27/01/2018 14:55 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Telegraph lauds Vietnam’s north-south express train

The UK-based Telegraph newspaper has unveiled a list of the top ten best train journeys in Asia for international visitors in 2018, and it comes as a great surprise that Vietnam’s North-South railway line is on the list. 
 
On the website www.telegraph.co.uk, a tour is recommended on the express train Thong Nhat (Reunification) connecting Hanoi and HCM City, and running through many Vietnam’s famous tourist destinations such as Hue, Da Nang and Nha Trang. 
 
According to the UK newspaper, passengers travel on a 1,600-km journey along peaceful landscapes of ancient pagodas, paddy fields and farmers wearing conical hats. 
 
Last year, the UK-based travel site Rough Guides also named the route one of the most scenic in Asia. 
 
Vietnam’s railway line boasts a deep-rooted history as the French built the country’s first railway section spanning 70 km from Saigon to the Mekong Delta city of My Tho in 1881, marking the birth of the country’s railway system.-VNA/VNP