Traffic jams are anticipated to continue till the end of the day as crowds of workers and students converge on the city to resume daily routine the following day.

   On National Highway 1, the western gateway to the city, people bring their belongings back to Ho Chi Minh City following their vacation (Photo:

Among the returnees are children brought by their parents. (Photo:

 People don sunscreen, gloves, and sunglasses to deal with the intense heat that has been baking southern localities, including Ho Chi Minh City, for days. (Photo:

 Meanwhile, gateways into Hanoi’s city centre also become crowded due to the increased number of vehicles hitting the road as people return to the capital from their long holiday period. (Photo: VNA)

At around 3:30 p.m., the number of vehicles from the Phap Van-Cau Gie expressway towards the city’s begins to increase slightly. (Photo: VNA)

  People from Ngoc Hoi street head towards the city centre. (Photo: VNA)


 Police regulate traffic flow at the ending point of the Phap Van-Cau Gie expressway. (Photo: VNA)