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Simply walking to the nearest intersection and merely watching the driving antics is amazing. Keep watching and you may see TV's and Fridges and other unlikely objects impossibly balanced and secured with string on the back of a motorcycle. Watch how other people and local cross the road.

You will need to observe the traffic etiquette, if you want to cross the road. Some suggest avoid crossing when trucks and lorry's are close by, as they are less agile than motorbikes.

If your timing coincides with the to/from school hours, this is the best time to observe a glimse of pushbikes, traditional clothing and ao dai mixing it with 'normal' traffic, even in the heaviest of torrential downpours. Such motivated school children.

As you travel about, you will find there are clusters of shops all selling like goods - like 20 sewing machine shops together, then 30 hardware shops all together, 200 motorcycle repair shops in the same block. Prices are competitive.

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Things to See in Vietnam

Monument/Building One-Pillar Pagoda
Travelers find the One-Pillar Pagoda either charming and lovely or utterly pointless, depending on how many tour groups are crammed into the small grounds at the time of their visit. Directions Tucked away between the Ho ... more
 1 Fans, Free, in Hanoi
Monument/Building Temple of Literature - Van Mieu
The Temple of Literature was founded in 1070 and established as the country's first university six years later. The courtyard features numerous stone tablets, each mounted on the back of a tortoise, with the names of g... more
 1 Fans, 10,000 VND, in Hanoi
Monument/Building Tomb of Minh Mang
(12km) - in this opulent complex, the main buildings are arranged on an east-west axis, including a courtyard surrounded by warrior statues and several temples and pavilions. Several bridges cross two lakes before the axis... more
 1 Fans, in Huế
Monument/Building Tomb of Tu Duc
(7km) - Constructed from 1833/64 to 1867, the complex served as a second Imperial City where the Emperor went for "working vacations". Tu Duc's contemplative nature and poetic spirit is reflected in the landscape... more
 1 Fans, in Huế
Monument/Building Thien Mu Pagoda
(4km) - perched on a bluff over the river and housing some very fine gold and silver Buddha images. The Thien Mu Pagoda overlooks the Perfume River and is the official symbol of the city of Hue. Thien Mu means "elderl... more
 1 Fans, in Huế
Nature/Wildlife Sand Dunes
The famous Sand Dunes (Doi Cat), on the main coastal road a short distance north of the fishing town at the north end of Mui Ne bay, about 10 km from the main resort strip. The whole region is fairly sandy, with ... more
 1 Fans, in Mui Ne
Nature/Wildlife Fairy Stream
The Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) is a little river that winds its way through bamboo forests, boulders and the dunes behind the village, in parts resembling a miniature version of the Grand Canyon. You can walk up vi... more
 1 Fans, in Mui Ne
Monument/Building Reunification Palace
Also known as Independence Palace (this is the old name). This is a restored five-floor time warp to the Sixties left largely untouched from the day before Saigon fell to the North (construction started in 1962 a... more
 1 Fans, 15,000 dong, in Ho Chi Minh City
Museum War Remnants Museum
Formerly known as the of Exhibition House of American War Crimes, the museum was opened in a hurry, less than five months after the fall of the South. It has moved to new premises with three stories of exhibits and various... more
 1 Fans, 15,000 dong, in Ho Chi Minh City
Monument/Building City Hall at Ho Chi Minh City
Originally called the Hôtel de Ville and now formally re-branded the People's Committee Hall, it's a striking cream and yellow French colonial building beautifully floodlit at night. No entry, but the&... more
 1 Fans, in Ho Chi Minh City
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