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Crossing the roads of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 
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alvingb's pictureby alvingb General travel tip
added on the 21st of April, 2011
To many of how not experience heavy traffic situations, the roads and streets of Ho Chi Minh city can be a great surprise. The roads of Ho Chi Minh city is congested with many motorbikes. This can be very intimidating  to cross the road as is seems that there is almost no way to cross the busy roads that is filled with motorbikes.


However the tip here is to look for gaps in the traffic and boldly make the first move, before you realise it you are in the middle road in the traffic where the vehicles are actually skilfully avoiding you. So one tip here is see a gap and make your first few steps and walk across and the motorist will avoid you as you walk. Do not make any abrupt movement while crossing as this may make the motorist panic. Another tip here is to look around and see if a fellow Vietnamese is crossing the road and just follow right behind the person closely and follow his footsteps.

Address:
Ho Chi Minh City

Price:
Free to cross the road

Opening Hours:
The road seems to be always busy

On the web:
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Vietnam/Thanh_Pho_Ho_Chi_Minh/Ho_Chi_Minh_City-1470720/Warnings_or_Dangers-Ho_Chi_Minh_City-Traffic-BR-1.html

 
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