Vietnam’s Cyclo

It is not easy for a particular vehicle to exist, to be honoured and loved for generations. However, a rudimentary and simple cyclo in Vietnam has done it!

It is just simple and ordinary as its appearance. No noisy sound from engines, no obscure smoke and no spending too much for commuting.

From a long time, Vietnamese people have thought of the cyclo as a familiar means of transport when going out. It is not only close-knit to Vietnamese but also strongly connected with foreigners as all of them are attracted by this unique means at first sight visiting Vietnam.

Under the sweltering sunlight, the cyclo driver bends his back over his vehicle. That heavy cycling makes sweat roll down his cheeks.

Despite the hard work, he does not want to say farewell to the old cycle for a more modern, newer vehicle. This is because the cyclo has become an indispensable part of his family.

Not only do the Vietnamese feel close to cyclo, but foreigners are also impressed by this unique vehicle. You will be surely fond of sitting on a cyclo touring around Restored Sword Lake or along the streets at sunset.

You can take a full view of Vietnam’s water and mountains into your eyes and minds.

Besides, you can traverse shady streets perfumed with the scent of Hanoi flowers or take dreamy and peaceful photos in the ancient citadel.

Travelling in a cyclo is the time for peacefully welcoming windy sunset and bright sunrise on the beach of Nha Trang or Danang or elsewhere. How pleasant it is for you to enjoy relaxation on a short urban trip.

In big cities, there are more and more cyclos on the streets. They are sometimes decorated colourfully for weddings. It is exciting, jolly and strangely unique wedding ceremony to recall the old days of plain and lovely memories.

They want to harmonize the dynamism of modern society and the sincere, peaceful life of the old days.

Vietnam is becoming more and more modern, however, the cyclo still survives, bearing in the minds of local residents, a rudimentary means of transport that has been part and parcel of their lives.

When thinking of Vietnam, tourists not only remember pho (noodle), ao dai (long dress), palm-leaf conical hats, but also a simple vehicle with three wheels, which makes you “fly” around the ancient streets in Vietnam. It is the cyclo, a surprising miracle in the eyes of foreigners!

VNA

About Pham Huu Duc

Fun loving, sporty man who loves to share his knowledge of Vietnam and Indochina to his friends around the world!
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