Xích lô is a human-powered, three-wheeled vehicle used to transport passengers or goods, usually with one or two seats for the passenger and one for the driver. Xích lô has been one of the most beloved vehicles in Việt Nam for many years. However due to the modernization of Việt Nam as a country, there are less Xích lô every day. In order to keep the streets “clean”, most independent Xích lô busin- esses have been banned and replaced by a more regulated, more “touristy” version.
Mother’s love (Tình Mẫu Tử) has always been the symbol in Vietnamese history & literature. Perhaps because it’s something that’s ordinary yet extraordinary at the same time. Or perhaps through years of wars, of colonialism, of imperialism, it makes sense that something as simple as the love between a mother & her children is able to unite everyone despite their differences.