Trans-Vietnam train route named among Asia’s most scenic

Saturday, 2017-04-08 03:58:43
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The north-south train passes through Thua Thien - Hue province’s Lang Co Bay (Source: VNA)
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NDO/ VNA - UK-based travel publisher Rough Guides has described Vietnam’s north-south rail link as one of the most scenic routes in Asia.

A stretch of more than 1,700 kilometres offers picturesque sights along the way. While many passengers have complained about the quality of service, the globetrotters at Rough Guides have discovered only great things.

“Breakfast in the dining car is pot noodles in broth, served with fresh lime and chili. Enjoy it with a cup of instant black coffee, drunk as the train chugs its way past buffalos grazing in rice paddies,” according to Rough Guides.

“Watch fishermen cast their nets as you pass the sea, just metres away from the tracks, before curving around the coast past deserted white beaches and lush rainforest.”

Rough Guides also recommends train journeys through Sri Lanka, China, Malaysia, Japan, and Uzbekistan.