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Snapshot: Vietnamese Motorbikes

America has moving trucks and Vietnam has…motorbikes.

Narrow streets and a high population density have made motorbikes the primary mode of transport for Vietnamese locals. In photographer Hans Kemp’s eye-opening book Bikes of Burden, he shows the gravity-defying ways in which these two-wheeled workhorses carry everything from baskets and goldfish to hula hoops and entire families. Plus, they’re an incredibly immersive way for travelers to experience Vietnam. Take a seat and a street-level view.

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All photos © Hans Kemp

Bikes of Burden, published by Visionary World, is available in bookstores and online at Amazon

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