Vietnam Geography And Xe Om – Motorbike Taxi
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam, a sovereign and reunified independent country, has a high percentage of territorial waters. Looking at the map, Vietnam is located in the center of the Southeast Asia, and is shaped like the letter “S”. The country lies in the eastern part of the Indochina peninsula
Bordered by China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, and the East Sea and Pacific Ocean to the southeast. Vietnam’s coast line is 3,260 km long and its inland border measures 4,510 km.
The country’s total length, from the northernmost point to the southernmost point, is 1,650 km.
Its width, stretching from east to west, is 600 km at the widest point in the north, 400 km in the south, and 50 km at the narrowest part in Quang Binh province on the central coast. Vietnam is also a transport junction from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
Xe Om – Motorbike Taxi
Xe om or Hon Da om ( south ) is the most popular means of transportation in Vietnam. Xe om means ‘Bike Hug’. Passengers will boarding on the back of driver. In every streets of Vietnam, you will find them with the sights of XE OM in front of the bikes or you can easily find them in the cross of streets.
Became so popular after the economic ‘boom’ in early 1990, bike cycle replaced to motorbike, Xe Om is the most convenient way to get around the city at very reasonable price. Taking Xe Om for a ride is an challenge, you will really join on local traffic that may not be like your home. Make sure you have a good negotiation before boarding. Price will be roughly about 2.000 VND per km.