How do gas stations work in Vietnam?

A great network of state-owned gas stations makes the entire road trip across Vietnam even more convenient. You will find big gas stations in almost every town and it is impossible to miss them. So, how do they work?

Every station has at least one attendant to fill your motorcycle. During my trips across Vietnam, I haven’t seen a single self service gas station. After getting noticed by one of these attendants, the easiest way is to tell your attendant in Vietnamese for how much money you want gas. If you still don’t know how to count in Vietnamese, show your attendant bank note of the exact amount you want gas for. They will set the machine and fill your motorcycle with the exact amount of gas.

If you ever need gas and you only see one of these manual gas stations by the road, tell the attendant the amount of litres you need.