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Sightseeing on a cyclo, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • City center
Distance from city center: 0.7mi
Photoguy's pictureby Photoguy General travel tip
added on the 17th of April, 2011
Travelling on a cyclo is a great experience and a great way to see Ho Chi Minh city in a slow and relaxed manner. You will be a able t o get a good view and at the same time you get to have a real feel of the city. The cyclo will travel to any place that you want to, and if you are not sure where to go to they will also have packages and places where they can bring you for a fee.

However it is important to keep your belongings such as cameras, purses and watches  safely with you while you travel on the cyclos as people have reported that their items have been (snatched) stolen by motorbike riders while on the cyclo. Another tip here is to make sure you to agree on a price before taking the cyclo as sometime cyclo riders tend to overcharge tourists.

Ho Chi Minh City

About 36,000 dong/hr

Opening Hours:
They are around anytime, but mainly in the morning and afternoon

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