Located in center of Red River Delta, in the Northern Focal Economic Zone and the Hanoi – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh Economic Triangle, Hung Yen shares border with Bac Ninh Province on the north, Ha Nam Province on the south, Hai Duong, Thai Binh provinces on the east, and Hanoi on the west.
Now Hung Yen is a totally different city but much of its heritage has been preserved with many famous pagodas, temples and historical sites such as Pho Hien relic group, including Van Mieu, Hien, Chuong pagodas, Mau Temple. Other popular sites are Kim Chung, Huong Lang, Thai Lac, Ne Chau pagodas, Chu Dong Tu, Phuong Hoang, Dau An, Da Hoa temples.
Pho Hien is a historical site in Hung Yen Province, about 70 kilometers southeast of Hanoi. In the 15th to 18th centuries it was a famous merchant port in Vietnam and it was a small historic town on the banks of the Red River. Especially, the prosperous time of Pho Hien was associated with the golden time of the trading relationship between Vietnam, China and Japan. Like the ancient town of Hoi An, Pho Hien is a favorite destination of Japanese tourists. Pho Hien area covers five square kilometres running from Dang Chau Hamlet in Lam Son Ward to Ne Chau Hamlet in Hong Chau Ward.
If you are planning on renting a motorbike in Hung Yen then this is a must read. Full of pros and cons the outcome be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. Somebody experienced the good, bad and the ugly after motorbike rental in Hung Yen in a few different provinces. Save yourself the danger and the expense by being fully prepared before hand by reading our experience here.
What Are Hung Yen Motorbikes Rental Requirements?
It you want to rent a motorbike in Hung Yen, some rental companies ask for your passport while others don’t. We’ve noticed that shops located along the main touristy roads seem adamant about handing over your passport. It seems as though the smaller businesses on the less traveled side streets are more accepting to a passport photocopy or a cash deposit instead. To rent a motorbike in Hung Yen, you need two things:
For motorbike rental, there are different procedures depending on the rental shop and the length of the rental. If you stay in a hotel and rent a motorbike from the hotel for a few days, the hotel will not require a deposit. If you rent directly from a rental shop, you need to give your passport to the owner until you return the motorbike or deposit an amount of money (from 1.5 million VND to 3 million VND). Leaving a passport with a shop while you travel the whole country is not ideal, so an alternative can be suggested. Often rental shops will accept a different form of valid identification or even a copy of the passport.
Or sometimes a rental company could ask for the hotel that you are staying in.
You won’t like it and you definitely shouldn’t, but in most cases, you will have to leave your passport at the motorbike rental.
Regarding payments, you almost always pay in cash and upfront. Most motorcycle companies don’t ask to see proof of a driver’s license. You can drive away from their shop without toppling over or crashing into something or someone.
How much? – Motorbike Rental Hung Yen price
The company will usually charge per 24 hours. When you rent for a day. the price you pay will vary depending on where you are, whether the bike is older or new, and an automatic or a manual one. In some places, you may have a discount for a weekly rental, most will for a monthly hire term.
If you intend to hire this motorbike for a long time (over a week), make sure you have a good deal with the company. (especially in peak seasons insist on a daily rate for how many days you hire)
Budget is about 120.000 to 200.000 VND per day or 800.000 to 1.200.000 VND for monthly rental. It depends on your motorbike preference.
Note that motorbikes rental prices in popular tourist destinations in Hung Yen are higher compared to less touristy areas. If you plan to rent a scooter in Phuket, I recommend getting a bigger Motorbikes than 50cc.
I recommend renting a scooter from a scooter rental that looks trustworthy. Renting a scooter from your hotel is a good option although it will cost you more. But as we’re talking about a few dollars difference, it is a less risky option than to rent from a business that looks suspicious.
Some places for Hung Yen Motorbike Rental
It is not difficult to rent a motorbike in Hung Yen or any other Vietnam city. There are several variants:
small hotels and hotels.
You can hardly walk around any (especially central) street without noticing a dozen rental places where you’ll be gladly helped to hire a scooter.
If you are staying at a small hotel you’ll probably be told about such nearest places at the reception. They even can bring you a bike or something to the hotel as hotel owners often have contracts with the owners of motor transport.
If they don’t provide such a service, it’s enough to walk along the second and the third lines of Nha Trang (the first line where big hotels are situated is near the sea).
One more method of hiring motor transport in Hanoi is getting in touch with the foreigners living there a long time and running some bike rental business. We’d advise you to turn to our good acquaintances – guys from the Moto Vietnam and they not only will help you to choose a good and suitable bike but will also give you some recommendations and several bike riding lessons.
There are some places motorbike rental nearly Hung Yen. But I recommend these fews stores as the quality of motorbikes are quite good and easy to find:
Cong Tan Motorbike
Add: 110 Nguyen Van Cu, Long Bien District, Hanoi. ( Nearly Hung Yen )
Read more this article: Motorbike Rental Shops in Bac Ninh.
From the moment you take off from the rental motorbike lot, you’ll be seeing Vietnam in a whole new way. You can now take the scenic route through the rice paddies! While enjoying your new found freedom, keep these general maintenance tips in mind:
Ask your motorbike rental company how much your motorbike should cost to fuel up in Vietnam. When running low on gas, find a reputable gas station with a metered gas pump and pull up to the attendant. They will first ask you how much money you would like to spend. You can either provide an amount or ask them to fill the tank up entirely. Either way, just make sure you end up paying the amount shown on the pump.
Ask your rental motorbike agency how often you should change the oil for your particular bike in Vietnam. Most bikes require an oil change every 500 to 1,000 kilometres. Changing the oil should cost 100,000 VND (4.35 USD).
Ask for a chain tension inspection every 800 kilometres, and tightening costs between 20,000 to 25,000 VND (around 1 USD).
Ask to check your tyre pressure at the same time you check your oil. Keep in mind that few places actually test the tyre pressure. It is common for them to be dangerously over-inflated. Pressure gauges are cheap and easy to obtain. So it’s best to ensure the tyres are inflated to the PSI written on the sidewall of your motorbike.