Friday, May 27, 2011

Road Traffic in Vietnam


Despite being the former capital of Vietnam, Huế is a relatively quiet city. The traffic there may not be as chaotic as in cities like Hanoi, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia), but it's still quite a sight. Accidents do occur, just not as many as one would imagine.



I shot this in Huế, near the Citadel


Location of Huế

One of the side roads in HCMC's center.

Saigon is by far the worst when it comes to traffic. Crossing the street in the endless sea of motorbikes is quite an experience. The idea is to slowly move across the street while motorbikes flow around you. (Watch out for buses.)


(Traffic in Saigon - by tkimsing)


42 insights:

IWannaBeAnon said...

i watched the video and thought, oh thats not that bad. Then some more time progressed, it really picks up

Malkavian said...

Damn now i see why they use Motorcycles... Looks pretty chaotic

FrostyC said...

Every time I hear the word Saigon, I think of the girl that bit off Chris Farley's nose in that one movie...

Phate said...

WOW, that is absolutely crazy. I don't think I would ever want to drive there, motorbike or otherwise

Alexis said...

Oh I remember it well. Absolutely crazy, trying to cross the road is like a suicide mission!

Intraman said...

ehehe traffic in vietnam sure is wild

Skaerf said...

Never understood overcrowding in Asian countries. Least endowed group of ppl, sexually, but somehow, pump humans out like maggots.

TK1927 said...

That is insane. Is it still really called Ho Chi Minh City?

ευαγγελια said...

Iam experiencing your world with my mind...
Wish i could travel like you...
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Carles said...

oh lol I will stop in the middle of that multitude trying to go out

Dola said...

lol cant help but laugh at something ur not used to seeing

cheshire said...

Rofl at all of those scooters :o

Pool Fool said...

crazy traffic out there

tigey said...

Wow, amazing, never seen so many bikes

JayPower said...

Damn they need more traffic control! i bet so many accidents happen

Simon black said...

wow thats a lot of scooters,

Dejch said...

no cars just bikes lol

Crooked Letter said...

reminds me of the traffic in morocco. its like 3-4 cars on 2 lanes :P

chrischaos said...

wow this is so crazty~
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Intraman said...

It depends on how seriously you study and what you focus on. I'd say achieving a moderate level of fluency in Korean ought to be faster than with Chinese and Japanese, you can get by in Korean with a few months of practice. However getting *really* good at it (which I'm still not) takes a lot longer. (English is not my first language btw)

Skinny Guy said...

Ha ha like most foreign counries, the horn is not under used.

Delicious Oophagy said...

Yeah here in Thailand it's bad, but NO WHERE near as bad as Vietnam.

charlie tuna said...

this is crazy. i wont be driving much my next trip to vietnam

Brofessor Neeko said...

So many bikes, I'd be afriad to drive anything big like a truck

Makel said...

Crazy!

wastrel said...

Real busy!

AndrewT789 said...

Holy shit thats crazy. And I thought learning to drive in the UK was hard :Z

Magnum said...

It reminds me of the Top Gear episode with Vietnam journey : )

psychologypost said...

get some of that pho

m.m. said...

Looks a lot like the traffic in the Philippines.

Honking horns is a very important form of communication in traffic like this!

daniel said...

Interesting post. Keep em coming.

The Viking said...

Looks like there is order in the chaos :)

Geoffrey said...

I'm surprised how little chaos there is

Mike said...

Doesn't look too crazy at least

Tricia said...

wow thats crazy lol

miscellaneousmusicalmistakes said...

No roadlines and they're well organized ! What a discipline.

Algorithmic said...

I don't think I could handle that kind of traffic.

LightStand said...

This is crazy! I would hate to live here

Stuck In Syndey said...

Sorta how Sydney is starting to look with so many types of immigrants now livng and trying to drive next to each other!!

vst.v said...

Wow,lots of bikes!

jamiesaur said...

So true. I've been to Ho Chi Minh City and it's always like that. Doesn't help that it's really hot there as well.

wellpickedbooger said...

Holy mo-ped gang, Batman! Awesome idea for a video!

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