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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

Sea of Motorbikes in HCMC

This was not an unusual scene…the streets saturated with motorbikes. 


HCMC Sidewalk

When the streets were filled, motorbikes would use the sidewalks. 


Waiting to Cross the Sidewalk

And yes, sometimes we had to wait to cross the sidewalk.


Crossing Street in Hanoi

Crossing the streets was an adventure.


Ho Chi Minh Motorbike

Motorbike in motion in Ho Chi Minh City.


Motorbikes in Motion

More motorbikes in motion in Ho Chi Minh City.


Motorbike with Flowers

The things they carry.


Motorbike with Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums for Tet.


Motorbike with Textiles

Fabric and decorations for Tet.


Vietnam Motorbike with Trash

What is in those bags? How does he drive without them tumbling to the ground?


Motorbike with Apricot Tree

Kumquat tree for Tet.





Ducks on a Motorbike

This photo was taken as we drove into Hue.


Hanoi Street During Tet

Things get much quieter in the days immediately after Tet.


Hanoi Graffiti

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.

Vietnam Motorbikes

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