Minh City residents and tourists began to come here to relax, making the street crowded and bustling again. 

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After bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen a few days ago, Bui Vien, Saigon's backpacker Mecca, is again buzzing. Ho Chi Minh city residents and tourists began to come here to relax, making the street crowded and bustling.

bui vien sai gons backpacker street bustling again photos

From May 9, most bars, beer clubs, pubs...on Bui Vien Walking Street (District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) are reopened. (Photo: Labor)

bui vien sai gons backpacker street bustling again photos

Party-goers immediately began to flock to the street in District 1 for fun and games, food, manicures, and beer clubs. (Photo: VnExpress)

bui vien sai gons backpacker street bustling again photos

Restaurants, beer clubs..on the pedestrian street Bui Vien clean and prepare to open in the evening. (Photo: Labor)

bui vien sai gons backpacker street bustling again photos

The staffs are standing in front of the shop to welcome guests into the shop (Photo: Labor).

bui vien sai gons backpacker street bustling again photos

In restaurants, the music is fluttering. Some customers smoked shisha and laughed happily after long days of social distancing (Photo: Labor)

bui vien sai gons backpacker street bustling again photos

Most beer clubs and food shops are full, with customers occupying the sidewalks on both sides. The street had virtually been closed off since mid-March in an effort to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo: VnExpress)

bui vien sai gons backpacker street bustling again photos

A street candy vendor performs a dance to cheer visitors.(Photo: VnExpress)

bui vien sai gons backpacker street bustling again photos

Philip (tourist from Brazil) said: "I feel very happy when Bui Vien is bustling again. However, this street is not as crowded as before. Decision to stay in your country during the epidemic is really right. Your country fights against the epidemic wonderfully. " (Photo: Labor)

bui vien sai gons backpacker street bustling again photos

Customers flock to drink beer without face masks. The government allowed the resumption of businesses to revive the economy and tourism sector, but has instructed people to wear masks and use hand sanitizers in public. (Photo: VnExpress)

bui vien sai gons backpacker street bustling again photos

A man breathes fire to entertain the crowds.(Photo:VnExpress)

bui vien sai gons backpacker street bustling again photos

Bui Vien, dubbed "Saigon beer street," is closed to vehicles during weekends. It is popular among foreign tourists for its energy, beer clubs, bars and pubs, loud music, lights, and general atmosphere of cheer. (Photo: VnExpress)

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