Vietnam, with its many ethnic minorities and 2,200 years of history, is rich in culture and heritage. Enjoy bicycling on quiet country roads with the locals. While the people are very friendly and gracious, Vietnam although rapidly developing is still a third world country, especially outside the main cities. The road surfaces are often not of a western standard. Be prepared to share the road with scooters, school children on bikes, bullocks, chickens, rice crops drying, and other traffic.