"Beggers " Thieves & Beggers Tip by keeweechic

Thieves & Beggers, Ho Chi Minh City: 29 reviews and 8 photos


Vietnam is still one of the poorest countries in the world. Most of its population live in the country on the edge of poverty. With the injection of foreign investment, things are gradually changing.

There are numerous beggars especially children in Saigon, be very discrete about giving anything to them. If anyone is seen giving handouts to a beggar, he or she may end up being pursued by a mob of other beggars. This does not help create a good image for foreigners; it gives them instead the reputation of being easy to hit up for money.

Address: Ho Chi Minh City

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  • Updated Jun 24, 2004
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