Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)

By Tuoi Tre News

November 1, 2017, 14:58 GMT+7

Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
Congestion happened at the Bui Vien-De Tham Intersection in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on October 31, 2017 as thousands gathered to celebrate Halloween. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Thousands of people have flooded the ‘backpacker area’ of Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate Halloween.

Dressed up in a variety of costumes, large crowds gathered at Bui Vien Walking Street in District 1, the most popular road in the city’s ‘backpacker area,’ on Tuesday night.Pubs and restaurants along the street were decorated in the spirit of the celebration.

Along with the frenetic atmosphere, severe congestion occurred in the area, especially at the intersection of Bui Vien with De Tham Streets.

According to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, parking lots near Bui Vien Street were full.

Parking fees were raised to between VND20,000 (US$0.88) and VND30,000 ($1.32) per motorbike.

Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
A young girl poses wearing a colorful mask.
Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
A man dressed up as a mad scientist poses with the crowd on Bui Vien Walking Street.
Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
A young man puts on horror-themed makeup to celebrate the holiday.
Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
The crowded Bui Vien Street is seen from above.
Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
Popular TV host Thanh Bach (C) is seen among the crowd.
Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
Locals put on various types of makeup and costumes.
Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
Locals put on various types of makeup and costumes.
Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
Locals put on various types of makeup and costumes.
Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
Foreign visitors join the fun.
Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
A young boy gets his face painted.
Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
A foreign man has his face painted in the Halloween theme.
Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
Face painting services were offered from VND50,000 ($2.21) to VND100,000 ($4.41) per person.
Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
A pub on Bui Vien Street displays Halloween-themed decorations.

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