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backpacker areas

Posted by splashtree on 20/8/2009 at 05:24

taking a rather sudden trip around s.e.a and whilst im trying to speed read a travel book on the region, i was looking for some help in determining where the backpacker/flashpacker areas are located.

im flying to bangkok but have been there before. from there going siem riep, is there a place that backpackers hang out in the evening?

going phnom phem for a couple of days, same question.

onto the bigger places. arriving in hcm city and at the time of writting, havnt reached that far in the book. if anyone could name a few street where backpackers hang out and there is cheap accommadation that would be awesome.

thanks in advanced and i know i have left it late so bring on the taunts.

thanks

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Posted by somtam2000 on 20/8/2009 at 07:21 admin

Bangkok: Khao San Road
Siem Reap: Wat Bo and Bar St
Phnom Penh: Lakeside (or what is left of it)
Ho Chi MInh City: Pham Ngu Lao St

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Posted by tingers on 20/8/2009 at 10:52

Posted from within Vietnam.

a few more...

Bia Hoi corner - Hanoi
Hoa's Place - China Beach
DMZ bar - Hue

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Posted by buecax on 20/8/2009 at 13:39

"Phnom Penh: Lakeside (or what is left of it)"

what do you mean by that, somtam?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 20/8/2009 at 13:49 admin

The lake is slowly being filled in (to build some monstrous development which should ensure ALL of Phnom Penh floods every wet season) and the lakeside guesthouses will all be evicted.

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Posted by splashtree on 20/8/2009 at 18:20

thanks so much for all of the replies so far. really helpfull. note to self, dont move dates up 6 months without doing research first.

thanks again

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Posted by Vietnam720 on 26/8/2009 at 16:22

Posted from within Vietnam.

In Ho Chi Minh City, Bui Vien Street is actually where more budget hotels are located, compared to Pham Ngu Lao Street.

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