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"As with any large city...." Ho Chi Minh City Warnings Or Dangers Tip by mnhaus

Ho Chi Minh City Warnings and Dangers: 114 reviews and 70 photos

Watch your valuables in HCMC...don't be flashing bills, jewelry, or other expensive items around. Women's purses should be kept close in and closed. Theives have been known to drive by on a motorbike and steal the watch off your wrist!!
That said, I had no trouble at all in HCMC and thoroughly enjoyed it! Keep a smart head and be cautious, but don't let fear get in the way of enjoying the people and the culture - I think most of the people in Vietnam would sooner give the shirt of their back to help you rather than steal anything from you.

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  • Written Jun 9, 2004
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