Finding your way around the narrow streets and winding alleys of Ho Chi Minh City can be a challenging experience. The city is divided into 19 quan, or urban districts, and five suburban districts. Vietnamese addresses are usually straightforward but they are more complicated in Ho Chi Minh City because the same street begins new numbering upon entering a new district. On the Street Finder, some words that are common in street names have been abbreviated, such as Nguyen, which appears as Ng. Note that in the south duong, meaning street, is usually added to the road name. Pho is added to the street name in the north.