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Vietnam routes among top 10 train journeys in Asia


The U.K.-based Telegraph recently selected its ten best train journeys in Asia for 2018, and two of them are in Vietnam. Travellers can take a trip on the Reunification Express that winds north-south down Vietnam’s coast connecting Hanoi and Saigon passing 1,600 kilometres of pagodas and paddies in just 36 hours, while the Kunming-Hanoi train races down the amazing rice terraces of Sapa. Those with more time can hop off along the way and dig deeper into coastal towns to feel the sand and local life in Danang, Hoi An or Nha Trang.

The other top ten train journeys in Asia, according to the Telegraph, are those propelling travellers through the jungles of Malaysia and Thailand, mosques and temples in Bangladesh, plantations in Sri Lanka, Mumbai’s suburbs to the palm forests of India, Indonesia’s hustling Jakarta to its cultural capital Yogyakarta, Beijing to Shanghai, and from Yokohama to Shimoda in Japan with wonderful views of Mount Fuji.

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