Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989

Elmar Reich, a Swiss tourist, captured a number of fascinating images of traffic in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) during his visit to the southern city in 1989.

Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989

A man riding a ‘xich lo’, a type of local rickshaw, in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Saigon.

Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989
Motorbikes drive through Cay Lieu roundabout located near the southern city’s People Committee.
Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989

A number of vintage cars park next to Mong Bridge.

Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989
A truck containing food drives down Ly Chinh Thang Street in District 3.
Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989

A bird’s-eye view of traffic at the Le Loi-Pasteur crossroads.

Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989
An interesting view from above of people travelling by bicycle.
Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989

Taxis wait in a long line on Le Loi Street.

Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989
Street vendors gather to sell their goods on Phan Boi Chau Street.
Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989

A woman grills meat besides a motorbike.

Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989
Various types of vehicles travel on Hai Ba Trung Street.
Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989

An old truck moves across Khanh Hoi Bridge.

Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989
The scene on Nguyen Du Street.
 
Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989

Various kinds of motorbikes park on Dong Khoi Street.

Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989
Cars park on Dong Khoi Street.
Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989

A tuk tuk (three wheeler Lambretta) travelling on the Nguyen Du-Hai Ba Trung intersection.

Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989

Two men ride a bicycle on Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street.

Interesting photos showcase Saigon traffic in 1989
A view of the traffic at the Le Duan-Pham Ngoc Thach intersection.


VOV/Photos:Elmar Reich

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