A slow and relaxed train with poetic destinations on the North-South Railway- TOP 25 most beautiful train routes in the world in 2016 and the TOP 10 the most beautiful rail journey of Asia in 2018, will be an unforgettable experience for any traveler.
As one of the top things to do in Vietnam, you can use the railroad to move to many popular tourist destinations. Most popular are the famous cities located on the North-South Railway.
With each city, visitors will continue to visit the landscapes and experience its culture and cuisine. However, you can actively choose the journey, depending on your time and budget.
In addition, according to Vietnam travel guides, another advantage of traveling by train is that the space on the train is not as narrow as the seats on planes or coaches. In the cabin, passengers can easily exchange, chat in a relatively comfortable space. Groups or teams can gather, sing, and enjoy the thrilling scenery through the door.
Passengers can easily exchange in the train cabin
The train sways on the rails. By the time of dawn, light streams of the dawn through the window awake visitors. When the eyes look out the door frame, the green rice field and faraway looming mountains will dispel the fatigue and pressure from your life. An interesting trip is waiting ahead.
Some of the rail travel destinations that you can make, in order from north to south:
Sapa- Lào Cai province
This is a rare tourist railway in the northern mountainous province. It comes from Hanoi and goes through some provinces such as Phu Tho, Yen Bai and then to Lao Cai – the final point of the journey. The departure time from Hanoi is often in the evening from 21 to 22h and arrive at Lao Cai station in the early morning (about 5h).
During your trip to Sapa – “The city of fog” you will witness the majestic mountains and wild nature.
The majestic mountains and wild nature in Sapa
Among all trips in Vietnam tours by train, the most beautiful route is probably the journey from Da Nang to Quang Binh. Departure from Da Nang station, the train will go through winding majestic Hai Van pass.
From the cabin, you can see the panoramic view of Danang Bay with blue sea water and golden sunshine. The side of the pass is the white flower ranges and the far side is Danang city with high-rise towers and the green Son Tra Peninsula.
The golden flower range cover in the north of Hai Van pass
Poetic scenery with blue sea, white flowers, yellow sunshine in the south of the Hai Van pass
The magnificent nature stretches out to the sight of visitors passing through the Hai Van Pass, Lang Co, Thua Thien Hue, then Tam Giang lagoon, and Quang Tri.
Da Nang city
Da Nang is a coastal city located in central Vietnam, an almost midpoint between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Owning a lot of diverse natural scenery, Danang not only attracts tourists with a 60- km long beach that was selected by Forbes magazine as one of the six most attractive beaches on the planet, but also there are many impressive landscapes such as Son Tra peninsula, Ba Na Hills tourist area and Ngu Hanh Son landscape…
The beauty of the country, the people in Vietnam through the window frame
Hue- a medieval city
It is the only city in the country that still retains the appearance of a medieval city and the monarchy architecture. Hue has become a great and precious museum. Therefore, Hue has been classified as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
Quang Binh province
Thien Duong cave in Quang Binh
One of the highlights of Vietnam Railways tour is Quang Binh. Quang Binh has long been famous for its spectacular cave system, such as Phong Nha – Ke Bang, and recently discovered caves such as Son Doong and Tu Lan. Among them, Thien Duong cave, one of the most magnificent and magical caves in the world, was dubbed as the ” Underground Royal Palace”.
Nha Trang, Quy Nhơn
Traveling to Nha Trang by train
Vietnam tours by train can also stop at two beautiful beaches: Nha Trang and Quy Nhon. Then, when you come to Nha Trang city and have breakfast, you will be taken to Cau Da port to go to Hon Tam Island, discover the splendor of Hon Ngoc Viet with the beautiful panoramic view of Nha Trang city. In addition, guests can swim and enjoy the dance of Hawaii dancer in bikini outfits.
Ky Co island in Quy Nhon
Meanwhile, in Quy Nhon, visitors can admire the beautiful sea island in the journey to Ky Co island, located at the foot of the Phuong Mai mountain in the Nhon Ly peninsula. Sitting on the canoe, surfing through the water, receiving the cool sea blowing in the air and watching the rocky mountains will definitely be an extremely stunning experience.