Vinh Long town is home to a few minor attractions that can be used to fill a few lazy hours while you wait for a bus or other connection, but the main attraction, for almost everyone who visits Vinh Long, is to do a homestay on An Binh island.
In town, but set a good four kilometres to the south of Vinh Long, the venerable Van Thanh Mieu Pagoda has been semi-recently renovated and the sprawling complex houses three buildings of worship. Unfortunately, these were closed to the public when we arrived. Stone pathways are flanked with towering trees, well manicured bushes, two reflecting pools complete with fish bisect the grounds and would be a great place to reflect, if there were any seating available.
Thinking of renting a scooter in Vinh Long? It’s going to transform your Vietnam travel experience – it’s an excellent way to see more, explore further and create fun memories. Driving a scooter is one of my favorite things, but there’s a lot to know about scooter rentals in Vinh Long. In this post, you’ll find details on the process to rent a scooter in Vinh Long. You’re going to find tips, information on the driving license required as well as travel insurance.
What are Vinh Long Motorbikes Rental Requirements?
It you want to rent a motorbike in Vinh Long, 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 Vinh Long, 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.
In some cases, an additional requirement could be the number of your hotel room if you’re renting a scooter from the hotel.
Or sometimes a rental company could ask for the hotel that you are staying in.
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. More information>> Good shops motorbike rental in Long An.
Some places for Vinh Long Motorbike Rental
It is not difficult to rent a motorbike in Hanoi 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 Hanoi.
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 in Vinh Long. But I recommend these fews stores as the quality of motorbikes are quite good and easy to find:
Motorbike Rental Mr Duy
Add: Địa chỉ: 130 Đường 8-3, P5, Vinh Long.
Tel: 0944-355-582 or 0977-952-224.
How to ride a motorbike in Vinh Long?
All you need to know before you start to ride a motorbike or car in Vietnam.
But carefully! Regardless of how experienced you are, riding in Vinh Long takes a bit of getting used to. Use some common sense and learn how the locals use the road.
There are SO many motorbikes zipping around that you have to walk slowly but surely, allowing the motorbikers to (hopefully) dodge around you. If you stand around waiting for them to stop for pedestrians to cross, you’ll be waiting a long time.
Traffic law is practically non-existent. It’s not that scary once you get the hang of it, but you might want to get a feel for how it works before setting off on your own.
Follow closely behind someone who looks like they know what they’re doing
The Vietnamese will carry an entire house (plus their three children and dog) on the back of their bikes if they can. You will amaze at how they don’t tip over.