Vietnam’s North-South Railway listed among world’s top ten most beautiful

Saturday, 2019-07-13 17:01:41
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The Reunification Express takes passengers on a two-day journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: sputnik)
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NDO – Vietnam’s Thong Nhat (Reunification) Express, also called the North-South railway route, has been listed by the Russia’s Sputnik news agency among the ten most beautiful of its kind in the world.

According to Sputnik, traveling by train, tourists can explore Vietnam through romantic scenery, particularly that of the pristine seas in the central region.

The express includes modern air-conditioned sleeping cars that take passengers on a two-day journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, said the Russian news agency.

The North-South railway route, which has a distance of 1,072 miles (1,726 kilometres), also topped the list of ten world's most amazing train journeys by Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, in 2018.

Lonely Planet highlighted that the of some railways rattle through historic cities and others swoosh beside spectacular coastlines.

A few have epic histories, one or two are remarkable for the colourful characters on board, added the travel magazine.