Vietnam is filled with motorbikes. Google the term “motorbikes everywhere” and your computer screen will be filled with images and articles about Vietnam. Watching the constant flow of motorbikes on the streets was eye opening for us. We saw motorbikes carrying families of four, ducks, pigs, small trees, huge bouquets of flowers, giant bags of trash…the list is endless.
Vietnam on Motorbike
This was not an unusual scene…the streets saturated with motorbikes.
When the streets were filled, motorbikes would use the sidewalks.
And yes, sometimes we had to wait to cross the sidewalk.
Crossing the streets was an adventure.
Motorbike in motion in Ho Chi Minh City.
More motorbikes in motion in Ho Chi Minh City.
The things they carry.
Chrysanthemums for Tet.
Fabric and decorations for Tet.
What is in those bags? How does he drive without them tumbling to the ground?
Kumquat tree for Tet.
This photo was taken as we drove into Hue.
Things get much quieter in the days immediately after Tet.
And yes, there is even motorbike graffiti in Vietnam.
More Information about Vietnam
PLACES TO GO IN VIETNAM: Hoi An is our favorite city in Vietnam but Hanoi is a close second. Cruising Ha Long Bay is a wonderful experience as is taking a boat trip on the Mekong Delta. For a bigger list of things to do, read our article Best Things to Do in Vietnam.
VISITING VIETNAM DURING TET: Is it worth traveling to Vietnam during Yet? Find out in our article about visiting Vietnam during Tet.
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY: For more information about the camera gear we carry, check out our Travel Photography Gear Guide. And tips and tricks for taking great photos in our article How to Take Better Photos while Traveling.
Read all of our articles about Vietnam in our Vietnam Travel Guide.
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