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Ban Co area in Ho Chi Minh City proposed to become backpacker area

Ban Co area in Ho Chi Minh City proposed to become backpacker area

Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 16:53 GMT+7
Ban Co area in Ho Chi Minh City proposed to become backpacker area
The Ban Co area in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City with. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

A consulting consortium has proposed turning the Ban Co area in District 3, a busy district in Ho Chi Minh City, into a backpacker area.

The name Ban Co, literally translated as chessboard, comes from its structure, which includes streets perpendicular to others and dividing the space into squares.

The proposal made by the consortium of the Vietnam Institute for Urban and Rural Planning, the Southern Institute for Spatial Planning, Ho Chi Minh City-based Green Space Co. Ltd., and Singapore-headquartered enCity Urban Solutions was included in a report on the southern metropolis’ master plan until 2040 sent to the municipal administration.

The report features development strategies for each district in the city, with the Ban Co area in District 3 suggested to follow the model of Bui Vien and Pham Ngu Lao Streets in District 1. The two latter streets are famous for their Bui Vien Walking Street, where there is a vibrant community of international backpackers.

Ban Co, whose boundaries are Dien Bien Phu, Cao Thang, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, and Ly Thai To Streets, is considered the best organized area in Ho Chi Minh City. 

The administration of District 3 said it is developing each street and has yet to have a general plan for the entire neighborhood.

The Ban Co area is well planned with streets divided into squares. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The Ban Co area is well structured with streets dividing it into squares. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Streets and alleys weave between rows of houses. Along these streets and alleys, locals offer numerous services on the two sides, creating a bustling area. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Streets and alleys weave between rows of houses. Along these streets and alleys, locals offer numerous services on the two sides, creating a bustling area. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The Ban Co area is bounded by Dien Bien Phu, Cao Thang, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, and Ly Thai To Streets. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ban Co area is bounded by Dien Bien Phu, Cao Thang, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, and Ly Thai To Streets in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Trade and services in the area account for some 60 percent of the livelihoods of residents in the area, which is a reason the consulting consortium has proposed developing the area into a backpacker area like Bui Vien and Pham Ngu Lao Streets in District 1. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Households involved in trade and services account for some 60 percent of those in the Ban Co area, which is the reason why the consulting consortium has proposed developing the neighborhood into a backpacker area like that on Bui Vien and Pham Ngu Lao Streets in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The area’s planning helps facilitate traffic circulation. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ban Co area’s planning helps facilitate traffic flow. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

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