|Touring with cyclo around Hoàn Kiếm Lake in the centre of Hà Nội is very interesting for travellers, as the leisurely pace is slow enough to see the sights and take lots of pictures.|
Cyclo is a three-wheel bicycle taxi that appeared in Việt Nam in the early 20th century. A double seat is supported by the two front wheels with the driver sitting behind.
The cyclo remains a popular tourist attraction not only in Hà Nội capital but also in others such as Hội An Town in Quảng Nam Province and Huế City in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province. Cyclo touring is the best way to get up close and personal with the vibrant life in Việt Nam's big cities.
|Cyclo drivers are waiting for tourists in Hàng Dầu Street.|
Cyclo transport was very popular until the early 1990s’ as it could carry two people plus goods. It was relatively cost-effective through Việt Nam’s narrow streets and alleyways. As people needed to travel further and faster motorbikes became widespread, more locals stopped using cyclos and instead they became a good choice for tourists.
|Cyclo tour is a great way to see the sights of Hà Nội's old quarter.|
It feels safe in the busy traffic of Hà Nội and HCM City and is much better for the environment than motorbikes or taxis. For these reasons, it is now very popular with travellers to explore Việt Nam by cyclo. VNS