Saigon Prostitution; truths & risks
By Sam (from Malaysia)
Saigon prostitution isn’t as obvious and as open as other places in South East Asia, yet it’s still present. In fact, finding a lady of the night in Ho Chi Minh City is a lot easier than you might think. Girls are easy to find, open to suggestion, and are cheap.
Sounds good, but remember that prostitution in Vietnam is illegal and if you’re caught you’re going to be in trouble.
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Police in the country like bribes and they’ll question you to try to get you to pay up. However, being caught is unlikely and most people behave as if they don’t really care about the risks. For them, the benefit of getting laid is worth the tiny risk of a police raid.
The Saigon Red Light District
You can expect to see a range of young to middle-age Vietnamese girls. Some are students and are quite attractive. They’re looking for a little bit of extra cash whilst having a good time with a westerner.
There's no isolated red light district in Saigon, but you'll meet a lot of freelance working-girls in Bui Vien or Pham Ngu Lao. Be aware that many of these street walkers take drugs, and they aren't the most trustworthy companions... Heroin and crystal meth are popular. Several ladyboys are also found in these red light areas of the city.
You won’t find any official Go-go bars in Saigon. Strip joints are also illegal in Vietnam, but unofficial ones do exist.
You can find available girls almost everywhere in the city, but Bui Vien prostitutes are the most popular with western visitors. The main place to pick up is at some of the late night bars. Others hang around the streets. There are also lots of massage parlours that almost guarantee a happy ending.
Some bars and areas in Saigon are set up for foreign interests...