Motorbike taxis are an easy and authentic way to see the city. Look for the unofficial unform - drivers usually wear untucked, long-sleeved shirts, trousers and sandals. Street names can be challenging to say, so point out your destination on a map or have it written down by a local. Be sure the driver has a helmet for you, otherwise look for another xe om - safety should be your number one priority when getting on a motorbike.
Local insight: Short trips around town will cost around VND20,000 but make sure you agree on a price beforehand.