" Riding a classic cyclo " is one of 40 unforgettable experiences for tourists in Viet Nam, according to a list published on the website The Huffington Post at www.huffingtonpost.com. From a long time, Vietnamese people have thought of the cyclo as a familiar means of transport when going out. It is not only close-knit to Vietnamese but also strongly connected with foreigners as all of them are attracted by this unique means at first sight visiting Vietnam. In the past, cyclos were a key means of transportation. Many laborers worked as cyclo drivers. The image of a cyclo driver in a cloth hat or a conical hat pedaling through the street became iconic for Vietnamese people. Cyclos were very important to Vietnam’s military and people during the wars as they were used to transport ammunition, troop rations, wounded soldiers, evacuees and much more. Besides the three-wheel bicycle taxis, other popular experiences include eating a bowl of steaming pho at a street-side restaurant; lighting incense at the famous Huong Pagoda in Ha Noi, one of Viet Nam's most famous Buddhist shrines; taking a bike tour in Hoi An ancient town; hiring a motorbike and zooming along city streets; attending one of Viet Nam's unique festivals like the elephant race festival in the Central Highlands; taking a hill-tribe trek through Sa Pa Valley; getting a tailor-made suit or dress in Hoi An; learning about Viet Nam's turbulent war years at the War Remnants Museum in HCM City; and watching a traditional water puppet show in Ha Noi.
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