Unbelievable crazy things to do in Vietnam

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Crazy things to do in Vietnam

Traveling means exploring new cultures, new adventures, new societies of other countries and people. Coming to Vietnam, from the living way of people to some outdoor activities, from crazy things of local people to attractive activities for tourists, all you might find in this picturesque country.


Cross the maddest racing streets | Things to do in Vietnam

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Cross the maddest racing streets

This, surely, is one of the craziest things to do in Vietnam that you should try. The first time, you will be very scared as the movement of vehicles doesn’t stop for walkers, even when the traffic light is red. Since in some places in Vietnam, motorbikes are allowed to turn right when it is red. In the rush hours, especially from 7:00 - 10:00 in the morning and 4:00 - 6:00 in the evening, people go to work and school and come back, so the traffic reaches the craziest time. Avoid the roundabouts and use the walking sides only as much as you can. Feel relaxed, take a breath and go. Raise your hands and slowly walk on the walking lines. When you raise your hands, people might let you go, but be careful of the fact that some people don’t.


Survive on the flooded streets

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Survive on the flooded streets

Well, another memory that can make you unforgettable is making yourself survive on the flooded streets. During the year, especially in the rainy season when the rainfalls are heavy, some streets get flooded making traffic more difficult. However, life is going on and so are the people. In spite of the flooded streets, they just cross the street with their focused head and strong skilled control. If you are on a flooded street, don’t get worried as there are many options for you. Book a taxi or motorbike taxi instead of going by yourself. Stop and find yourself enjoyable Vietnamese coffee at some coffee shops. Or just go. Some might find it safe to walk on the walking sides as they are higher than the streets. Some might find it fun to wade through the water. But remember to carefully wash after that.


Ride motorbikes to travel

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Ride motorbikes to travel

The main transportation in Vietnam is, well, motorbikes. Therefore, why don’t you spend time learning how to use a motorbike before you travel to this adventurous country? Finding yourself merged on the rush moving of people in some big cities, like Ho Chi Minh City, is an unforgettable memory. Some might do a motorbike trip along the coasts of Vietnam and enjoy the breathtaking beaches. Some are more adventurous than they do a Ha Noi - Ho Chi Minh trip or vice versa, taking around 1.725 km by motorbike.


Taking a “Xe ôm” ride

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Taking a “Xe ôm” ride

If you don’t want to or you can’t ride a motorbike, then try to experience the Xe ôm ride. Xe ôm means motorbike taxi in English. You can find Xe ôm anywhere in this country even directly or online. Before, people usually used traditional Xe ôm, people with their motorbikes standing on the streets and riding people if asked. However, due to the development of technology, people nowadays can book a motorbike taxi online by Grab or Go Viet. In this way, you can know exactly how much you have to pay and avoid being overcharged. For Vietnamese, traditional Xe ôm is something old, something in the past passing by day by day in this increasingly developed life.


Take night buses

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Take night buses

This is believed to be one of the craziest things to do in Vietnam. Buses are the cheapest and most convenient transportation for you to travel around the country. The price is cheaper than flights and trains or boats and more convenient than motorbikes. You should make clear that these are not buses running only in the specific city or town, but running all over the country. Taking the night bus from one city to another is seen to be a memorable thing for your trip. It is obvious that the night bus runs faster than the day bus thanks to no traffic jams. Moreover, sitting or lying on the bus and viewing the sunrise is not a miss for your trip.


Check out Hà Nội Train Street

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Hà Nội Train Street

You might not believe in your eyes what is in front of you as the passing train is tightly mere inches from the residential houses. Twice a day, around 3 pm and 7 pm, a train passes by a number of narrow streets in Hà Nội maze-like Old Quarter. At that moment, people press tight to the walls or wait on the walking sides. Doors are closed until the train passes. The exact place the train passes by is Ngõ 224 Lê Duẩn. Coming here, your heart might be broken and your breath is stopped when the train and the houses nearly crash together.


Use a floating boat as the main transportation

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Floating in Mekong Delta