Rickshaw – The beautiful culture of Hanoi Tourism
Initially, the tow truck was bought and used by French and Vietnamese great mandarins. Subsequently, it became a symbol of the riches of Hanoi’s merchants. Everyone who buys a tow truck has a private driver called a "coolie". Sometimes, a truck needs two more people to push it. If he is a mandarin, there are young people next to the driver, Mandarins often take a tube tobacco or a tray of betel if the person sitting in the car is a woman. Over time, the tow truck has been improved in composition such as: wheels are wrapped by rubber, springs set between wheels and seats, and luxurious decoration.
The tow truck imagine in the 19th century of Vietnam.
Several years after the First World War, the first appearance in the city center of the bike was imported from Saint Etienne, France. And the bike was attached to the rear of the truck, so the rickshaw was born. Bike have been added to the tow truck, playing an important role in the improvement of vehicles in the streets of Hanoi. Soon, rickshaw were transformed into vehicles primarily for the transport of goods. Thus, in one hand, it is designed to be stronger, less comfortable. The cushion is replaced by a simple sheet of wood which is well-loaded, the hand of the raft to carry the bulky item, less pastel tones for sunlight and raindrops avoiding, add two hooks to the foot area of customer, so that when needed can pull the car through the difficult terrain ...
The first shape of rickshaw.
In the two wars of Vietnam, cyclo became a meaningful vehicle to serve production and combat as: transport goods into the places that cars cannot go; transport people to evacuate, carry firefighting vehicles, carry ammunition, carrying ammunition to the battlefields ... Cyclo can carry up to hundreds of kilograms of goods. The cyclo is worth to be placed in the war museum of Hanoi. Then, since the period of social changing, many concepts have been changed, the demand for life has become more and more diversified, foreigners to travel more and more, cyclo has the function of commercial services to serve tourists. According to statistics of the Traffic Police Department of Hanoi, the city now has five companies operating by cyclo transport with 388 vehicles.
Foreigners love sitting on the cyclos to observe the life in The Old Quarter.
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Nowadays, Vietnamese young try themselves to do the work with higher salary while avoiding the unusual climate of Hanoi. Almost of rickshaw drivers is old people. They do this hard work, use their muscle’s strength to earn their life. They have to do all the day from morning to night, stand the hottest, coldest temperatures. Do a sauntering by cyclo not only make you have an overview about Old Quarter, but it also help rickshaw drivers having some money.
The old drivers do the traditional work as soon as at night.
Suddenly meeting a French group in Ly Thai To street, I saw their faces shining and showing their satisfaction. "How good do you feel about this service?" "Very good! This man is so wonderful and friendly! "All the French guests smiled sympathetically. Guests and the owner also exchanged some friendly words before the car to welcome guests back.
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