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Thousands flock to Bui Vien in celebration of Halloween

Thursday, November 01, 2018, 10:47 GMT+7
Thousands flock to Bui Vien in celebration of Halloween
Every road leading to Bui Vien is nearly impassible as thousands of people and vehicles descend on the street to celebrate Halloween on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Thousands of people rushed to Bui Vien Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ on Wednesday night to trick-or-treat themselves to the neighborhood's bustling, spooky vibes.

Bui Vien Street, dubbed ‘Westerner Street’ by locals, has spent years as the city’s number-one Halloween hot spot.

By 7:00 pm Wednesday night, every road leading to Bui Vien had been nearly impassible as thousands of people and vehicles descended on the street to celebrate Halloween.

The ‘Westerner’ Street’ is packed by Halloween-goers. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The ‘Westerner Street’ is packed with Halloween-goers. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two costumed revelers display colorful and traditional costumes, like those at carnivals, on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two revelers display colorful and traditional costumes, like those at carnivals, on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman masquerades as No-Face, a character in the 2001 Japanese animated coming-of-age fantasy film “Spirited Away.”
A woman masquerades as No-Face, a character in the 2001 Japanese animated coming-of-age fantasy film “Spirited Away.” Photo: Tuoi Tre
A foreign tourist enjoys Halloween on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A foreign tourist enjoys Halloween on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A man masquerades as a sea god at Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A man masquerades as a sea god on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of college students with their lips made up to appear sewn shut on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of college students with their lips made up to appear sewn shut on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A kid masquerades as a pirate on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A kid masquerades as a pirate on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A boy is shouldered by his parent in the sea of people enjoying Halloween on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A boy is shouldered by his parent in the sea of people enjoying Halloween on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A man masquerades as a beast on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A man masquerades as a beast on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A stall selling ghost masks in the sea of people enjoying Halloween on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A stall selling ghost masks in the sea of people enjoying Halloween on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A Vietnamese woman takes a scary selfie on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A Vietnamese woman takes a scary selfie on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A father shoulders his daughter as they tour the streets in order to protect her from pushing. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A father shoulders his daughter as they tour the streets in order to protect her from pushing. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A foreign tourist masquerades with spooky make-up on Halloween on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A foreign tourist masquerades with spooky make-up on Halloween on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two Vietnamese women masquerading as ghost brides make a toast. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two Vietnamese women masquerading as ghost brides make a toast. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two young men masquerade as ghost doctors on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two young men masquerade as ghost doctors on Bui Vien Street on October 31, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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