Ho Chi Minh City - Post Report Question and Answers

Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

Oh yeah, this is NOT an easy place to navigate with physical disabilities. - Sep 2021

Yes. Sidewalks are in disrepair. Wheelchairs would not do well. Also people ride their motorcycles on the sidewalk, especially along one-way streets (going the other way). Pedestrians do NOT have the right of way, so walking is dangerous even for people with no disability. - Jul 2019

Huge mobility issues - there are few real sidewalks or awareness of these needs. This includes the international schools - none of which are completely accessible. - Mar 2016

There are very few ramps and fully paved spacious sidewalks, but there seem to be elevators in all of the major buildings. - Aug 2015

Yes. It is a mix of old and new. It is definitely not very wheelchair friendly. - May 2014

It would be difficult, but I have met people here who are in wheelchairs and blind, etc. As ex-pats, it's possible, because the cost of care-givers is very cheap. - Jul 2011

Navigating the streets here is a nightmare, can 't imagine a wheelchair or crutches being easy along these pavements and crossing these roads of unending streams of motor bikes. However, I have seen the odd tourist in a wheelchair and on crutches,as a tourist you could manage it, but living here would present challenges. Stairs everywhere and shamefully bad pavements. - Sep 2010

Do not come here. It is hard enough to get around on two feet. - Nov 2009

Absolutely, yes. I do not recommend anyone with physical disabilities to live in Vietnam. - Dec 2008

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